Checking date: 07/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Enabling technologies for broadband communications
Master in Advanced Communications Technologies (Plan: 436 - Estudio: 278)

Coordinating teacher: GIL JIMENEZ, VICTOR PEDRO

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The specific competences associated with this particular subject are indicated here: - Know the options for the design of OFDM modulation and its variants. - Know the new multi-antenna processing techniques for increasing diversity and capacity. - Be able to solve practical problems of modulations and processing in broadband communications systems using analytical methods and simulation. This subject will allow the student to: - Know the options for the design of the OFDM modulation and OFDMA multiple access that allow to guarantee a certain quality of service. - Know the new multi-carrier techniques (SC-FDMA, FBMC) - Know the new multi-antenna techniques (MIMO, network MIMO, massive MIMO) - Be able to solve practical problems on technologies for broadband communications using analytical methods and simulation.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1: The new scenario of broadband communications. Topic 2: Multicarrier modulations and high spectral efficiency. Topic 3: Multi-antenna techniques. Topic 4: Practical cases in radiocommunication systems.
Learning activities and methodology
To pass the subject, the student must perform a significant percentage of practical work. Realization of practical exercises (problems, works, presentations, laboratory practices) individually and in groups. Realization of a final work. As a result of this activity, a study or an application of a certain magnitude will be developed, accompanied by a brief scientific-technical report.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Harri Holma, Antti Toskala. LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced. Wiley. 2011
  • Ye Geoffrey Li, Gordon L. Stuber. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing for Wireless Communications. Springer US. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.