389.193 5th Generation Wireless Technologies
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Aim of course

This lecture provides a broad overview of fourth generation mobile communications and a basic understanding of candidate technologies for fifth generation mobile networks. Major focus is put on multiple-input multiple-output wireless network technologies and their application in mobile networks.

Notice: 1st lecture is on 18.03.

Subject of course

This lecture starts out with a detailed overview of fourth generation MIMO wireless technologies (3GPP LTE), in order to discuss on top of this the most promising and important technologies currently discussed for fifth generation mobile networks

  •  4G and 5G Technology Overview
    • Overview of basic LTE technologies
    • Enhanced features of LTE
    • Main 5G drivers and enabling technologies
  •  Single-User MIMO Transmission
    • Review of SISO capacity concepts
    • Single-user MIMO channel capacity
    • Single-user MIMO transceivers
    • Single-user MIMO for mmWave transceivers
  • Multi-User MIMO Transmission
    • MIMO multiple-access channel capacity region
    • MIMO broadcast channel capacity region
    • Multi-user MIMO with practical linear transceivers
    • Massive MIMO
  • Multi-User MIMO Transmission with Imperfect CSIT
    • Multi-user MIMO with imperfect CSIT in LTE
    • Multi-user MIMO with channel subspace feedback
    • Multi-user MIMO with channel Gramian feedback
    • Interference-unaware receive antenna combining for multi-user MIMO transmission
    • Multi-user multiplexing with rate-splitting
    • Multi-user MIMO with outdated channel state information
  • The MIMO Interference Channel (IC)
    • Single-input single-output interference channel
    • Multi-input single-output interference channel
    • Multi-input multiple-output interference channel
    • Cloud radio access networks


Additional information

The lecture slides are available for download at the course home page. (Password for download: 389193)



Course dates

Mon15:30 - 17:0018.03.2019 - 24.06.2019 CG0402Lecture
5th Generation Wireless Technologies - Single appointments
Mon18.03.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon25.03.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon01.04.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon08.04.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon29.04.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon06.05.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon13.05.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon20.05.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon27.05.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon03.06.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon17.06.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture
Mon24.06.201915:30 - 17:00 CG0402Lecture

Examination modalities

Oral Exam

Course registration

Not necessary



The lecture slides are available for download (password 389193):


Previous knowledge

Basic Lecture Wireless Communications 1 (389.157)