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

2021S, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basics in mobile communications, i.e., how to describe a time variant channel, which influences occur during a data transmission and how to mitigate them.

Subject of course

Introduction into wireless and mobile communications, as well as example problems and system concepts. Mobile propagation channel characteristics. Cellular system design. Fundamental trade-offs in  latency, reliability, and data rate. Introduction into system concepts and 3G/4G network architectures: Connection setup, transmit power control, adaptive modulation and coding, handover concepts including associated protocols and control channels. Integration of data- and speech services. Antenna and antenna arrays: components and properties. Coding, modulation und transmission schemes. channel characterisation: Fading mechanisms, doubly selective propagation channels and their signal- and system theory (shadowing, multipath propagation, Doppler spread, WSSUS assumption, scattering function). 

Teaching methods

Methods of linear algebra as should be known from the lectures signal processing 1 and 2 are applied to decribe formally signals as well as systems in wireless communications.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Technical equipment: In order to attend the midterm and the final exam a computer with a web camera, as well as a scanning device (e.g. smartphone with a readable scanning possibility) is required. During the examination students have to be alone in the room, without any distractions.

Students who, for example, do not have the necessary technical or spatial requirements for taking the examination, have to inform the examiners of this when registering for the examination.

This course is based on the VU Mobile Communications (LVA 389.063) which was part of the former master curriculum Telecommunications (Study Code 066 437).

First class: Thursday, 4.3.2021 at 8:30 a.m,

via Zoom


Meeting ID: 934 7441 8476
Password: 5l919b64

Recordings of lectures will be available on the following TUpeerTube-Channel:




Course dates

Thu08:30 - 10:0004.03.2021 - 22.04.2021 Zoom (LIVE)VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri08:30 - 10:0005.03.2021 Zoom (LIVE)VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri08:45 - 10:0016.04.2021 Zoom (LIVE)VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu08:30 - 10:0029.04.2021 - 24.06.2021 Zoom (LIVE)VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri08:30 - 10:0030.04.2021 - 25.06.2021 Zoom (LIVE)VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu13:30 - 17:3017.06.2021EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL WC1 Midterm
Thu13:30 - 17:3017.06.2021 Online Exam (LIVE)WC1 Midterm
Wireless Communications 1 - Single appointments
Thu04.03.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Fri05.03.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu18.03.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 1
Thu25.03.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu15.04.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 2
Fri16.04.202108:45 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu22.04.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 3
Thu29.04.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Fri30.04.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu06.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 4
Fri07.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu20.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Fri21.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu27.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 5
Fri28.05.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu10.06.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Fri11.06.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu17.06.202113:30 - 17:30 Online ExamWC1 Midterm
Fri18.06.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomVU Wireless Communications 1
Thu24.06.202108:30 - 10:00 ZoomWC1 Exercise 6

Examination modalities

1. Midterm test (optional): written exam which covers the course contents up to the date of the midterm test. Test problems are similar to the examples and problems which are rehearsed in the accompanying exercises. Electronic calculators and the official course notes can be used. However: mobile phones, laptops, etc. are not allowed.

2. Final exam: the final exam is oral. Dates are announced on Tiss. Additional exam dates can be arranged on request.

Group dates

MidtermThu13:30 - 17:3017.06.2021 Zoom389.157 Wireless Communications 1 Midterm

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

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Midterm27.05.2021 10:3014.06.2021 23:55


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications 2. Semester
066 938 Computer Engineering


  • Lecture notes for this course are available. -> at graphisches Zentrum der TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Vienna, Price: ~12.00€
  • Additional reading: Andreas F. Molisch, Wireless Communications, Wiley, 2005