Signal Processing for mm Wave communication for 5G and beyond

By Prof. Amit Kumar Dutta   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1152
Due to significant tele-traffic growth in forthcoming 5G technology, it is essential to increase the service bandwidth and transmission radio frequency to millimeter wave. This comes with its own set problems due to higher path loss and other issues. This course encompasses the complete mmWave communication from the signal processing point of view. In this course, we will cover mmWave channel models, MIMO-OFDM in mmWave and Beamforming technology. We will also cover a rigorous MATLAB simulation to understand mmWave beamforming with MIMO-OFDM.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : BTech final year, M.Tech students (enrolled or passed out), any employee of an organization which is involved in Physical layer (4G/5G) algorithms development


SUPPORTED INDUSTRIES : Qualcomm Ltd., Mediatech Communication Private Ltd.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Communication and Signal Processing
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Wireless Channel–A ray tracing model-Part-I (With an outline on modern modem structure)
Week 2:Wireless Channel–A ray tracing model-Part-II
Week 3:Understanding of various channel related parameter statistics. Narrow band and broadband aspect
Week 4:mmWave channel model
Week 5:Understanding angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD) concept, understanding channel gain
Week 6:Introduction of single antenna beamforming in mmWave, an antenna array processing concept.
Week 7:Details of beamforming in mmWave: Concept of antenna many fold vector, beam parameters, efficiency of beams pattern
Week 8:Hybrid beamforming concept. Beamforming in MIMO system Part-I (Precoder, phase shifter, equalizer concepts)
Week 9:Hybrid beamforming concept. Beamforming in MIMO system Part-II (Optimization of design parameters)
Week 10:MIMO-OFDM with mmWave beamforming
Week 11:Parameter estimation in mmWave system (Mainly LMMSE based)
Week 12:Introduction of impairments and a basic analysis in mmWave system

Books and references

1. IEEE Explorer papers 
2. 3GPP document 38.211/212 
3. Fundamental of Wireless Communication By David Tse, Pramod Viswanathan 
4. Millimeter Wave communication Systems By Kao-Cheng Huang, Zhaocheng Wang

Instructor bio

Prof. Amit Kumar Dutta

IIT Kharagpur
I am currently an Assistant Professor at the GS Sanyal School of Telecommunication of IIT Kharagpur. Before this academic position, I worked in various corporate like Texas Instrument, Broadcom Ltd, Cypress Semiconductor, NxP Ltd for almost 14 years in the field of signal processing and communication. I come with a vast knowledge of practical implementation of DSP/Modem system. My current research interest includes mmWave/THz signal processing and communication, Quantum signal processing, VLSI for communication.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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