50.511 Wireless Communication and Networking

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Course Description

This is a graduate-level introduction to the fundamentals of digital wireless communication. Our focus is on the design, analysis, and fundamental limits of wireless transmission systems and develops a foundation for research in the field. Topics to be covered include: wireless channel and system models; fading and diversity; resource management and power control; multiple-antenna and MIMO systems; multiple-access techniques and multiuser detection; cellular and ad-hoc network topologies; OFDM and ultra-wideband systems; wireless security and physical layer security; and advanced topics like cognitive radio, heterogeneous networks, and small cells.

12 Credits


Linear Algebra, Basic Probability Theory


Tony Quek (Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)


Problem sets, two quizzes, one project, two paper reports, final exam