Welcome to Radio Propagation for Multi-Antenna Systems


Description:

Radio propagation is an essential component of any wireless telecommunication link. It is the only component that cannot be controlled or ”engineered”. Knowing behavior of the radio channel is crucial for a system, algorithm or antenna designer. In this course, the objective is to introduce basic concept, theoretical and experimental aspects of radio propagation. Main contents of the course include basics of multi-antenna techniques, basics of radio propagation, basics of antennas, radio channel modeling, estimation, sounding and emulation.

The three-day course covers the following topics
- Antenna basics
- Multi-antenna techniques, diversity, spatial multiplexing, beam-forming, field synthesis etc
- Radio channel modeling
- Radio channel sounding and estimation
- Radio emulation and over-the-air testing


Organizer: Associate Professor Wei Fan 

Lecturers:  Associate Professor Wei Fan  and Kim Olesen

ECTS: 3

Time: 16th- 18th Nov. 2020


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Number of seats: 25 

Deadline: 26 October 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 

 

Welcome to Electromagnetics


Description:

This course should provide the PhD candidates in the Wireless Communications program the necessary background on the physical aspects of radiowave communication. The motivation follows the well-known fact that students in this program come from various backgrounds, often specialized in communication protocols and information theory, but lacking the necessary physical insight into electromagnetic fields, antennas and radiowave propagation. For the rest of the participants, this course should give a recapitulation of the previously acquired knowledge and extending it to meet the needs of their dissertation, as many of them will need to design an antenna and/or carry out electromagnetic simulations in their projects. Both basic and advanced aspects of electromagnetic theory will be covered, together with numerical methods for solving electromagnetic fields at high frequencies. The course consists of total 12 hours of lectures divided in 4 days plus a mini-project of approx. 1 month duration supervised and evaluated by the lecturer. Criteria for assessment are attendance of the lectures and evaluation of the mini-project. 


Prerequisites: 
Basic BSc/MSc course in electromagnetics ; Vector calculus on MSc level

Organizer: Associate Professor Ondrej Franek

Lecturers: Associate Professor Ondrej Franek

ECTS: 3

Time: 2-5 November 2020

Place: Aalborg - the course is planned to be held with physical attendance, but if you wish to participate online, please contact organizer Ondrej Franek on of@es.aau.dk 

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20 

Deadline: 12 October 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Wireless systems beyond 5G



Description:

The 5G cycle of standardization has entered a mature phase. However, there is an
abundancy of state-of-the-art research topics that will not be covered by 5G
standardization. The aim of this course is to provide research insights in these topics and prepare the attendees for the research and development of beyond 5G systems.

Contents: 

Introduction: Overview of 5G standardization. Beyond 5G: reflnement and diversiflcation of the 5G service categories, challenges and approaches.
Information- and communication-theory for beyond 5G systems. Beyond massive MIMO: intelligent surfaces. Advanced access networking algorithms. Data driven and machine learning assisted optimization of network operations. Non-terrestrial networks in 5G and beyond.

Teaching methods:
Lectures. Presentations by students.

Evaluation:
The attendees will be assessed based on the presentation of the beforehand assigned topics.

Learning objects: 

Understanding the novelty, challenges and approaches for beyond 5G systems.
Understanding of the information- and communication-theoretic models for beyond 5G systems. Understanding and working knowledge on advanced physical and link layer schemes tailored for beyond 5G systems. Understanding and working knowledge on novel network architectures, and the role and the potential of machine learning-aided network optimization.

Organizer: Associate Professor Cedomir Stefanovic

Lecturers: Associate Professor Cedomir Stefanovic, Associate Professor Beatriz Soret, Professor Elisabeth de Carvalho, Postdoc Israel Leyva Mayorga, Associate Professor Jimmy Jessen Nielsen and Professor Petar Popovski

ECTS: 3

Time: November 23-25, 2020

Place: Aalborg (the course is planned be held with physical attendance, however, if needed, it will be possible to participate online)

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Number of seats: 20 

Deadline: November 2, 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Intelligent 5G and Satellite Communication
POSTPONED TO FALL 2020

Description:

The 5G and satellite communication industry are growing rapidly, as evidenced by a number of evolution trends such as the deployment of low-Earth orbit (LEO) constellations, new application cases for autonomous vehicles, remote health, smart home and cities. To address the new requirements emerging during the evolution the communication system is facing significant challenges (e.g. ultra high reliability, extremely low latency, and high power efficiency) we never experienced before.
The recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL) and Big Data hold promising potential for addressing many complex problems in 5G and satellite communication systems, e.g. network management, service orchestration, and system design and optimization.

