|Lernergebnisse und erworbene Kompetenzen|
After completing this module, the students are able to understand current areas of mobile communication systems. They have a deep understanding of universal (timeless) principles that are applicable in several research areas and disciplines. They can confidently use several fundamental mathematical properties and "tricks", e.g., in the areas of linear algebra, stochastic processes, and time-varying systems.
Fundamental concepts of mobile communication systems are developed in class, ranging from channel modeling to advanced multiple antenna systems. Moreover, important topics for the design of future wireless communication systems are also emphasized.
After participating in this course, the students are able to assess current hot topics from research and development in wireless communications (e.g., 5G, 6G). They are able to read and understand current IEEE journal and conference publications in this area. Moreover, they have been enabled to develop new research ideas and results that build on this published "state-of-the-art."
+ Overview of mobile communication standards and applications (1G - 5G)
+ 5G Vision and Requirements
+ The Wireless Channel
- Path loss
- Fast fading
2 Mobile Communication Channels
+ Review: Representation of Bandpass Signals and Systems
2.1 Propagation Modelling
+ Time variance (Doppler)
+ Time-varying multipath channels
- Transmission functions of the time-varying channel (1st set of Bello functions)
- 4 ways to calculate the received signals
- Identification of linear time-varing (LTV) systems
2.2 Statistical Characterization of Multipath Channels
+ Rayleigh channel (fading)
+ Rician channel
+ Channel Correlation Functions and Power Spectra of Fading Multipath Channels
- Time-variations of the channel
- Characterization of a WSSUS channel (2nd set of Bello functions)
2.3 The effect of signal characteristics on the choice of a channel model
+ Frequency non-selective channels
+ Frequency selective channels
- Truncated tapped delay line model of a frequency selective channel
2.4 Space-Time Channel and Signal Models
+ Generalization of the time-varying channel impulse response
- First set of Bello functions extended to the spatial domain
- Example: specular L paths model (continued)
+ Homogeneous channels (WSSUS-HO model)
+ Correlation functions and power spectra extended to the spatial domain
- Second set of Bello functions extended to the spatial domain
- Coherence time, coherence frequency, coherence distance
+ Transmission functions extended to transmit and receive antenna arrays (MIMO)
- Definition of the array manifold
+ Notation for SISO, SIMO, MISO, and MIMO channels
- Example: L paths model (continued)
+ Classical IID Channel Model
+ Extended MIMO Channel Models
- Spatial fading correlation at the transmit and the receive arrays
> Review of the eigenvalue decomposition (EVD)
> General model
> Kronecker model
- Additional Line-of-Sight (LOS) component
+ Sampled signal model for SISO, SIMO, MISO, and MIMO channels
3 Capacity of Space-Time Channels
3.1 Differential Entropy and Mutual Information for Continuous Ensembles (review)
3.2 Capacity Theorem for the AWGN SISO Case (review)
3.3 Capacity of the Flat Fading MIMO channel
+ Differential entropy for CSCG random vectors
+ Choosing Rss (with and without CSI @ the transmitter)
- Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)
- Special case: uncorrelated Rayleigh fading and Mt very large
+ Parallel Spatial Sub-Channels
- Design of the precoder and the decoder for MIMO systems with CSI at the transmitter
- Optimum power allocation (waterpouring algorithm) with CSI at the transmitter
+ SIMO Channel Capacity
+ MISO Channel Capacity
+ Capacity of Random MIMO Channels
- Ergodic vs. non-ergodic channels
- Ergodic capacity
> Examples, e.g., Rice, correlation
- Outage capacity
3.4 Capacity of the Frequency Selective MIMO channel
+ Space-Frequency Waterpouring
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