Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications

Professors Angeliki Alexiou
George Efthymoglou (Department Chair)
Course category OPT/T&N
Course ID DS-312
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Aristarchus (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

This course focuses on wide area wireless networks and addresses advanced topics in physical layer design, multi-carrier systems and wireless standards evolution.

At the end of this course, students will have acquired advanced/in depth knowledge in the field of Wireless Communications, with particular emphasis on wireless channel modelling, Multiple Input Multiple Output systems design, and performance evaluation in terms of capacity.

The students will be capable of performing numerical calculations of various wireless parameters, stochastic modelling of wireless transceivers and performance assessment by means of analytical evaluations and simulations, with main focus on baseband processing and radio resources management.

Course Contents

  • Advanced physical layer design topics: modulation and coding
  • Multiplexing in time, space, frequency, code
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output Systems
  • Multi-carrier systems: OFDM/OFDMA.
  • Radio resource allocation: multi-user communications and scheduling, cross-layer optimization.
  • Wireless standards: 3G evolution, IEEE 802.x, 4G and 5G

Recommended Readings

  • Behrouz A. Forouzan, “Data Communications and Networking”, Fourth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007
  • W Stallings, Wireless Communciations and Networks, Pearson, 2004.
  • D. Tse, P. Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wireless Communciations, 2005.
  • T. S. Rappaport, Wireless communications – Principles and practices, Pearson, 2002.
  • Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE, Wiley, 2010.
  • Andrea Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.