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Abdellatif Zaidi

Assistant Professor
Universite Paris-Est Marne la Vallée



Lecture Notes (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)

  1. EE-FWC: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications: Lecure Notes, Part I
  2. EE-FWC: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications: Lecure Notes, Part II

Projects and Homeworks

  1. EE-FWC: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications: Homeworks
  2. EE-FWC: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications: Projects

Lectures: Part I

  1. Introduction
  2. The wireless channel
    • Physical modeling for wireless channels
    • Input/output model for the wireless channel
    • Time and frequency coherence
    • Statistical channel models
  3. Point-to-point communication: detection, diversity, and channel uncertainty
    • Detection in a Rayleigh fading channel
    • Time diversity
    • Antenna diversity
    • Frequency diversity
    • Impact of channel uncertainty
  4. Cellular systems: multiple access and interference management
    • Narrowband cellular systems
    • Wideband systems: CDMA
    • Wideband systems: OFDM

Lectures: Part II

  1. Capacity of wireless channels
    • AWGN channel capacity
    • Resources of the AWGN capacity
    • Linear time-invariant Gaussian channels
    • Capacity of fading channels
  2. Multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication
    • Uplink AWGN channel
    • Downlink AWGN channel
    • Uplink fading channel
    • Frequency-selective fading channels
    • Multiuser diversity
    • Multiuser diversity: system aspects
  3. MIMO I: spatial multiplexing and channel modeling
    • Multiplexing capacity of deterministic MIMO channels
    • Physical modeling of MIMO channels
    • Modeling of MIMO fading channels
  4. MIMO II: capacity and multiplexing architectures
    • The V-BLAST architecture
    • Fast fading MIMO channel
    • Receiver architectures
    • Slow fading MIMO channel
    • D-BLAST: an outage-optimal architecture
  5. MIMO III: diversity-multiplexing tradeoff and universal space-time codes
    • Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff
    • Universal code design for optimal diversity-multiplexing tradeoff
    • Universal code design for MISO channels
    • Universal code design for MIMO channels
  6. MIMO IV: multiuser communications
    • Uplink with multiple receive antennas
    • MIMO uplink
    • Downlink with multiple transmit antennas
    • MIMO downlink


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