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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course EITN10F valid from Autumn 2013

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  • English
  • Every autumn semester
  • The aim of this course is that the student should gain a good overall understanding of the topic of multiple antenna systems for wireless communications. Multiple antenna systems is an important technology for providing high data rates in existing and upcoming wireless communications systems.
  • The course is presented from an interdisciplinary perspective, across different aspects of the communication systems, including coding/modulation, antennas, propagation channel, medium access control. This is because the performance gains from multiple antenna systems can only be achieved by a holistic consideration of these issues. In particular, the following topics will be presented:
    Background of multiple antenna systems and basic concepts

    Propagation channel in multiple antenna systems

    Capacity of multiple antenna systems

    Space-time coding

    Receiver structures

    Exploiting channel knowledge at the transmitter

    Multiuser scheme

    Performance limits and tradeoffs
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to describe the key benefits of applying multiple antenna systems
    be able to distinguish between different types of multiple antenna systems

    be able to explain the role of propagation channel (including effects of antennas) on the capacity of multiple antenna systems

    be able to account for the differences in system performance resulting from the possible availability of channel knowledge

    be able to identify relevant implementation issues of multiple antenna systems, including practical coding schemes and performance limits/tradeoffs.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to qualitatively demonstrate the operating principles of multiple antenna systems, under both spatial multiplexing and spatial diversity schemes
    be able to calculate the channel capacity of multiple antenna systems for a given setup

    be able to quantitatively demonstrate the benefit of spatial diversity

    be able to implement, in simulations, different receiver structures and evaluate their respective performance

    be able to make use of simulation tools such as Matlab to solve simple design problems with a set of system performance requirements.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Have a comprehensive view of how multiple antenna systems influence the system performance and how the technology can be used in wireless links.
    Feel confident in the ability to evaluate the use of multiple antenna systems in a given wireless communication scenario.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • ETI051 Radio Systems and ETI085 Channel Modelling for Wireless Communication
Selection Criteria
  • Paulraj, A., Nabar, R. & Gore, D.: Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications. Cambridge University Press, UK, 2006. ISBN 0521826152.
Further Information
Course code
  • EITN10F
Administrative Information
  •  -08-12
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2013‑09‑03 2013‑10‑18

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