Relay based cooperative communication has been adopted in Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 10 i.e., LTE-Advanced as a key technology for future generation commercial wireless communication systems. Cooperative systems have been shown to achieve significantly high communication rates in high speed broadband wireless systems due to their ability to form virtual multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmit and receive arrays.

Cooperative communications is currently a very active area in industry and research, especially with the increasing emphasis on small/ Femto/ Pico cell networks. Several novel protocols such as Amplify and Forward (AF), Decode and Forward (DF), and Selective DF have been proposed for cooperative wireless communication. Further, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology together with Space-Time Block Coding (STBC) can be employed at the nodes to additionally enhance the data rates. This course will provide M.Tech/Ph.D. students, faculty members pursuing research/ thesis and industry participants with the necessary theory and tools to boost their research in Cooperative Wireless systems, through detailed lecture/ tutorial modules together with a comprehensive MATLAB demonstration.

The instructor will be also very happy to interact with the participants and explain the procedure regarding admission to various programs M.S./M.Tech/Ph.D. in IIT Kanpur and also research opportunities available in the EE Department at IIT Kanpur in the area of Next Generation 4G/ 5G wireless communication systems. This is the first short course being organized in the technology hub of Bengaluru to exclusively reach out to interested students at all levels (B.Tech/ M.Tech/ Ph.D), faculty and industry members interested in learning about the latest research in wireless technologies and also regarding admission/ interaction with IIT Kanpur faculty. Participants will be provided with a course completion certificate from IIT Kanpur on completion of the course.

Final list of registered candidates

Registration for the short course is now CLOSED.

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 Engineering colleges/universities
  • Engineers from Wireless Industry and R&D Institutions

The course flyer can be downloaded from here        [PDF]
The course letter can be downloaded from here       [PDF]