LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
1) Knowledge and understanding
The course presents the principles of current wireless communication systems, with a rigorous approach and attention to an operational knowledge
2) Applying knowledge and understanding
Students learn to:
- use the main channel models to analyze and design wireless communication systems
- use the main diversity, MIMO and resource allocation schemes
- evaluate the performance of wireless communication systems
- select the most suitable solutions in order to meet specifics in terms of performance and cost, also accounting for possible application constraints.
Typical knowledge of a graduate of the Class of Information Engineering are required (first level degree).
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
Channel models. Channel capacity. Diversity techniques. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Resource allocation techniques.
A. Goldsmith, Wireless communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Evaluation comprehensively based on:
* Level of active (and regular) participation to classroom lectures, exercises and laboratory activity
* Periodically assigned homeworks
* Final exam including written and oral tests.
Remedial evaluation based on written examination, oral examination and project.
The course is organized in lectures, excercises and laboratory sessions. Homework assignments complement classroom activity.
The course relies upon a specific web site.