Course Syllabus for

Wireless System Design Principles
Design av trådlösa system

EITN75F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-09-11

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: EITN75
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is three-fold: Connect different technologies within the telecommunications area to a complete radio system design, optimized for a realistic transmission channel. Put a focus on the total cost in order of components, complexity and energy for systems with large number of components, such as IOT-networks. Illustrate different system and design compromises, such as the trade off between spectrum efficiency, system performance, system cost and energy consumption. This is done with the practical implementation in mind. Introduce models and show how theoretical analysis, computer simulations and empirical measurements can be used in combination.


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 addresses modern radio systems, their principal design, performance analysis, and the design methodology for both complete systems as well as important sub systems. Radio system design possibilities and limitations are discussed with a starting point in the properties of radio channels. Fundamental building blocks, required to meet different system specifications, are presented and their design is discussed. System requirements considered include data rate, bit error rate, reliability, cost, complexity, energy etc. Both traditional systems for mobile telephony as well as modern wireless systems for data, multimedia communications and Internet of Things (IoT) are addressed. New results in the area are introduced in the form of journal paper studies, where the last year's development is summarized in a number of presentations by the students themselves.

Course Literature

Molisch, A.: Wireless Communications. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2011. ISBN 9780470741863.
Second edition

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

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

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Anders J Johansson

Course Occasion Information

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