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Course Name Millimeter Wave Personal Communication System
Course Code 15ECE350
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Indoor propagation modeling: Introduction – Interference – Indoor propagation effects – ITU indoor path loss model – Long distance path loss model – link budget. Millimeter Wave (MMW) characteristics: MMW characteristics – 60 GHz MMW radio:Principle and technology – Channel performance at 60 GHz – Gigabit wireless communications – Development of MMW standards – Coexistence with wireless backhaul.

Unit 2

Review of modulations for MMW communications: PSK – OFDM. MMW transceivers: Transceiver architecture. MMW antennas: Path loss and antenna directivity – Antenna beamwidth – Beamsteering antenna.

Unit 3

MMW MIMO: Spatial diversity of antenna arrays – Multiple antennas – Multiple transceivers – Noise coupling in a MIMO system. Potential benefits of advanced diversity for MMW: Spatial and temporal diversity – Spatial and frequency diversity – Dynamic spatial, Frequency and modulation allocation. Advanced beamsteering and beamforming: The need for beamsteering / beamforming. MMW applications.

Text Books

  1. Kao-Cheng Huang, Zhoacheng Wang, “Millimeter Wave Communication Systems”, Wiley IEEE press, 2011.


  1. John S. Seybold “Introduction to RF propagation,”John Wiley and Sons, 2005.
  2. Chia-Chin Chong, Kiyoshi Hamaguchi, Peter F. M. Smulders and Su-Khiong, “Millimeter – Wave Wireless Communication Systems: Theory and Applications,” Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2007.

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