6.452 Principles of Wireless Communications

Spring 2006

Wireless access point.

Wireless access point. (Image courtesy of jasmeet).

Course Highlights

This course features its assignments and a detailed description of the class project.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the design, analysis, and fundamental limits of wireless transmission systems. Topics to be covered include: wireless channel and system models; fading and diversity; resource management and power control; multiple-antenna and MIMO systems; space-time codes and decoding algorithms; multiple-access techniques and multiuser detection; broadcast codes and precoding; cellular and ad-hoc network topologies; OFDM and ultrawideband systems; and architectural issues.
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Prof. Lizhong Zheng

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session