389.094 MIMO Communications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

In this course, we provide an introduction to the fundamentals of MIMO communications over wireless channels. The topics covered include information theoretic fundamentals, relevant signal processing technqiues, and basic models for electromagnetic propagation. The theory is exemplified by discussing the application of MIMO in various wireless communication systems.

Subject of course

The use of multiple almost co-located antennas (also referred to as multiple-input multiple-output, or MIMO) in wireless communication channels for enhancing system capacity and link reliability has become a major research topic within the last decade. Some of the relevant information-theoretic results have been known for a long time. Now, advances in miniaturization enable the implementation of the required signal processing tasks in commercial applications. Recent initiatives for standardization of future MIMO communication systems include UMTS (3GPP Release 7 and UMTS-LTE) and Wireless LANs (IEEE 802.11n). These efforts reflect the importance of MIMO techniques to modern communication systems. In this course, we give an introduction to the fundamentals of MIMO communications over wireless channels. The topics include information-theoretic, signal processing aspects, and considerations about modeling the electromagnetic propagation channel. Finally, we exemplify the theory by discussing the designs of several MIMO communication systems.


  1. Introduction
  2. Physical modeling of (MIMO) channels
  3. Diversity/multiplexing trade-off and space-time coding
  4. Capacity of MIMO channels
  5. Exploiting channel knowledge at the transmitter
  6. Multi-user MIMO systems and capacity regions
  7. MIMO equalization and decoder structures
  8. MIMO in real-world systems

Additional information

First class: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm, SEM 389, room no. CG 01 18



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 14:3003.10.2018 - 30.01.2019Sem 389 MIMO Communications
MIMO Communications - Single appointments
Wed03.10.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed10.10.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed17.10.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed24.10.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed31.10.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed07.11.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed14.11.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed21.11.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed28.11.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed05.12.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed12.12.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed19.12.201813:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed09.01.201913:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed16.01.201913:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed23.01.201913:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications
Wed30.01.201913:00 - 14:30Sem 389 MIMO Communications

Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Foundations of linear algebra, foundations of signal- and systems theory