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BL40A2020 Wireless Communication Systems, 4 cr 
Code BL40A2020  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Wireless Communication Systems  Abbreviation Wireless Commun 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Pedro Juliano Nardelli 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: kokonaan verkossa / full digi 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Pedro Nardelli, D.Sc. (Tech.), Assistant professor (tenure track)


This course introduces the fundamental theories used in communication engineering. The students will be able to analyze and design simple wireless communication systems, including physical layer for analog and digital transmission (e.g. bandwidth, channel modeling, modulation, demodulation, bit-error rate, channel coding and capacity). The students will also learn how to use some Python libraries for signal processing, communications and mathematical analysis in Jupyter notebooks.


(1) Review of signals and systems, (2) Analog modulation, (3) Digital modulation, (4) Review of probability theory and stochastic processes, (5) Demodulation, (6) Basics of coding and information theory, (7) 4G/5G digital transmission techniques

Teaching Methods 

Video lectures 14 h (7 x 2h) and tutorials using Jupyter notebooks 14h (7 x 2h). Weekly homework 28 h. Final work 10 h. Independent studies 38 h. Total workload 104 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Scale: 0-5,
Grade = Weekly assignments 70% + Final work 30%.

Course Materials 

The course mainly follows the textbook [1]. Additional lecture notes and other materials are provided in Moodle.

[1] Madhow, Upamanyu. Introduction to Communication Systems.Cambridge University Press, 2014. (textbook).
Preliminary version available at: target=_blank>


Signals and systems, probability theory and basic programming skills. Analog and digital signal processing is desirable (but not mandatory).

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 15 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 15 

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