Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Advanced topics in wireless communications

T Technical Teaching


  • This course presents recent research developments in the area of wireless communications.
  • We emphasize promising techniques to be used at the physical and MAC layers allowing a significant increase in the network's spectral efficiency (Bit/Sec/Hz).
  • In particular, we describe 1) space-time (multiple antenna) signal processing techniques such as MIMO techniques, and 2) adaptive coding and modulation.
  • We also look at joint adaptive MIMO coding/modulation design.
  • We illustrate the impact of these advanced techniques on the overall network's performance.


  • Introduction to space-time wireless communications, Paulraj, Nabar, Gore. Cambridge Univ. Press 2003. Research papers (to be announced in class)


  • Space-time processing
  • Beamforming, spatial, temporal, frequency diversity, antenna gain, spatial canceling of interference. Definition of diversity order.
  • Spatial Channel modeling
  • Models for SIMO, MISO, and MIMO channels, recent measurement results and spatial characteristics.
  • Multi-input multi-output (MIMO) algorithms
  • MIMO coding, spatial multiplexing with MIMO, MIMO-OFDM. Transmit diversity. Multi-user MIMO algorithms.
  • Adaptive coding and modulation
  • Adaptive modulation techniques for SISO mobile channels, performance over Rayleigh fading channels.
  • Adaptive coding and modulation with MIMO
  • Joint design of algorithms for adaptive modulation in MIMO channels
  • Performance evaluation at system level
  • Spectral efficiency, link budget, coverage gain with MIMO. Limitations and implementation issues.
Nb hours: 21.00
Nb hours per week: 1.50
Control form: examen écrit