Multiuser Communications and MIMO Systems


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Introduction into the field of multiuser communications and multiple-input/multiple-output systems. Both, practical transmission schemes, as well as fundamental limits from information theory are covered.


  • Introduction
  • MIMO Communications
  • Introduction to Lattices
  • Lattice Decoding and the “Sphere Decoder''
  • Equalization via Lattice Reduction
  • “Writing on Dirty Paper''
  • Multiuser Communications
  • Advanced Transmitter-Side Techniques
  • Interference Channel



  • D. Tse, P. Viswanath: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication. Cambridge University Press, May 2005
  • A. Goldsmith: Wireless Communications. Cambridge University Press, August 2005
  • T.M. Cover, J.A. Thomas: Elements of Information Theory. John Wiley & Sons, second edition, Sept. 2006
  • J.G. Proakis, M. Salehi: Digital Communications. Mcgraw-Hill Publ. Comp., fifth edition, Nov. 2007
  • A. Paulraj, R. Nabar, D. Gore: Introduction to Space-Time Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, May 2003
  • E. Biglieri, R. Calderbank, A. Constantinides, A. Goldsmith, A. Paulraj, H.V. Poor: MIMO Wireless Communications. Cambridge University Press, Jan. 2007
  • H. Bölcskei, D. Gesbert, C.B. Papadias, A.-J. van der Veen (editors): Space-Time Wireless Systems: From Array Processing to MIMO ommunications. Cambridge University Press, June 2006
  • E.G. Larsson, P. Stoica: Space-Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, May 2003
  • A.B. Gershman, N.D. Sidiropoulos: Space-Time Processing for MIMO Communications. John Wiley & Sons, 2005


Additionally, the "Semesterapparat" to this Lecture may be of interest.




Communications Engineering


Oral exam