Description: Multiple antenna systems have revolutionized wireless communications by allowing the exploitation of the space dimension for performance optimization. Recent advances have allowed the integration of multiple antennas into small devices and handsets, and paved the way for multiple input- multiple output (MIMO) systems. This course will address the particulars of single or multi port antenna systems in practical small device terminals - and will describe the electro-magnetic and signal state challenges in the design and evaluation of such multi port antennas and their associated propagation characteristics. The topics include:
• Measurement methodologies for Radio propagation channels (near vs. far field conditions )
• Measurement for antennas • Antenna element design optimization considerations for small devices and additional requirements when operated as part of a multi port antenna system
• Channel characterization (particular attention to near field dominated scenarios, small terminals, peer-to-peer communications)
• Space domain and channel modeling (SDMA, adaptive capacity, space multiplexing) Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and probability theory, as obtained through MSc engineering studies at Aalborg University, is expected. Some fundamental electro-magnetics and/or radio propagation background is desirable

Organizer: Associate Professor Patrick Eggers, e-mail:, Professor Gert F. Pedersen, email:, Associate Proefssor, J.Ø. Nielsen e-mail:

Lecturers: G.F. Pedersen, J.Ø. Nielsen, P. Eggers

Via this link you will find detailed course program and other practical information



24 November, at 09:00 to 28 November + possibly 2 December, 2014

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room A6-111

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 10 November, 2014