Space-Time Wireless Communications (STWC)

(In English)

Exploiting multiple antennas at sender and receiver (Summer Semester)

This course will not be offered in summer semester 2020 due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.


  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) channel models: linear flat fading and frequency selective fading wireless MIMO channel, correlation models
  • Spatial multiplex, diversity principles
  • MIMO receivers: Zero Forcing, Minimum Mean Square Error, Maximum Likelihood
  • MIMO system capacity, water-filling method to maximize capacity
  • Space-time coding methods such as Alamouti scheme
  • Space-time iterative (Turbo) decoding receivers
  • Applications

Educational Objectives

To be proficient in design and application of wireless data communications systems with multiple antennas at transmitter and receiver (multiple input multiple output, MIMO).

Course Information

6 ECTS Credits


Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Speidel
Time Slot Wednesday, 8:00-9:30
Lecture Hall V47.06
Weekly Credit Hours 2


Lecturer Maximilian Arnold and Ahmed Elkelesh
Time Slot Monday, 11:30-13:00
Lecture Hall V47.05
Weekly Credit Hours 2
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Joachim Speidel

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Former Director

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