• 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.

    As fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication systems are being deployed, investigation and development of 5G mobile communication systems have been started to meet the expected need for higher data rates in the future. The standardization activity of 5G is going to be finalized in 2016 and also the commercial availability of equipment is expected to be approximately in the early of 2020s. One of the key enabling techniques in 5G systems is the use of millimeter wave bands along with phased array antennas at both the mobile device and base station. Another aspect is use of huge arrays in MIMO context (massive MIMO) which has different design and operating options due LOS vs NLOS deployments

  • This course will address
    • millimeter-wave antennas and their interactions with human tissues for next generation communication systems.
    • the particulars of single or multi port antenna systems in practical small device terminals
    • 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
    • Summarize the commonly used methods on 5G phased array antenna designs.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)

    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of electro-magnetics in radio terms, vector-maths, 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: Assistant Professor Shuai Zhang, Associate Professor Patrick Claus F. Eggers, Associate Professor Jesper Ødum Nielsen and Professor Gert Frølund Pedersen

    Lecturers: Assistant Professor Shuai Zhang, Associate Professor Patrick Claus F. Eggers, Associate Professor Jesper Ødum Nielsen and Professor Gert Frølund Pedersen

    ECTS: 3

    Time: 21 – 24 November 2016


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    Number of seats: 25

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

    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 5,000 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 three 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.