This course aims to deliver the knowledge about the fundamentals and the state of-the-art ML and DL technologies tailored for 5G and satellite communication systems. The course will cover three main topics:

1. Application of ML/DL in communication devices
- Modeling of electronic devices using ML and DL
- Design of electronic components using supervised learning
- Linearization of power ampli􀂦ers using DNN

2. Modeling and characterization of communication sub-systems
- Modeling of subsystems using DNN
- Transceiver linearization (active phased arrays) using DNN
- Channel characterization using DNN

3. ML/DL based performance optimization for wireless communication
- System calibration and beam-forming using ML
- SVM and DNN based indoor localization
- Remote fault diagnosis of satellite communication
- Digital signal recovery using DNN for satellite to ground links


Organizer: Associate Professor Ming Shen 

Lecturers: Ming Shen, Associate Professor, AAU;


ECTS: 3

Time: 15 march 2020 - 15 May 2020

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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: March 10, 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.



Welcome to Wireless communications for Industry 4.0


Description:

Wireless is identified as a major enabler of the Industry 4.0 vision. Factories of the future are indeed expected to replace the bulky wired control infrastructure with industrial wireless networks, aiming at supporting agile reconfiguration of production resources, non-linear production via usage of robot swarms, lean changeover; ultimately translating to major efficiency benefits and product customization.
This course addresses how new wireless technologies can revolutionize the production paradigms in current factories and how to overcome the challenges that wireless
communication encounters for achieving often demanding industrial requirements in termsof latency, reliability and throughput.
The main contents of the course are the following:

a) Introduction of relevant industrial production use cases and associated communication requirements (considering the multiple levels of the automation pyramid, from MES connectivity to fast closed loop control at sensor/actuator level) also including new use cases that can only be enabled via wireless communication (e.g., robots fleets or swarms). 

b) Description of candidate wireless technologies for Industry 4.0, with a critical analysis on their suitability in addressing the communication requirements at different layers of the automation pyramid. In particular, 5G New Radio (NR) with Time Sensitive Communications (TSC), NR-Unlicensed (NR-U), 802.11 n/ac, Wireless Interface to Sensors and Actuators (WISA) and Wireless HART will be introduced.

c) Introduction of open research challenges in a beyond 5G perspective, including a vision for a new wireless system aiming at coping with the more stringent Industry 4.0 use cases (e.g., support of closed loop control with below 0.1 ms cycles).

d) From theory to practice: experimental verification of wireless technologies potential in a real industrial setup including FESTO production lines and robot fleets, located in the Smart Production Laboratory. Also, it will be shown how to estimate the impact of wireless connectivity performance to potential variations in the production outcome, by using digital twins.

The course consists of frontal lectures, and laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions will be structured as hands-on activities where PhD students have the opportunity of setting up their own wireless solutions for a real Industry 4.0 use case, verify their effects on the production, and identify the new open challenges.
The evaluation will be based on mini-projects to be carried out in groups. Such mini-projects may involve the usage of laboratory facilities.


Organizer: Associate Professor Gilberto Berardinelli

Lecturers: Associate Professor Gilberto Berardinelli, Postdoc Ignacio Rodriguez Larrad, Professor Klaus Pedersen, Professor Ole Madsen 

ECTS: 2

Time:

October 8: all day

October 12: 8.15-12

October 16: 1pm-4pm

October 19: 8.15-12

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of wireless communication theory and technologies is required

Place: This course will take place with physical attendance in Aalborg

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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: September 17

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.