Professor Irving Kalet, Ariel University, Israel, and Columbia University, New York, USA, is teaching this advanced five-day course, which will describe the Digital Modulation Techniques used (or to be used) in major wireless and wireline communication systems, including 5G-NR, 4G-LTE and Wi-Fi.
Modern digital modulation and multiple access techniques are basic building blocks of the physical (or radio) interface of all digital communication systems. We will describe many of these techniques during the course including those methods which will be used in the newest systems including the Fifth Generation (5G-NR) cellular systems, which will become commercial in the very near future.
We will devote much time to OFDM -based systems including OFDM, OFDMA, S-OFDMA, and SC-FDMA, which are integral parts of 5G-NR, 4G-LTE and the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) systems.
We will place special emphasis on the new modulation standard for the physical interface of 5G-NR, which appeared in Release 15, which was released in December 2017. This OFDM standard is based on scalable subcarrier spacing.
We will also discuss other OFDM-based techniques, e.g., GFDM, as well as other modulations, such as "Faster Than Nyquist" (FTN) signaling, which are being considered for advanced wireless systems. These modulations will be combined with MIMO, Massive MIMO, and BLAST, to improve spectral efficiency.
We will also describe the use of CPM modulations (e.g., GMSK), especially for broadband wireless communications and space communications. All of the above concepts have been utilized in mobile and broadband wireless systems, as well as in xDSL systems, to greatly improve both bandwidth and power efficiency.