Course syllabus

Moderna trådlösa system - LTE och dess efterföljare
Modern Wireless Systems - LTE and Beyond

ETTN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-19

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Elective for: C4, C4-ks, D5, E4, E4-ks, MSOC2, MWIR2
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


This course considers the latest technology development in wireless communications, LTE and LTE Advanced, some times referred to as "4G". These systems are high performing and represent "state-of-the-art" in many aspects. This course also includes trends for future system solutions. The aim of this course is to give good knowledge concerning principles, concepts, functioning, performance and limitations for such systems for mobile communications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Fundamental limits for the bit rate - capacity results and interpretations. Spectrum flexibility. OFDM - multi user communications. Systems with multiple antennas. Adaptive mechanisms in connection with variations in channal quality in the downlink and in the uplink. Transmission methods in the downlink and in the uplink. The physical layer. Control signals base station - mobile. Receiver structures. Performance for LTE and LTE Advanced. Trends for future systems.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination is a combination of oral and written presentation, and it includes a passed project work and a passed home work assignment.

Code: 0112. Name: Modern Wireless Systems - LTE and Beyond.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0212. Name: Project.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project.


Required prior knowledge: ETT051 Digital Communications. ETIN15 Radio systems
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Göran Lindell,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.