Course Name: Advanced Communication Technology
Prerequisites: Wireless Communication, Random Process, Digital Signal Processing 2, Detection and Estimation
Wireless networks are under constant pressure to provide ever higher data rates to increasing numbers of users with greater reliability. Space-time processing technology, which uses multiple antennas and sophisticated signal processing techniques, is a powerful new tool for improving system performance. The technology already features in the UMTS, CDMA2000, LTE, and WiMax systems. This course is an accessible introduction to the theory of space-time wireless communications. We hope to discuss the basics of space-time propagation, space-time channels, channel capacity, spatial diversity, space-time coding, space multiplexing, and MU-MIMO. The course is an ideal introduction on space-time wireless communications for graduate students. We hope that this course can help the graduate students to learn the new technology in wireless communications.