Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Mobile communication techniques

T Technical Teaching


  • To provide a fundamental understanding of mobile communication systems.
  • The course will seek to describe the key aspects of channel characteristics/modeling, of communication techniques, and to describe the application of these techniques in wireless communication systems.
  • The course will cover recent research developments, such as opportunistic communications, basic aspects of MIMO communications, and OFDMA.
  • Specific topics will include basic properties of multipath fading, diversity techniques, multiple access and interference management, fundamental capacity exposition and opportunistic communications.


  • Tse and Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Sergio Verdu, Multiuser Detection. Cambridge University Press, New York, 1998
  • E. Biglieri, J. Proakis and S. Shamai. Fading Channels: Information-Theoretic and Communications Aspects. IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, 44(6):2619-2692, October 1998. 
  • S. Verdu and S. Shamai. Spectral Efficiency of CDMA with Random Spreading. IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol.45, pp. 622-640, March. 1999


  • Physical channel modeling, input/output channel models, time and frequency channel coherence (Doppler spread, coherence time, delay spread and coherence bandwidth), statistical channel modeling.
  • Detection in fading channels, degrees of freedom, effects of channel uncertainty, diversity techniques (time diversity, antenna diversity, frequency diversity, space-time codes).
  • OFDM, channel estimation
  • Capacity of AWGN and fading wireless channels, multi-user capacity and opportunistic communications, uplink/downlink AWGN channel, uplink/downlink fading channel, multiuser diversity, multi-node networks.
Nb hours: 42.00
Nb hours per week: 3.00
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