Semester Offering: January

To provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of advanced signal processing techniques identified as one of the most important solutions to overcoming the power and bandwidth constraints in wireless communications.


Classical Detection and Estimation Theory, Performance Analysis in Wireless Channels, Sequence Estimation in Band-limited Channels: Interference suppression (Inter-symbol Interference; ISI, Multiple Access Interference-MAI), Space-Time Processing, OFDM-mitigation of inter-carrier interference-ICI, Frequency Offset, Efficient Channel Estimation Techniques, Multiuser Detection & Capacity, Advanced Receiver Techniques & Performance Analysis.


Consent of the instructor.


I  Signal Processing of Sufficient Statistics

  1. Binary and M-ary Signal Transmission in the presence of Noise
  2. Non random and random parameter estimation
  3. Karhunen-Loeve Expansion and Applications in Stochastic Processes
  4. Detection and Estimation in white Gaussian Noise
  5. Fading Channels: Performance Analysis

II  Suppression of Intersymbol Interference in Bandlimited Channels

  1. Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation
  2. Maximum a Posteriori Estimation, Soft Output Algorithms
  3. Sequential Algorithm
  4. Reduced Complexity Techniques
  5. Application of Precoding for Equalization
  6. Application to wireless Channels

III  Space-Time Processing

  1. MIMO Systems
  2. Performance Analysis in wireless environment
  3. Techniques for Cancellation of Intercarrier Interference
  4. Multiband Ultra Wideband (UWB)

IV  Statistical Signal Processing

  1. Discrete Time Estimators
  2. Algorithms for Channel Estimation
  3. Applications in MIMO systems
  4. Evaluation of different techniques

V  Multiple Access Techniques

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Frequency Division Multiple Access

  1. Combination of MIMO with Multiple Access Techniques
  2. Analysis of Performance and Comparison
  3. Applications in 3 rd and 4 th Generation Systems

VI  Multiuser Detection

  1. Elements of multiuser detection
  2. Techniques in CDMA: Interference Suppression
  3. Space time processing
  4. Turbo multiuser detection
  5. Multiuser capacity

VII  Advanced Receiver Techniques

  1. Space Time Receivers: BLAST
  2. Multipath mitigation and exploitation in MIMO-OFDM
  3. Turbo Space Time Processing
  4. Detailed Analysis of Receivers for 2 nd and 3 rd Generation Ssystems
  5. Performance Evaluation and Comparison


Lecture Notes and Selected Papers.


Stuber G. L. : Principles of Mobile Communications, Springer, 2 nd Edition, 2000
Sergio Verdu : Multiuser Detection, Cambridge University Press, 1998
Harry L. Van Trees : Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory: Part I, John Wiley, 2001
Simon Haykin : Adaptive Filter Theory, Prentice Hall, 2 nd Edition, 1991
Kay S.M. : Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, Prentice Hall, 1993
Kay S.M. : Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Detection Theory, Prentice Hall, 1998
Wozencraft and Jacobs : Principles of Communication Engineering, Waveland Press, 1990
Proakis J.G. : Digital Communications, McGraw-Hill, 3 rd Edition, 1995
Branka Vucetic, Jinhong Yuan : Space-Time Coding, John Wiley, 2003
Van Nee R., Prasad R. : OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications, Artech-House, 2000
Bahai A.R. S., Saltzberg B. R., Mustafa Ergen : Multi-carrier Digital Communications: Theory and Applications of OFDM, Springer, 2004


IEEE Transactions on Communications/ Information Theory
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (VT)
IEE Proceedings on Communications, IEE Electronics Letters


Assignments 10%
Mid Semester 25%
Final Exam 65%