389.177 Advanced Wireless Communications 3
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to model and simulate multipath propagation of electromagnetic waves for highly mobile users, as well as to answer systems engineering questions for ultrawideband radio systems.


Subject of course

In this course we will cover the fundamentals of linear-time variant systems to characterize wireless communication channels under strong time-variance and in non-stationary environments. We discuss the measurement of such non-stationary fading processes based on channel-sounding and their characterization and emulation with graded complexity form ray-tracing to tap delay line models.

For the transceiver design we focus on systems based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (IEEE 802.11p, LTE-A and 5G) and discuss advanced iterative channel estimation methods from the classical Wiener filter to two-dimensional adaptive subspace models.

To exploit the diversity in vehicular channels we introduce the concept of channel prediction as basis for antenna selection, coded cooperation and interference alignment for mobile users. Here we introduce the basic concepts as well as the complexity caused by the time-variant fading process.

For wireless communication from vehicle to vehicle as well as between the vehicles and the road infrastructure, several standard such as IEEE 802.11p and LTE vehicular exist. The new 5G communication standard is currently under intense international development.

For wireless connectivity of sensors on board of vehicles, ultrawideband radio technology is discussed which features high power efficiency. In this context, the standard IEEE 802.15.4a is analysed.


Teaching methods

Lecture and programming tasks in a simulation language.



Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

First lecture: Monday, 28.11.2022, 14:30 - 16:00, in seminar room SEM 389-2 (room no. CG 04 02).

This lecture is given twice a week,  starting 28.11.2022.

Mondays 14:30 - 16:00, via Zoom, not in CG 0402

Wednesdays 15:00 - 16:30, via Zoom, not in CG 0402

The detailed schedule is

1. Mon. 28.11.2022 um 14:30-16:00
2. Wed. 30.11.2022 um 15:00-16:30
3. Mon. 05.12.2022 um 14:30-16:00
4. Wed. 07.12.2022 um 15:00-16:30
5. Mon. 12.12.2022 um 14:30-16:00
6. Wed. 14.12.2022 um 15:00-16:30
7. Mon. 19.12.2022 um 14:30-16:00
8. Wed. 21.12.2022 um 15:00-16:30
9. Mon. 09.01.2023 um 14:30-16:00
10. Wed. 11.01.2023 um 15:00-16:30
11. Mon. 16.01.2023 um 14:30-16:00
12. Wed. 18.01.2023 um 15:00-16:30
13. Mon. 23.01.2023 um 14:30-16:00
14. Wed. 25.01.2023 um 15:00-16:30




Course dates

Mon14:30 - 16:0029.11.2021 - 24.01.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Lecture via Zoom
Wed15:00 - 16:3001.12.2021 - 26.01.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Lecture via Zoom
Advanced Wireless Communications 3 - Single appointments
Mon29.11.202114:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Wed01.12.202115:00 - 16:30 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Mon06.12.202114:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Mon13.12.202114:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Wed15.12.202115:00 - 16:30 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Mon10.01.202214:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Wed12.01.202215:00 - 16:30 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Mon17.01.202214:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Wed19.01.202215:00 - 16:30 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Mon24.01.202214:30 - 16:00 ZoomLecture via Zoom
Wed26.01.202215:00 - 16:30 ZoomLecture via Zoom

Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of the lecture.

2 small MATLAB assignments throughout the semester.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed15:00 - 16:0025.01.2023Sem 389 written18.01.2023 13:00 - 24.01.2023 12:00TISSwritten exam
Wed15:00 - 16:0001.03.2023EI 1 Petritsch HS written20.01.2023 10:30 - 21.02.2023 00:00TISSExam written

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications


The lecture slides will be available for download.

Previous knowledge

Fundamentals of multipath propagation, fundamentals of antennas.