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INP9087828, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course track PHOTONICS [003PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination 5G SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge STEFANO TOMASIN ING-INF/03

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/03 Telecommunications 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Prerequisites: The course requires knowledge in Calculus, Probability Theory, and Computer Programming. Furthermore, it requires basic knowledge of communication systems and signal processing.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge to be acquired:
1. Knowledge of the main technologies of the 5th generation cellular communication systems.
2. Knowledge of the network architecture of the 5th generation cellular communication systems.
3. Knowledge of the multicarrier and multiantenna communication systems, including basic solutions for resource allocation and channel equalization.
4. Knowledge of some industrial point of views on the 5th generation cellular systems.

Ability to be acquired:
1. Basic design of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) for the spectral efficiency and taking into account the characteristics of the wireless communication medium
2. Basic design of a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system for the spectral efficiency and the evaluation of relevant parameters for the space-time coding
3. Optimization of OFDM and (massive) MIMO system and of multiple access methods
4. Design of a communication component: from the idea to the realization in Matlab and a demonstrator with a software defined radio
Examination methods: An oral exam is required, that will include the exposition of the topics presented in the classes and simple exercises of system design for OFDM and MIMO systems and of description of protocol behaviors for 5g system upon elementary events (such as call activation, handover and request of new services). Optionally, the student can also present a short essay on a specific topic.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria for the assessment of acquired knowledge and ability will be:

1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge
2. Capacity of accurately describing the basic protocols of the 5g system in reaction of elementary events
3. Ability to accurately design multicarrier and multiantenna systems
4. Appropriateness in the use of technical language.
Course unit contents: The course will develop the following contents:

1. Overview of 4G and 5G systems
2. Network architecture of cellular systems
3. Network slicing, cloud radio access network (C-RAN), network function virtualization (NFV), software defined network (SDN)
4. Multicarrier systems orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
5. Multiantenna MIMO systems: space-time coding and precoding
6. Massive MIMO
7. mm-wave communications
8. Implementation of a communication component from the idea to the simulation in Matlab and its prototyping with software defined radios

Video introduction to the course:
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course provides:

1. 13 lectures
2. 4 laboratories with Matlab
3. 2 laboratories with Labview Communcations
4. 2 lectures for exercise solution
5. 2 lectures by invitation of an external researcher
6. visit to a company that produces 5g components
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lessons will be made available through the platform and the reference to the textbook of the presented material will be also provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Wong, V., Schober, R., Ng, D., & Wang, L. (Eds.), Key Technologies for 5G Wireless Systems. --: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cho, Yong Soo, MIMO-OFDM Wireless communications with MATLAB. Singapore: John Wiley, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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