Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MWIR1. Optional for: C4, C4ks, D4, D4ks, E4, E4ks, E4rn, MSOC2. Course coordinator: Professor Ove Edfors,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: ETI031 Radio, ETT051 Digital Communications. Assessment: The performance assessment has two components. The first part is concerned with analyzing and making an oral presentation of the contents of a scientific paper in the area of the course, in a group of two or three students. The second and grading part is a (five hour) written exam, consisting of both closed book questions and open book problems. Further information: The course might be given in english. Home page:

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.

Illustrate different system and design compromises, such as the trade off between spectrum efficiency, system performance, and system cost. 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 student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

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, etc. Both traditional systems for mobile telephony as well as modern wireless systems for data and multimedia communications are addressed.

The literature consists of a textbook, as described below, and lecture handouts. Both in English.

Molisch A: Wireless Digital Communications, Wiley/IEEE Press, 2005. ISBN 0-470-84888-X