ADVANCED 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES - 2017/8

Module code: EEEM061

Module provider

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Module Leader

NIKITOPOULOS K Dr (Elec Elec En)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

H641

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Laboratory Hours: 11

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PROGRAMMING LAB AND TUTORIAL ASSIGNMENT 20
Examination 2-HOUR CLOSED BOOK WRITTEN EXAMINATION 80

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable: students failing a unit of assessment resit the assessment in its original format.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None 

Module overview





Expected prior/parallel learning: It is helpful but not essential to have knowledge of linear algebra, probabilities and stochastic processes as well as fundamental skills in computer programming and have studied EEEM017 - Fundamentals of Mobile Communications, EEE3006 Digital Communications and EEEM062 – Applied Mathematics for Communication Systems.




Module purpose:  The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge about some of the key concepts that will shape the next generations of mobile and wireless communications systems, i.e. 5G mobile radios. This will ensure that the students completing this module will have the necessary knowledge and ability for starting to work on 5G technology in industry or furthering their understanding via a research degree.





 

Module aims

 The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to some of the most promising advanced concepts in the field of wireless communications, as well as provide an introduction of the potential gains and challenges when applying them to the next generation of mobile systems (e.g., 5G) .

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Define and understand what the key 5G technologies are, why they are needed, and how they can shape future communication systems K
Explain the principles of advanced waveforms and air interfaces. KC
Explain the principles of advanced multi-input multi-output (MIMO) concepts for future wireless communication systems KC
Explain and compare/contrast different design choices for future wireless communication systems KC
Show ability to validate advanced concepts via simulations PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 





Indicative content includes the following:

INTRODUCTION TO FUTURE  TECHNOLOGIES

What is 5G? – (i.e. what are the drivers of 5G, overview of the candidate technologies and techniques that will shape the future of communication systems)

5G KEY CONCEPT AND TECHNOLOGIES

Advanced Waveforms and Air-Interfaces – (e.g. FBMC, UFMC and GFDM Multicarrier communication, transmitter and Receiver)

Advanced MIMO concepts – (e.g. massive MIMO, multi-user MIMO)

Advanced Detection Methods – (e.g., non-linear, soft-input soft-output)

Advanced Multiple Access Methods – (e.g., non-orthogonal multiple access)

 

INTRODUCTION TO DEMONSTRATION AND VALIDATION VIA SIMULATIONS

(e.g., Simulation of advanced MIMO systems, advanced detection/decoding methods)

 





 

Methods of Teaching / Learning





The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: 


Consolidate students’ knowledge and skills obtained in other modules related to wireless  communications;
Develop student knowledge regarding the latest physical layer concepts in wireless  communications;
Promote active learning and practice based learning by using concept validation techniques


 

Learning and teaching methods include the following:


Lectures and tutorials: 2 hour lecture per week x 11 weeks
Matlab based IT lab: 1 hour lecture per week x 11 weeks
Self study from the lectures and use of tutorial sheets.


 





 

Assessment Strategy





The assessment strategy for this module is designed to:

·         Showcase students’ ability to translate their knowledge and understanding into a working communication system prototype, which will be based on a computer-based practical assessment.

·         Help students to demonstrate that they have achieved all the learning outcomes related to the key concepts of 5G radio. The written exam will assess their understanding of the various advanced communication techniques taught in this module, the underlying principles and their basic working. The exam will also assess their conceptual understanding and ability to discuss the advantages, drawbacks and complementarities of the various 5G techniques. Moreover, it will assess their ability to analyse further some of these techniques by including numerical problems and design problems in the examination.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of the following.

·         2-hour, closed-book written examination at the end of the module teaching during the examination week

·         1 written assignment (students will report on their computer-based practical work) within the duration of the module. The estimated time for carrying out the assignment work and writing up report is about 30 hours.

 

Formative assessment and feedback

For the module, students will receive formative assessment/feedback in the following ways.

·         During lectures, by question and answer sessions

·         During lectures, by electronic voting

·         Online feedback for online tutorials

 





 

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eeem061

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Electronic Engineering MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Communications Networks and Software MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile and Satellite Communications MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile Communications Systems MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Communications, Networks and Software (EuroMasters) MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile and Satellite Communications (EuroMasters) MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile Communications Systems (EuroMasters) MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Communication Systems MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering (by short course) MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.