The course focuses on wireless communication channel models and practical techniques for mitigating transmission impairments. Topics: Channel Modeling Parameters: Path loss; Fading: long-term vs. short-term fading, flat vs. frequency selective fading and slow vs. fast fading; Multipath spread parameters: delay spread, angular spread and Doppler spread, Matrix Channel Modeling for Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) Systems. Channel Parameter Estimation: training sequence and blind approaches. Mitigation: Mitigation of path loss and fading: Diversity, handoff and power control; Mitigation of intersymbol interference: rake receiver and equalizer; Mitigation of time variation: pilot symbols and dynamic tracking. Processing Techniques: LS, zero forcing, MMSE, LMS, etc.
Prerequisites: Graduate status or EE 3404, MA 3012.