Adaptive Antennas Arrays for Wireless Cellular Communication

Course Summary

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of Adaptive algorithms used with Antenna Arrays. Topics covered in the course includes overview of cellular standards using adaptive antenna systems, examination of different channel modeling techniques, adaptive algorithms for signal processing and their application to 3G cellular systems. Performance improvements for cellular systems and the impact of using adaptive systems in 3G systems are also discussed. The course will provide a comprehensive understanding adaptive signal processing and understand the design techniques as applicable to 3G systems.

Course Details

Course ID:SOL-AE-311
Course Duration:32 Hours
Delivery Options
PREREQUISITES: Antenna Fundamentals, Strong Background in Electromagnetics, Calculus and Linear Algebra.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CELLULAR STANDARDS
Cellular Systems Overview, GSM, IS-95, TDMA, WCDMA, IS-2000.
CHANNEL MODELING TECHNIQUES
Direct Methods, Temporal (with multiuser channels) and Spatial Variations, Reduced-Rank Methods, Bootstrap Methods, Statistical Channel Models.
ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR ANTENNA ARRAYS
Direct Matrix Inversion (DMI), Sample Matrix Inversion (SMI), Maximum Likelihood Estimators, Recursive Least Squares (RLS), Reduced Rank Signal Processing, Complexity & Implementation Discussions, Performance Characterization in Flat Fading Channels, Flat Fading with Interference Channels (CCI/MAI), Delay Spread Channels (ISI), Delay Spread (ISI) with Interference Channels (CCI/MAI).
APPLICATION TO CELLULAR SYSTEMS
Performance Improvements (TDMA & WCDMA), Comparison of Cost Functions, Comparison of Voice and Data services, Impact of High/Low Spreading Factor on Algorithms, Link Budget Discussion, Impact on BS and Equipment, Capacity Improvement and Limitations.
CORE TECHNOLOGY AREAS COVERED:
Adaptive Signal Processing, Antenna Arrays, Digital Cellular Systems & Performance.