Course syllabus

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

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

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2019-04-01

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Elective for: C5-ks, D5, E4-ks, MSOC2, MWIR2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course considers the latest technology development in wireless communications, including 5G and LTE systems. These systems are high performing and represent "state-of-the-art" in many aspects. A central part of this course is to give detailed knowledge of the communication methods that are used in down-link and in up-link,respectively, that make these high performance increases possible. 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


The course will contain a selection of the following topics in the textbook:
1. What is 5G
2. 5G Standardization
3. Spectrum for 5G
4. LTE Overview
5. NR Overview
6. Radio-Interface Architecture
7. Overall transmission structure
8. Channel sounding
9. Transport-channel processing
10. Physical-layer control signaling
11. Multi-antenna transmission
12. Beam management
13. Retransmission protocols
14. Scheduling
15. Uplink power and timing control
16. Initial access
17. LTE/NR interworking and co-existence
18. RF characteristics and requirements
19. RF mmWave
20. Beyond the first release of 5G

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination (5 h) normally consists of five problems. Approved project is a requirement to be allowed to enter the examination.

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: 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. Contents: Written report, oral presentation, and acting as opponent on another groups report and presentation.


Required prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications. ETIN15 Radio systems or EITN75 Wireless System Design Principles
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Buon Kiong Lau,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.