Elektro- och informationsteknik

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ETTN15 Moderna trådlösa system - LTE och dess efterföljare



This course considers the latest technology development in wireless communications, including 5G and LTE systems. These systems are high performing and represent "state-of-the-art" in many aspects. A central part of this course is to give detailed knowledge of the communication methods that are used in down-link and in up-link. This course also includes trends for future system solutions. The aim of this course is to give good knowledge concerning principles, concepts, functioning, performance and limitations for such systems for mobile communications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to show a significantly deeper knowledge concerning modern systems for mobile communications
  • be able to critically analyse and describe modern systems for mobile communications  from an overall perspective

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to identify, formulate, and handle complex problems within the area of multi-user communication
  • be able to suggest technical solutions based on 5G/LTE concepts that satisfy given performance requirements
  • be able to independently work in a creative way with advanced projects, and also orally and in writing clearly present, motivate and discuss obtained conclusions

Judgment and approach
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to show the ability to make judgments with respect to relevant scientific, social, and ethical aspects


The course will contain a selection of the following topics in the textbook:
1. What is 5G
2. 5G Standardization
3. Spectrum for 5G
4. LTE Overview
5. NR Overview
6. Radio-Interface Architecture
7. Overall transmission structure
8. Channel sounding
9. Transport-channel processing
10. Physical-layer control signaling
11. Multi-antenna transmission
12. Beam management
13. Retransmission protocols
14. Scheduling
15. Uplink power and timing control
16. Initial access
17. LTE/NR interworking and co-existence
18. RF characteristics and requirements
19. RF mmWave
20. Beyond the first release of 5G

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination (5 h) normally consists of five problems. Approved project is a requirement to be allowed to enter the examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0112. Name: Modern Wireless Systems - LTE and Beyond. 
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. 
Code: 0212. Name: Project. 
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project. Contents: Written report, oral presentation, and acting as an opponent on another groups report and presentation.


Required prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications. ETIN15 Radio systems or EITN75 Wireless System Design Principles 
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

  • Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, and Johan Sköld: 5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology. Academic Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780128143230.

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Buon Kiong Lau,

Course lecturer: Aleksei Fedorov,

Course teaching assistant: Jesus Rodriguez Sánchez,

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