Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi, ph.d.-program
Ph.d.-program i teknologi og realfag
IKT424, IKT513 or equivalent.
On successful completion of the course, the students should:
be able to model and to analyse mobile radio channels
understand the theory behind channel modelling and simulation
know the various methodologies and principles of mobile radio channel modelling
understand the importance of the temporal, frequency, and spatial correlation properties of mobile radio channels
know state-of-the-art techniques for the design and parametrization of channel simulators with given temporal, frequency, and spatial correlation properties
know techniques to analyse the performance of mobile radio channel simulators
have a broad overview of various types of mobile radio channel models
understand the impact of fading, multipath propagation, and noise on the performance of mobile radio communication systems
be able to analyse the performance of basic mobile radio communication systems in the presence of fading, multipath propagation, and noise
be able to understand, analyse, and solve open problems in the area of mobile radio channel modelling
have acquired sufficient competence in applying the gathered knowledge on the development of new channel models for specific propagation environments.
A precise knowledge of mobile radio channels is indispensable for the development, evaluation, and test of present and future mobile radio communication systems. After all, from digital modulation techniques over channel coding to network aspects, nearly all relevant components of mobile radio systems are determined by the propagation characteristics of the channel. This course deals with the modelling, analysis, and simulation of mobile radio channels. It provides a fundamental understanding of many issues that are currently being investigated in the area of mobile radio channel modelling. Several classes of single-input single-output (SISO), and multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO) fading channels are treated in detail. Furthermore, the description of efficient methods for the simulation of mobile radio channels is in the centre of attention. Specifically, the course will cover the following topics:
Review of random variables and stochastic processes
Basics and methodologies of mobile radio channel modelling
Fundamentals of stochastic and deterministic channel models
Principles of sum-of-sinusoids and sum-of-cisoids models
Frequency-nonselective channel models (Rayleigh channels, Rice channels, generalised Rice channels, Nakagami channels, various types of Suzuki channels, classical and modified Loo model.