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Wireless communication systems

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This course introduces the fundamental theories used in communication engineering.

The course will cover an introduction to analog and digital modulation, noisy channel and capacity. The studies will focus on computational tools to visualize how data is transmitted.

Course contents

  • Review of signals and systems
  • Analog modulation
  • Digital modulation
  • Review of probability theory and stochastic processes
  • Demodulation
  • Basics of coding and information theory
  • 4G/5G digital transmission techniques

The students will be able to analyze and design simple wireless communication systems, including physical layer for analog and digital transmission (e.g. bandwidth, channel modeling, modulation, demodulation, bit-error rate, channel coding and capacity). The students will also learn how to use some Python libraries for signal processing, communications and mathematical analysis in Jupyter notebooks.

Completion methods

Six assignments and final work

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Responsible teacher

LUT University
Pedro Nardelli

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
5G technology,
Industrial internet
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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Host university:
LUT University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Signals and systems, probability theory and basic programming skills. Analog and digital signal processing is desirable (but not mandatory).
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