TLT-6106 Basic Course on Wireless Communications - Fall 2012 implementation




  UMTS Demo



  • Finally also for the 2nd exam, the final grades including all bonuses are now written in POP/ROCK. For details, please have a look on the bonus points table. Apologies for the delay.
  • The final grades including all bonuses are now written in POP/ROCK. For details, please have a look on the bonus points table.
  • The link to the survey for the extra bonus point can be found: here. Key: poslbssurvey
  • The final list of equations for the exam. Only minor changes made. Some very simple or obvious equations were not added, and equations from extra material were not added. Prepare well, and good luck for the exam.
  • The last lecture was about wrap-up of core content, preparations for the exam, and wishing all good for the future. Thank you.
  • Due to independence day, the exercise sessions on Thursday 6.12.2012 are cancelled. There is one additional exercise session on Tuesday 4.12.2012 16-18.
  • Information of the UMTS demo can now be found from here, and the sign-up for the demos is open at POP.
  • Draft version of the list of provided equations in the exam and related additional bonus task available. See the instructions.
  • Referring to the discussion and voting at today's lectures: Monday exercise group is cancelled (almost no support). Thursday 8-10 group added (slightly more support than Friday 14-16)
  • Exercise session on Mondays 12:15-14:00 cancelled / moved to Thursday 8:15-10:00 OR Friday 14:15-16:00. More information in your email.
  • The course kick-off will be 5th September starting at 9:15 at lecture room S2 in the second floor of Sähkötalo. No lectures on August 29th.
  • The exercises start one week after the lectures, i.e. September 10th.


  • General information, such as description, prerequisites, exams, content, and learning outcomes for the course and the 2012 implementation can be found from POP.
  • Common announcements, material, etc. will be announced here.
  • Urgent announcements, cancellations, etc. will be broadcasted through POP mailing list for all the course attendants.


  • To pass the course, all you need to do is to pass the exam.
  • Participation on lectures, exercises etc. is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.
  • To engourage participation in exercises and UMTS Demo, a bonus point is given for active participation. By collecting all bonus points, you are able to improve accepted exam grade 1...4 by one number, as in the tables below.

          Bonus and exam points' table
          Note: Grade 0 can not be improved by bonus points.

Time and Place

  • Lectures:
    Wednesdays at 9:15-12:00 in S2 on Period I.
    Exception: October 10th at TB222
    Wednesdays at 9:15-12:00 in TB224 on Period II.
  • Exercises:
    Tuesdays 14:15-16:00 TC221
    Thursdays 8:15-10:00 TC221
    Thursdays 10:15-12:00 TC221

    Exception: Thursday December 6th cancelled due to independence day, and additional session on Thursday December 4th 16-18.
  • Lectured in English. The Finnish version TLT-6100 with equal content is lectured on periods II-III.
  • No teaching on exam week 42 (October 15th-21st)
    No teaching on exam weeks 50-51 (December 10th-23rd)



  • Course organization and lectures: Tero Isotalo, tero.isotalo (at) tut.fi
  • Visiting lecturer: Dr. Zahidul Bhuiyan
  • Exercises: Jie Zhang, jie.zhang (at) tut.fi
  • Exercises: Shweta Shresta, shweta.shresta (at) tut.fi
  • Exercises and UMTS Demo: Prabhat Man Sainju, prabhat.sainju (at) tut.fi