Course Syllabus for

Multiple Antenna Systems

EITN10F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustavsson
Date of establishment: 2013-08-12

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: EITN10
Teaching language: English


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

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

Course Literature

Paulraj, A., Nabar, R. & Gore, D.: Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications. Cambridge University Press, UK, 2006. ISBN 0521826152.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ETI051 Radio Systems and ETI085 Channel Modelling for Wireless Communication

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Hui Li <>

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