Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Mobile communication techniques

T Technical Teaching


The goal of MOBCOM is 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.

Teaching and Learning Methods : Lectures and Lab sessions (group of 2-3 students)

Course Policies : Attendance to Lab session is mandatory.


Book: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, by D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Cambridge University Press, May 2005.


Basic knowledge in Mathematics


In terms of contents, these include:

-      Physical channel modeling, input/output channel models,

-      Time and frequency channel coherence

-      Statistical channel modeling.

-      Detection in fading channels, degrees of freedom, effects of channel uncertainty

-      Diversity techniques (time/antenna/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.

Learning outcomes:

-      Be able to Identify the basic properties of wireless communications channels

-      Be able to analyze the performance of different standard algorithms over wireless settings

-      Be able to design simple algorithms for different single-user and multi-user settings

Nb hours:42.00, approximately 2-3 Lab sessions (15 hours)

Grading Policy:Final exam  55%, Midterm exam 20%, MATLAB sessions 15%, Homework 10%

Nb hours: 42.00
Nb hours per week: 3.00
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