19D031SRT - Modern Radio Technologies

Course specification
Course title Modern Radio Technologies
Acronym 19D031SRT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Telecommunications
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition none
      The goal Advanced analysis and design of OFDM, MIMO and reconfigurable transceiver. Analysis of MIMO radio channels. Beamforming concepts.
      The outcome Students are familiar with the principles of different transceiver architectures. They could work on their own on making changes in architecture to improve the performance of the whole system.
      Contents of lectures Fundamental concepts in wireless transceiver design. Transceiver architectures. Power amplifiers and comparative analysis of the linearization techniques. MIMO transceiver architectures (Antenna selection, FDM, TDM, CDM). Beamforming concepts. RF impairments in OFDM and MIMO transceivers (noise, DC offset, I/Q imbalance). Reconfigurable transceivers.
      Contents of exercises Independent research, both theoretical and practical, work of candidates.
      1. J.H. Reed, "Software radio, A modern Approach to Radio Engineering", Prentice Hall, 2002. (Original title)
      2. M. Rumney, "LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless", Agilent Technologies, 2008. (Original title)
      3. P. Burns, "Software Defined Radio for 3G", Artech House, 2003. (Original title)
      4. A. Mohammadi, F.M. Ghannouchi, "RF Transceiver Design for MIMO Wireless Communications", Springer, 2012. (Original title)
      5. E. Dahlman, S. Parkvall, J. Skold, "3G Evolution, HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband", Elsevier, 2008. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Mentor approach.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 30
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 70