Multiuser Communications and MIMO Systems


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the lecture will not be offered in the summer semester 2020. It will be given in the next winter semester (2020/2021) instead.



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