13E034R - Radio technologies

Course specification
Course title Radio technologies
Acronym 13E034R
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Radio-Communications
The goal Hardware configuration of the radio system. Design and organization of a transiver location for different radio systems. Concepts of narrowband and wideband transceiver. Power amplifier linearization techniques: feedback, predistortion, feedforward and combined approaches. Realisation problems of reconfigurable transceiver. RF transceiver design for MIMO system.
The outcome Students are familiar with the principles of different transceiver architectures. They could analyse the hardware structure of the radio station and perform software configuration of it.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures The basic transceiver architectures. Antenna systems (and adaptive). Antenna downtilt. Connecting the transceiver to the antenna system. Up and down converters. LO synthesizers. Automatic gain control. Special techniques of sampling. Digital variants of superheterodyne and direct-conversion transceivers. Power amplifier linearisation techniques. Reconfigurable transceivers and MIMO systems.
Contents of exercises Measurements of signals at characteristic points of superheterodyne receiver. Analysis of attenuation of the system for connecting the transceiver to the antenna system and analysis of possible realizations of the system for remote electrical downtilt by using the software packages developed for those purpose. Analysis of hardware and software configurations of GSM and UMTS base stations.
  1. J.H. Reed, "Software radio, A modern Approach to Radio Engineering", Prentice Hall, 2002.
  2. M. Rumney, "LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless", Agilent Technologies, 2008.
  3. P. Burns, "Software Defined Radio for 3G", Artech House, 2003.
  4. A. Mohammadi, F.M. Ghannouchi, "RF Transceiver Design for MIMO Wireless Communications", Springer, 2012.
  5. A. V. Raisanen, A. Lehto, Radio Engineering for Wireless Communication and SensorApplications, Artech House, 2003.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures and exercises are held by using PowerPoint presentations and blackboard. Laboratory work consists of demonstrations and individual student exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 50
Seminars 0