RF Equipment for Wireless Networks


  • PLEASE NOTE! The last (3rd) exam will be organized already in the Summer 13.6.2018!
    (updated 29.3.2018)
  • Remember that there are no more exercises this week!
    (updated 20.2.2018)
  • The sign-up sheets for the project work will be removed on Monday afternoon 5.2. so be sure to sign-up before that!
    (updated 2.2.2018)
  • PLEASE NOTE! The mandatory project work info is now published. See Project work for more info.
    (updated 24.1.2018)
  • Exercises will start already on the first week (as mentioned in POP), i.e. on Friday 12.1.2018.
    (updated 9.1.2018)
  • The course will be organized in period III on the 2017-2018 academic year. Lectures will start 9.1.2018. (updated 7.6.2017)
  • This is the official channel for the announcements of the course.

Course objectives

  • The goal of the course is to familiarize students to radio frequency (RF) equipment and network configuration needed in mobile networks. In addition, attention is paid on advanced mobile communication systems and on their impact on network hardware configuration.

Contents of the course

  • Noise
  • Receiver and transmitter architectures
  • RF system components
  • Antennas
  • Diversity
  • Multi-antenna systems and configurations

Time and Place

  • Lectures: Tuesdays 9–12 in TB220 on Period III.
  • Exercises: Fridays 8–11 in SB202 OR Fridays 12–15 in SB202 starting on 12.1.2018.
  • Lectured in English.

Requirements for 3 cr

  • Exam dates: 1st 26.2.2018 and 2nd 10.4.2018. The 3rd exam will be organized 13.6.2018.
  • Registration through POP. The results will appear in POP. Exam dates might be updated later, check it carefully with sign-up.
  • Project work: indoor diversity measurements. Obligatory!
  • Remember, KAIKU-feedback is obligatory.


  • ELT-41206 Basic course on Wireless Communications – obligatory
  • ELT-41306 Communication Theory – recommended


  • Lecture notes, exercises.
  • Literature:
    • S.R. Saunders, "Antennas and propagation for wireless communication systems"
      (Chapters 4 and 15–18)
    • A. Molisch – Wireless Communications (Chapters 9, 13 and 20)


  • Course organization and lectures:
    Ari Asp, ari.asp (at) tut.fi, TD410.

  • Course assistant: exercises, project work
    Joonas Säe, joonas.sae (at) tut.fi, TD405.

  • Course assistant: exercises
    Ritayan Biswas, ritayan.biswas (at) tut.fi, TD306.