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Module: Advanced Wireless Communications (40980)


1) Introduction: What 6G will be?


a. MIMO channels

• Singular value decomposition (SVD)

• Parallel transport of multiple data streams over random channels

b. Capacity

• Derivation from multivariate information theory

• Normalization of the channel matrix

c. Implementation

• Channel estimation and how the transmitter can be informed about the channel

• Using channel information at the receiver, at the transmitter and at both sides

3) Adaptive Transmission a. Benefits of adaptive vs. blind transmission

b. Waterfilling and bit-loading

c. Multiuser scheduling and fairness

d. Virtual cells and user selection

4) Current research projects

a. Massive MIMO

b. Distributed MIMO

c. Fiber-wireless integration

d. Millimeter-wave and THz communication

e. Optical wireless communication (LiFi)

f. …

Further Information

Module Components:
Two courses:

VL: Advanced Wireless Communications I (3 LP
SE: Advanced Wireless Communications II (3 LP  

Duration of Module:
Two semester (start: summer semester)
Exam registration:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat Volker Jungnickel

This module is used in the following module lists:

  • Computer Engineering (Master of Science)
  • Computer Science (Informatik) (Master of Science)
  • Elektrotechnik (Master of Science)
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik / Information Systems Management (Master of Science)
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Master of Science)
Prerequisite for participation to courses are a mathematical background at the level of beginning MS students in Electrical Engineering (multivariate calculus, Fourier and Laplace Transforms, signals and systems, good knowledge of linear algebra and notions of matrix theory). The course is open to students enrolled in any MSc in EE, CS, Mathematics and Physics.
LP = Leistungspunkte/Credits 

Module Supporting Material

Lecture notes “Fundamentals of MIMO”, http://www.mk.tu-berlin.de/lehre/wise/vl_mimo1/index.html

  •  covers the content of the AMC I course
  •  it is intended to provide a lecture note also for the first part of the AMC II corse
  •  the final part will be covered by slide sets which are made available to the students
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