Wireless Communication
2012-2013 - ELE3143 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  •  ELE1051 Electronics
  •  ELE2111 Data Transmission

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will have deep knowledge in the areas of signal encoding / decoding, signal modulation / demodulation, system design and radio transmission.


  •  Know the construction of modulated signal
  •  Know the signal construction of different wireless systems
  •  Know methods for generating modulated signals
  •  Know methods for signal coding
  •  Know the different wireless communication systems


  •  Able to do calculations with modulated signal
  •  Able to simulate modulated signal using computer simulation tools
  •  Able to describe and perform calculations on radio systems for broadcasting, mobile communication, navigation and wireless connections of different types of equipments and devices

The skills will be developed through the application of the various knowledge areas.

General qualifications:

  •  Understand the different techniques for signal modulation / demodulation, encoding / decoding, and system design used in different wireless systems
  •  Use computer tools to evaluate wireless communication systems
  •  Understand and apply English scientific literature


 Analog and digital modulation
 Baseband communication
 Information theory
 Coding theory and practice
 Spred spectrum modulation
 Multi-user digital modulation
 Introduction to radio communication: system development, radio transmission and noise estimates
 Broadcasting systems for audio and video: analog and digital systems
 Mobile communication: terrestrial and satellite systems, GSM and UMTS
 Radio systems for short and very short distances: wireless LAN, Bluetooth and others
 Navigation systems: GPS, ILS og others

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)


Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam, 4 hours, counts 75%
  • Exercises, count 25%
  • Both parts must be passed.

 The number of exercises (which counts 25%) will be decided at the beginning of the semester, but will typically include one exercise each week, totaling 11 exercises.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

  Graded by an internal examiner. External examiner is used periodically, the next time is 2013/14.

Re-sit examination

  Re-sit examination for written exam, but not for the exercises which must be taken again the next time the course is run.

Examination support

  John Haugan: Formulas and tables, approved calculator.

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

 Arne Wold: "Kompendium Trådløs kommunikasjon"
 Bernard Skalar: "Digital Communications - Fandamentals and Applications", 2001