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Ph.D. Level Courses

Fundamentals of Massive MIMO

Objective

This course will expose the basic operational principles and techniques for analysis of Massive MIMO, the scalable 5G technology.

Instructor

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

Registration

The course is open to students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Linköping University/ISY. External participants upon request. If you have interest to participate, please register by sending an email to erik.g.larsson@liu.se, by December 18, 2015.

Prerequisites

Good knowledge of wireless and digital communications, information theory, linear algebra, matrix analysis, and probability theory. General mathematical maturity.

Outline

Tentative lecture plan:

  1. Overview, myths and realities
  2. Mathematical background: circularly symmetric Gaussian variables, Wishart distributions
  3. Fading channels. Capacity of scalar, MIMO and multiuser (MAC/BC) channels.
  4. Techniques for capacity bounding
  5. Analysis of single-cell Massive MIMO systems
  6. Analysis of multi-cell Massive MIMO systems
  7. Power control
  8. Case studies: rural and mobile access
  9. Propagation
  10. Analysis of MMSE techniques
  11. Effects of hardware impairments

In addition, there will be 4-5 homework sessions.

Lectures 1-9 will be given by Erik G. Larsson and lectures 10-11 will be given by Emil Björnson.

Downloadable material

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Please contact the instructor.

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Last updated: 2016 04 22   11:55