Wireless Communication

Spring 2014

Instructor: Soheil Mohajer, 6-165 Keller Hall, soheil@umn.edu     cover

Class Time and Location: Tu./Th., 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM, KH 3125

Office Hours: Tu. 2:00 - 3:00 PM and Th. 3:30 - 4:30 PM

TA: Cheng-Yu Hung, 433 Walter Library, hungx086@umn.edu

TA Office Hours: Wed. 5:00 - 6:00 PM or by email appointment

(taken from D. Tse’s page)

Required Textbook: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, by D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Prerequisite: EE 4501 (Communications Systems) or an equivalent undergraduate communications course is required; EE 5501 (Digital Communication) or an equivalent graduate digital communications course is recommended. 

Homework: Approximately 8 series for the semester.

Midterm Exam: Thursday, March 13th, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Final Exam: Tuesday, May 13th, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Project: A project is a required portion of this course. The project will either be on a wireless communication standard (e.g., IEEE 802.11n) or on a research topic. The project will be due towards the end of the semester, and detailed will be provided later. Here you can find further information.  

Grading Policy: Final grade will be 10% project, 25% midterm, 25% homework, and 40% final exam.

 

Week 1 - Electromagnetic field propagation, Free space, Moving Antenna, Reflection, Baseband model, Discrete-time model

Week 2 - Wireless channel characteristics, AWGN (one session cancelled!) 

Week 3 - Statistical channel model, Point-to-point communication: Non-coherent/Fixed/Coherent Channels

Week 4 - Time Diversity, Repetition and Rotation Codes

Week 5 - Antenna Diversity: SIMO, MISO, MIMO, Alamouti scheme, Space-Time coding, Degrees of Freedom

Week 6 - Frequency Diversity: Single Carrier, OFDM, Spread Spectrum

Week 7 - Capacity of AWGN Channel, Shannon Theorem

Week 8 - Capacity of SIMO/MISO AWGN Channel, Midterm Exam

Week 9 - Spring Break

Week 10 - Capacity of MMO AWGN Channel, Water-filling Algorithm, Outage Probability

Week 11 - Slow Fading Channel, ε-Capacity, Fast Fading

Week 12 - Fast Fading Channel, Transceiver Architectures: Decorrelator

Week 13 - Successive Interference Cancellation, Linear MMSE Receiver

Week 14 - Slow Fading Channel: Asymptotic Behavior

Week 15 - Diversity - Multiplexing Tradeoff 

Week 16 - Project Presentations

 

Homework 1 - Due Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11:15 AM  Solution

Homework 2 - Due Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:15 AM  Solution  

Homework 3 - Due Tuesday, March 4, 11:15 AM  Solution  

Homework 4 - Due Tuesday, March 11, 11:15 AM  Solution 

Homework 5 - Due Thursday, April 10, 11:15 AM Solution

Homework 6 - Due Tuesday, April 22, 11:15 AM Solution

Homework 7 - Due Tuesday, April 29, 11:15 AM Solution

Homework 8 - Due Thursday, May 8, 11:15 AM Solution