Wireless Communications Laboratory

Lecturer (assistant)
TypePractical course
Duration4 SWS
TermSommersemester 2023
Language of instructionEnglish
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DatesSee TUMonline

Admission information


After completing the module students are able to understand how a fully functional receiver can be implemented which detects data bits from a signal received by an antenna. The students will learn how training sequences, coding and modulation have to be parameterized depending on the expected channel distortions.


The aim of the course is to understand and apply methods of wireless communications. The participants will realise a digital radio receiver according to the DAB-Standard. They will use the "software-defined-radio" principle in that the main part of the receiver will be programmed in software. Hardware will be used that permits working with a signal that is received by an antenna. The following topics are considered in detail: - Time and Frequency Synchronization - Orthogonal Frequency-division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation - Differential Modulation - Channel coding - Filter design - Comparison with analog transmission schemes. Matlab and GNUradio will be used as programming languages, for which no previous background is necessary! For more information contact peihong.yuan@tum.de.


- basic knowledge about communication systems - basic knowledge about programming


written exam

Recommended literature

- J. Proakis: "Digital Communications", McGraw Hill, 2000 - D. Tse and P. Viswanath: "Fundamentals of Wireless Communication" Cambridge University Press, 2005