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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Multiple-Antenna Systems


Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Tomaž Javornik


The objective of the course is to deliver to the students the existing knowledge of advanced multi antenna telecommunication systems.

Students will be acquainted with the fundamental and advanced concepts of the smart antennas, MIMO systems including space time coding and space time multiplexing, distributed multi-user and multiple antenna systems. At the end the applications of multiple antenna approach in communication systems are shown.

Students will develop the ability to solve independent research and development tasks in the field of advanced multiple antenna systems, including system design and testing, and system performance evaluation.


Basics of radio wave propagation:
basic propagation mechanisms, multipath propagation, fading, narrow band and broad band radio channel models, power delay profile, coherence bandwidth, Doppler spread, angular dispersion.

Smart antennas:
switched beam antennas, adaptive array antennas, space division multiple access (SDMA), algorithms for adaptation of antenna weights, MUSIC algorithm, applications of smart antennas.

Multiple input multiple output MIMO systems:
MIMO channel, capacity of MIMO systems, space time codes, space time multiplexing.

Distributed multi-user and multiple antenna systems:
distributed MIMO channel, broadcast channel (BC) vs multiple access channel (MAC), cooperative MIMO systems.

Overview of multi-antenna systems in 4G and beyond:
massive MIMO, LTE cooperative MIMO, CoMP, Relay

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• S. Saunders, A. Zavala, Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, 2nd Edition, A John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2007. ISBN 978-0-470-84879-0
• A. F. Molisch, Wireless Communications, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, 2010. ISBN 978-0-470-74186-3
• C. Johnson, Long Term Evolution in Bullets, Johnson, 2012, ISBN 1478166177
• A. Paulraj, R. Nabar, D. Gore, Introduction to space-time wireless communications, Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-82615-2
• C. A. Balanis, P. I. Ioannides, Introduction to Smart Antennas, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 1598291769

Significant publications and references:

• A. Hrovat, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, " A survey of radio propagation modeling for tunnels" , IEEE Communications surveys and tutorials, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 658-669, 2014
• M. Pesko, T. Javornik, L. Vidmar, A. Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič, “The indirect self-tuning method for constructing radio environment map using omnidirectional or directional transmitter antenna”, EURASIP Journal on wireless communications and networking, ISSN 1687-1499, [in press] 2015
• T. Celcer, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, " Adaptive utility-based scheduling algorithm for multiuser MIMO uplink" , EURASIP Journal on wireless communications and networking, vol. 2011, no. 22, pp. 1-12, 2011
• A. Hrovat, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, " Four-slope channel model for path loss prediction in tunnels at 400 MHz”. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 571-582, 2010
• I. Jelovčan, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, “An adaptive zero forcing 2010, maximum likelihood soft input soft output MIMO detector”, IEICE Transactions on Communications. vol. E92-B, no. 2, pp. 507-515. 2009


Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.