Wireless Communications

Module Number: EI71075

Duration: one Semester

Ocurrence: Winter Semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Gerhard Kramer

Amount of work

Contact hours: 75

Self-study hours: 75

Total: 150

Description of Achievement and Assessment Methods

In a final written exam (90 min) the students demonstrate their understanding of coding schemes e.g. different classes, and the respective applications by answering questions e.g. to different application scenarios.
They have to show, without supporting material (one sheet of handwritten notes is allowed), that they can evaluate and design coding schemes and apply decoding algorithms.

Prerequisites (recommended)

Digital Communications 1 & 2, Mobile Communications

Intended Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the module the student knows about wave propagation in wireless communications and the resulting peculiarities of the wireless channel. He further knows how to compute the capacity of certain wireless channels and is able to adapt transmitter and receiver to combat these effects. He finally gets well-aquainted with multiple antenna systems and the corresponding approaches to maximize the throughput as well as coded modulation concepts for wireless communications.


Wireless channels (models, information rates); Inter-symbol interference and equalization (decision-feedback equalization (DFE), Tomlinson-Harashima precoding), Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM); Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems; coded modulation schemes for fading channels

Teaching and Learning Methods

In addition to the students' personal study, additional knowledge is acquired by exercises which are supported by tutor hours


The lecture is given with slides; examples and additional explanations are done on the black board

Reading List

Goldsmith, Andrea. Wireless communications. Cambridge university press, 2005, Tse, David, and Pramod Viswanath. Fundamentals of wireless communication. Cambridge university press, 2005.