RF Equipment for Wireless Networks


  • 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.
  • Lectured in English.

Requirements for 3 cr

  • Exam dates: 1st 26.2.2018 and 2nd 10.4.2018. (3rd announced later).
  • 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:
    Joonas Säe, joonas.sae (at) tut.fi, TD405.