The course mainly covers the effective use of multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) antennas in wireless communications in order to enhance the system capacity and the link reliability. It also covers the review of basics in wireless communication systems, diversity gains, power gains, degree of freedom gains, and multiplexing capability of MIMO systems, the capacity of MIMO channel and the opportunistic communication for a fast fading channel, MIMO transmitter/receiver architectures, the outage performance, diversity-multiplexing tradeoff, and universal space-time codes for a slow fading channel, and the role of multiuser MIMO channel in uplink and downlink
Fundamental principles and mathematical bases underlying digital communication systems are introduced. Topics include MAP detection theory, optimum receivers, information theory, coding theory, and diversity techniques.
This course, as an advanced course of EE 421, aims at providing a strong foundation for research in the are of wireless communications. The course will address (1) wireless channel models from a system theoretic viewpoint, (2) modulation and demodulation in wireless channels, (3) coding techniques for wireless channels, (4) various equalization techniques for ISI channels, (5) multicarrier transmission techniques including OFDM, (6) spread spectrum technique (DS, FH), and (7) MIMO communications with a focus on single-user MIMO.