Massive MIMO is a cutting edge technology for future 5G wireless networks. The large number of antennas in a Massive MIMO system significantly enhances the throughput of current wireless systems and also has the ability to support a large number of users. Other features of Massive MIMO include simplified user scheduling due to channel hardening, leading to improved spectral efficiency and also resilience to intended/ unintended jamming, which enhances security of the link. However, the challenges in realizing this technology are immense. It requires the development of low cost RF chains for the large number of antennas, low complexity algorithms for optimal decoding of the received symbol vectors, and also efficient schemes for channel estimation, feedback and precoding for the large scale MIMO systems. Further, the problem of pilot contamination arising from pilot reuse due to the extremely large number of users supported by Massive MIMO systems can also lead to a significant degradation of the quality of the channel estimate, which subsequently affects the decoding performance.

This course is especially intended to provide engineers, faculty members of engineering colleges and graduate students pursuing Ph.D. in wireless communications with an in depth technical exposure to 5G Massive MIMO wireless communications. Further, a few interested undergraduate students with good academic record, who would like to further explore the latest research in current wireless systems, can also be accommodated. The modular approach will provide the participants with a comprehensive treatment of the theory behind Massive MIMO such as channel hardening, capacity, spatial modulation, low complexity decoding, pilot contamination etc. including such as space-time coding, beamforming and others. All the classes will be conducted in “classroom” style towards building up the various theoretical aspects beginning with the fundamentals, together with problem solving sessions to further enhance and consolidate understanding. Also, an interactive MATLAB/ SIMULINK module will introduce the participants to the practical implementation and simulation aspects of such systems, especially from the perspective of conducting research in Massive MIMO.

Registration for the short course is now CLOSED.

Accommodation allotment list for the course participants   [PDF]

The Final List of participants as on 19.01.2017.

Information Document for Participants

Target Audience

  • Ph.D scholars pursuing research in Wireless Technologies
  • M.Tech/B.Tech students doing thesis/projects in Wireless Technologies
  • ECE/EEE Faculty of Government and Private engineering colleges/universities
  • Engineers from Wireless Industry and R&D Institutions

The course flyer can be downloaded from here        [PDF]