ELT-43106 Multicarrier and Multiantenna Techniques, 5 cr


Additional literature study/research project needed as a post-graduate course.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Mikko Valkama, Markku Renfors


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
ELT-43106 2019-01 4 Alberto Brihuega Garcia
Markku Renfors
Mikko Valkama
Mandatory requirements: Exam and Matlab project. It is also possible to pass the course (with grade 1) without taking the exam, by actively attending the learning events, doing exercises, and completing the project work.

Additional literature study/research project needed as a post-graduate course.

The assessment is primarily based on the exam which, together with the quality of the project work, are targeted at measuring the knowledge gained in the core contents. Also active participation in learning sessions has a positive effect on the grading. Grade 3 can be reached by showing good command of the core contents. Fluent/profound understanding of core contents, along with elements of complementary knowledge, are required for grades 4 and 5. With minor gaps in the core knowledge, grades 2 and 1 are possible. With significant gaps in the core knowledge or insufficient project work, the student is not able to pass the course. It is also possible to pass the course (with grade 1) without taking the exam, by actively attending the learning events and completing the project work.


The course focuses on multicarrier (OFDM, OFDMA, SC-FDMA, FBMC, DMT) and multiantenna/MIMO digital communication techniques, which are central ingredients in all advanced communication system developments including mobile communication systems (LTE, LTE-A, 5G), WLAN/WiFi, terrestrial TV transmission (DVB-T), and digital subscriber line modems (ADSL, VDSL, etc). After completing the course, a student has in-depth knowledge about multicarrier and multiantenna based digital communication techniques and their applications in current and emerging broadband digital communication systems and networks. She/he is able to construct a model for an OFDM transmission link and explain its core functionalities. He/she has also good understanding of different multiantenna transmission schemes and their applicability and benefits in different radio communication scenarios.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. BASICS OF MULTICARRIER MODULATION - OFDM principles; - Effect and purpose of CP; - Multipath channel effects and equalization; - Peak-to-average power ratio problem and mitigation methods  - Adaptive bit-loading, waterfilling principle; - Adaptive coding and modulation schemes;   
2. SYNCHRONIZATION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION: - Effects of timing and frequency offsets; - Phase noise effects; - Pilot based and data aided channel estimation. - Basic schmes for frequency synchronization; - Basic schemes for symbol synchronization;   - Improved channel estimation and synchronization techniques   
3. MULTIPLE ACCESS: - OFDMA - SC-FDMA, DFT-spread OFDM and frequency-domain equalization in single-carrier transmission;   ENHANCED SPECTRUM LOCALIZATION: - OFDM sidelobe suppression methods; - Filtered OFDM; - Filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) techniques and waveforms MULTICARRIER CDMA.   
4. OFDM APPLICATIONS: - 3GPP-LTE/LTE-Advanced; - 5G New Radio;  - WLAN: 802.11a/g/n/ac; - Digital broadcasting: DVB-T -family; - ADSL, VDSL, Power-line communications (PLC).   
5. DIVERSITY: - Forms of diversity (time, frequency, space); - Diversity combining methods and resulting performance ; - Outage probability.  - Diversity vs. adaptive modulation and coding methods in system level considerations.   
6. MULTIANTENNA/MIMO TECHNIQUES: - Receiver antenna diversity; - Basics of space-time coding; - Beamforming; - Spatial multiplexing; - Open-loop and closed-loop MIMO techniques.  - Capacity analysis of different multiantenna configurations and schemes; - Massive MIMO concepts.   

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

In addition to attending the learning sessions and reading the lecture notes/text book, working independently on the homework problems is a good way for profoundly adopting the core contents.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband (Academic Press 2011)   Johan Sköld, Erik Dahlman, and Stefan Parkvall   978-0-12-385489-6     While the focus of the book is on LTE systems, it includes also good introduction to basic OFDM techniques.   No   
Book   5G NR - The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology (Elsevier, 2018)   Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, and Johan Sköld   9780128143247     A book on5G New Radio   No   
Book   Multi-Carrier Techniques for Broadband Wireless Communications (Imperial College Press, 2007)   Man-On Pun, Michele Morelli, and C. -C. Jay Kuo   9781860949463     A good book on basic and advanced elements of OFDM.   No   
Lecture slides   Multicarrier and Multiantenna Techniques   Jukka Rinne, Markku Renfors, Mikko Valkama.       Available in POP   Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
ELT-41308 Communication Theory Mandatory    
ELT-43008 Digital Communication Advisable    

Tietoa esitietovaatimuksista
In summary: General understanding of linear systems and filters, elements of radio communication links, spectrum concept, and basic digital modulation techniques are important background knowledge. If you have passed earlier versions of the pre-requisite courses (ELT-41307, ELT-43007), they are certainly ok as well.


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Päivittäjä: Turjanmäki Pia, 04.03.2019