RF Equipment for Wireless Networks


  • Exercises will start on the second week (although POP shows exercises already to the first week), i.e. on Friday 18.1.2019. (updated 13.7.2018)
  • The course will be organized in period III on the 2018-2019 academic year. Lectures will start 8.1.2019. (updated 13.7.2018)
  • 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 TC133 on Period III.
  • Exercises: Fridays 9–12 in A119 OR Fridays 14–17 in A119 starting on 18.1.2019.
  • Lectured in English.

Requirements for 3 cr

  • Exam dates: 1st 26.2.2019 and 2nd 15.4.2018. Information about the 3rd exam will be 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: exercises, project work
    Joonas Säe, joonas.sae (at) tut.fi, TD405.

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