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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Wireless Communications (MSc) (PGEE11120)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will cover the current topics of interest in Advanced Wireless Communications.

1. The wireless channel
2. Point-to-point communication: detection, diversity and channel uncertainty
3. Cellular systems: multiple access and interference management
4. Capacity of wireless channels
5. Multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication
6. MIMO I: capacity and multiplexing architectures
7. MIMO II: diversity-multiplexing trade-off and universal space-time codes

Practical examples of the above concepts are presented throughout the course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Discrete-time Signal Analysis (MSc) (PGEE10018) AND Digital Communication Fundamentals (MSc) (PGEE10019)) OR ( Digital Signal Analysis 4 (ELEE10010) AND Digital Communications 4 (ELEE10006))
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Advanced Coding Techniques (MSc) (PGEE11121)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 33, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 62 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Examination
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
The students will understand fundamentals as well as advanced concepts in wireless communications. They will be able to understand the wireless channel characteristics and modelling; wireless communication concepts and techniques; and application of these concepts in a cellular system context. They will be able to learn the recent developments such as opportunistic and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication techniques. These techniques have brought completely new perspectives on how to communicate over wireless channels. They will be able to quantify the wireless channel capacities and degrees of freedom regions for different channel models, such as point-to-point channels, multiple access channels, broadcast channels, interference channels, etc. Finally, they will be able to design and analysis the cellular systems, for example interim of spectral and energy efficiencies, coverage, etc.
Reading List
D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, Cambridge University Press, July 2005
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Tharmalingam Ratnarajah
Tel: (0131 6)50 5578
Course secretaryMiss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532
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