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Introduction

Multi-User and Massive MIMO are cutting edge technologies for future 5G wireless networks. The large number of antennas in a Massive MIMO system significantly enhances the throughput of current wireless systems. Further, multi-user MIMO enables supporting 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 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 short course is being organized in the technology hub of Bengaluru to exclusively reach out and provide engineers, faculty members of engineering colleges and B.Tech/M.Tech/Ph.D. Students with an in-depth technical exposure to 5G Multi-User and Massive MIMO wireless communications. The modular approach will provide the participants with a comprehensive treatment of the theory behind Multi-User and Massive MIMO such as precoding, channel hardening, capacity, spatial modulation, low complexity decoding, pilot contamination etc. All the classes will be conducted in “classroom” style beginning with the fundamentals, together with problem solving sessions to further enhance and consolidate understanding. Also, an interactive MATLAB 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.

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]