Principles of diversity in wireless networks

Course Description:

This is a doctoral school class with a focus on the impact of spatial diversity on various networking functionalities from physical layer transmission, to media access, resource allocation, as well as connection to hybrid networks and applications. This cross-layer utility of spatial diversity plays a pivotal role in emerging wireless network design. Topics of the class include multiple antenna wireless channel characteristics; capacity of multiple antenna channels, rate-diversity trade-off, space-time code criteria, and designs; multiuser diversity, opportunistic scheduling, and resource allocation, fixed and mobile wireless ad hoc network scaling laws; wireless network functional abstractions and interactions.

This course was taught at EPFL in Spring 2005 and Spring 2007.