Course syllabus

Multiple Antenna Systems

EITN10, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2024-04-02
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MWIR2
Elective for: C5-ks, D5, E4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the area of multiple antenna systems for wireless communications. It begins with the theoretical aspects of multiple antenna or multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems, which predicts huge performance gains in comparison to conventional single antenna systems. The theoretical results provided the momentum for practical implementations, several aspects of which will be covered in the course in order to give an understanding of how the system works in reality.

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 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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and assignments.

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: 0110. Name: Multiple Antenna Systems.
Credits: 3.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Passed written examination. Optional tasks can give bonus points to examination results. The module includes: Multiple antenna systems and concepts.
Code: 0210. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 4.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Passed assignments.


Assumed prior knowledge: EITN75 Wireless System Design Principles and EITN85 Wireless Communication Channels.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list


Course coordinator: Buon Kiong Lau,
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