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Wireless Communication Channels

EITN85, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Compulsory for: MWIR1
Elective for: BME4, D4, E4-ks, MSOC2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim is to give a comprehensive view of the properties of the wireless channel. This includes an understanding of the underlying physical propagation mechanisms, measurements of channel properties, channel modeling methods, as well as a basic understanding of how these things relate to ifferent aspects of a wireless system.

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


The course connects different areas of knowledge within, e.g., radio, digital communication, probability theory, stochastic processes, wave propagation and mathematics. The course covers the following topics:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Exam (oral or written, 5 hours) and approved assignment reports. The performance assessment is based on the exam, which might be oral or written. To pass the course the assignment reports also have to be approved. The three assignments are to be solved in pairs of two students as independent work. These assignments include planning of measurements, performing the measurements, analysing the data and writing a report. Submission of all assignments is a requirement for participation in the exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written or oral exam
Code: 0218. Name: Hand-in Assignments.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved assignments


Assumed prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital communications and ETIF05 Basic wireless communication technique or EITF50 An introduction to wireless systems.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETIN10, ETI085

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Xuhong Li,
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