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Signal processing for Wireless and Mobile Communication

Seminar on "Signal processing for Wireless and Mobile Communication"

Wireless communication

There is no secret that XXI century has started under the sign of information boom. The total computerization and globalization of the economy is still bringing this boom higher and higher. Such an increase requires development of the devices capable of delivering information everywhere and processing it as fast as possible.

Recently mobile wireless communication systems seem to outpace other means of information exchange mainly due to the ubiquity of electromagnetic waves and necessity to access information "anytime and anywhere". However this advance doesn't come for free. The new generations of wireless systems bring new requirements to satisfy ever increasing consumer demands for high speed data transfers (up to 2Mbits/s), video, multimedia as well as voice traffic to mobile users. This all creates a need for more powerful and efficient algorithms for modulation schemes, coding, power control, and detection techniques.

Suggested Topics for Seminar Presentations

  1. Modern wireless communication systems - on overview
    • Modern communication systems and concept of the cellular wireless systems
  2. Wireless channel
    • Large-scale fading effects in wireless communication
    • Small-scale fading and multipath propagation
    • Channel coding for wireless communication systems
  3. Spread-Spectrum communications for wireless systems
    • Frequency hopping systems
    • Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum systems
  4. Multiple access techniques
    • FDMA,TDMA systems
    • CDMA and OFDM systems
    • PDMA and SDMA systems
  5. Smart antennas and MIMO systems
    • Identification of FIR-MIMO systems
    • Channel equalization techniques
    • Wireless channel capacity based on SISO and MIMO systems
    • Beamforming and Direction-of-Arrival estimation with MIMO antenna systems
    • MIMO antenna subset selection with space-time coding
The list of topics with links to corresponding sources could be found here.

List of participants and assigned topics

Participant's name 
Assigned topic 
Friday, 06.12.2002 
Dmitriy Shutin 
Modern wireless communication systems and wireless channel (PDF)  (PostScript)</td> 
Friday, 06.12.2002 
Klaus Witrisal 
OFDM transmission technology (PowerPoint) 
Friday, 13.12.2002 
Hubert Zangl 
Friday, 10.01.2003 
Harald Schäffner 
TDMA, FDMA, PDMA and SDMA systems(PowerPoint) 


The seminar is organized by the Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory at the Institute for Communications and Wave Propagation of TU Graz. Students will work on a selected topic, create a self-study WWW document, and give an oral presentation in class during a 45 minute discussion session. Work in small groups of 2 or 3 students is strongly encouraged.  Remote participation via telecooperation tools and IP video-conferencing will be supported. The working language will be English.

References/Course Material

Sergio Verdu, Multiuser Detection, Cambrige Press, 1998
T.S. Pappaport, Wireless Communication, Prentice Hall PTR, 2002
Bernard Sklar, Digital communication, Prentice Hall PTR, 2001
George V. Tsoulosr, Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication,IEEE Press, 2001
Gore, D.A.; Paulraj, A.J.,"MIMO antenna subset selection with space-time coding", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 50, Issue: 10 , Oct. 2002,Page(s): 2580 -2588
Ramjee Prasad, "Cdma for Wireless Personal Communications", Artech House Mobile Communications Series, 1996.
Steele, "Mobile Radio Communications", Willey, 2nd ed., 1999.
Rappaport, T.S.; Annamalai, A.; Buehrer, R.M.; Tranter, W.H., "Wireless communications: past events and a future perspective", IEEE Communications Magazine , Volume: 40 Issue: 5 Part: Anniversary , May 2002.
G.J. Foschini, M.J. Gans,"On Limits of Wireless Communications in a Fading Environment when Using Multiple Antennas", Wireless Personal Communications 6: 311 335, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
Al-Dhahir, N.,"Overview and comparison of equalization schemes for space-time-coded signals with application to EDGE", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 50 Issue: 10 , Oct. 2002,Page(s): 2477-2488
Lombardi, C.; Luise, M.; Reggiannini, R.,"Channel estimation and equalization for narrow-band TDMA mobile radio", Communications, 1990. ICC '90, Including Supercomm Technical Sessions. SUPERCOMM/ICC '90. Conference Record., IEEE International Conference on , 1990 Page(s): 1346 -1350 vol.4
Ding, Z.; Li, G., "Feasibility of linear GSM blind channel equalization", Telecommunications Symposium, 1998. ITS '98 Proceedings. SBT/IEEE International , 1998 Page(s): 359 -364 vol.1
Ye Li; Liu, K.J.R.,"Blind identification and equalization for multiple-input/multiple-output channels", Global Telecommunications Conference, 1996. GLOBECOM '96. 'Communications: The Key to Global Prosperity , Volume: 3 , 1996 Page(s): 1789 -1793 vol.3
Xiaodong Wang; Poor, H.V.,"Blind equalization and multiuser detection in dispersive CDMA channels", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume: 46 Issue: 1 , Jan. 1998 Page(s): 91 -103
Y. Li, KJR. Liu.,"Blind MIMO FIR Channel Identification Based on Second-Order Statistics with Multiple Signals Recovery", Technical report TR 96-7,Electrical Engeneering Dept. and Institute for System Research, 1996.
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