October 22 - 26, 2018. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
This is an advanced 5-day course which will describe the digital modulation techniques used (or to be used) in the major wireless and wireline communication systems of today including 4G and 5G.
Modern digital modulation techniques and multiple access techniques are basic building blocks of the physical (or radio) interface of all digital communication systems. Many of these techniques will be used in the Fifth Generation (5G) cellular systems, which are presently under discussion throughout the world.
We will discuss these techniques including OFDM, OFDMA, SOFDMA, SC-FDMA, as well as OFDM-based techniques, e.g., GFDM, as well as other modulations, such as "Faster Than Nyquist" (FTN) signaling. 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, including the 4G-LTE system, and the Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) systems, and as well as in xDSL systems, to greatly improve both bandwidth and power efficiency.