Fundamentals of MIMO Wireless Communication

By Prof. Suvra Sekhar Das   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1829
This course covers the fundamentals of Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna based wireless communication systems. MIMO is now an essential part of modern wireless communication systems, such as 3G, 4G, WLAN / Wifi, LTE, WiMax, etc. MIMO brings to the domain of wireless communications, spectral efficiency and reliability gains. With multiple antennas at the transmitter and receiver it helps design wireless communication systems that can use the additional spatial dimension over and above the well investigated time-frequency dimensions to fetch myriads of new gains. MIMO is expected to be one of the enabler of 5G communication systems. This course covers important concepts of MIMO communication such as capacity computation, error probability analysis, transmitter and receiver design, multi-user communication, etc. After completion of the course the participants will be able to apply the methods for performance analysis and design of advanced wireless communication systems.

   B.Tech fourth year/M.Tech

           digital communication

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   Wireless Communication industry: QUALCOMM, Samsung, Broadcom, MediaTek, NXP, Marvel,
Telecom Service provider: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea cellular, BSNL,TATA Communications, ISRO

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 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:
Introduction to wireless communication systems and  wireless channels
Week 2:
Wireless channel models
Week 3:
MIMO channel model
Week 4:
Information Theory basics for MIMO communication
Week 5:
Capacity of MIMO Communication systems
Week 6:
Diversity performance of MIMO channels
Week 7:
Space Time Coding schemes
Week 8:
Multi-user MIMO communications

Books and references

  1. Principles of Mobile Communications by G. Stuber, Springer, 2nd ed..
  2. Wireless Communications by A. Goldsmith, Cambridge
  3. Introduction to Space Time Wireless Communications by A. Paulraj, Nabar and Gore
  4. Space Time Wireless Communication Systems,byBolskei, Gesbert, et al.
  5. MIMO wireless communications, by Biligeri, et al.
  6. Space Time Coding, by Jafarkhani
  7. LTE, UMTS and The Long Term Evolution by Sesia, Toufik and Baker
  8. OFDM for Wireless Communications by R. Prasad
  9. UMTS for LTE by Holma and Toshala
  10. Adaptive PHY-MAC Design for Broadband Wireless Systems by R. Prasad, S. S. Das and Rahman
  11. Single and Multi Carrier MIMO Transmission for Broadband Wireless Systems by R. Prasad, Rahman and S. S. Das.

Instructor bio

Prof. Suvra Sekhar Das

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Suvra Sekhar Das is currently serving as associate professor at the G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunictions in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has completed Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. He has worked as Senior Scientist with the Innovation Laboratory of Tata Consultancy Services. His research interests include cross-layer optimization of mobile broadband cellular networks, 5G, Broadband Mobile Communications, 5G Waveform design GFDM FBMC UFMC, heteogeneous networks Femto Cells Device to Device communication, Multi objective optimization for radio access networks, Green radio network design Packet Scheduling and radio resource allocation with link adaptation, MIMO communications, base-band transceiver design for broadband wireless communication systems. He has delivered several tutorials and seminars on next generation wireless communications. He has guided several PhD students, published several research papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two books titled “ Adaptive PHY-MAC Design for Broadband Wireless Systems”and “Single- and Multi-Carrier MIMO Transmission for Broadband Wireless Systems” . He has developed teaching resource “fading channel and mobile communications ” freely available as interactive web material for learners of mobile communications (http://fcmcvlab.iitkgp.ac.in/ with nearly 2 lacs hits). He has taught several subjects such as Modern digital communication techniques, Broadband access systems, mobile communications and fading, teletraffic engineering, introduction to wireless communication and MIMO communications. 

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: 27 March 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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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