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Ph.D. Level Courses

MIMO Fundamentals and Signal Processing (short course)


This short course will give an introduction to MIMO wireless transmission principles and the associated signal processing.


Prof. Prof. Erik G. Larsson, ISY/Communication Systems


The course is open to students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Linköping University. External participants or M.Sc.-level students upon request. If you have interest to participate, please register by sending an email to the instructor, by Sept. 1st, 2009.


General mathematical maturity. Solid knowledge of linear algebra and probability theory. Good understanding of digital and wireless communications, and some basic coding/information theory.

Course outline and organization (tentative)

There will be four lectures. Each lecture lasts between two and three hours.
  1. MIMO link fundamentals
    Time and venue: ISY/Glashuset, Sept. 7, 2009, 13.15-16.00.
    Instructor: Prof. Erik G. Larsson
    • basic channel models
    • optimal transmit strategies in slow and fast fading with and without CSI
    • waterfilling, BLAST, ergodic capacity, outage
  2. Low-complexity MIMO
    Time and venue: ISY/Glashuset, Sept. 14, 2009, 13.15-16.00.
    Instructor: Prof. Erik G. Larsson
    • transmit diversity basics,
    • space-time block codes, OSTBC
    • precoded STBC, antenna selection
  3. MIMO receivers
    Time and venue: ISY/Glashuset, Sept. 25, 2009 (note: date change), 13.15-16.00.
    Instructor: Prof. Erik G. Larsson
    • optimal architectures (BLAST, SIC)
    • practical demodulation+decoding architectures
    • state of the art detection algorithms (ZF, ZF-DFE, sphere decoding, hot topics)
    • something about channel estimation?
  4. MIMO in 3G-LTE and LTE-Advanced
    Time and venue: Ericsson, Mjärdevi (note: change of location), October 5, 2009, 13.15-16.00.
    Instructor: Dr. Pal Frenger (Ericsson Research, Linkoping)
    • General Introduction
      • Pre-coding and beam-forming
      • Antenna design
    • Introduction to LTE
      • Downlink and uplink physical = layer
      • Reference signals and antenna ports
    • MIMO transmission schemes in LTE
      • Codewords, layers, and streams
      • Tx diversity
      • Closed-loop spatial multiplexing
      • Open-loop spatial multiplexing
      • Uplink MIMO
      • MIMO related uplink feedback and downlink control signaling
    • MIMO in LTE Rel-9 and Rel-10 (LTE-Advanced)
      • Dual layer beam-forming
      • Uplink SU-MIMO
      • Extended downlink MIMO
      • CoMP


Required reading: Reference books:
  • A. Goldsmith, Wireless communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • R. Gallager, Principles of digital communication, Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Information about examination for Ph.D. students can be found here

Page responsible: Erik Larsson
Last updated: 2016 02 23   19:04