Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications for Fifth Generation (5G)

Video description


11 Hours of Video Instruction


This course covers the fundamental communications, circuits, antennas, and propagation issues surrounding emerging 60 GHz wireless LAN and cellular/backhaul applications. The course is developed and delivered by Prof. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, a pioneering researcher and educator in millimeter wave wireless communications, wireless systems, and radio propagation, and closely follows the newest textbook, Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications, on the subject.


In this video training, Professor Rappaport starts by providing an overview to the basics in ultrawideband digital communications. He then introduces topics such as MmWave Propagation, ray tracing, Channel Models, and Antennas. He ends the first section with a discussion on RF and Analog Circuits and Systems for mmWave transceivers. In the second section, Professor Rappaport covers Ultrawideband Baseband circuits, Beamforming, Networking, and device discovery. He describes Modulation, Coding and Relay approaches for mmWave wireless. Finally, he ends the program with a discussion of current 60 GHz mmWave wireless LAN standards.

About the Instructor

Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine.

Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world’s first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Earlier, he founded two of the world’s largest academic wireless research centers: The Wireless Networking and
Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@ at Virginia Tech, in
1990. Rappaport is a pioneer in radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding of new multi-Gigabit per second products and applications, mmWave signal propagation, analog and digital circuit design, mmWave antenna designs, and current and emerging wireless standards.
  • Discussion of comprehensive mmWave wireless design issues for 60 GHz and other mmWave bands, from channel to antenna to receiver, introducing emerging design techniques that will be invaluable for research engineers in both industry and academia.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Engineers looking for fundamental coverage of the future of mmWave wireless communications systems.

Course Requirements

  • Familiarity with, and basic understanding of, mmWave wireless communications systems.
  • Some exposure to principles in digital communications and signal processing at the undergraduate level.

Table of Contents

Day 1: Prerequisites and Fundamentals
1.1 MmWave promise and applications- a new frontier
1.2 Basics in Ultrawideband digital communications: ultrawideband signaling, modulation, coding, equalization and MIMO communications
1.3 MmWave Propagation, ray tracing, Channel Models, and Antennas
1.4 RF and Analog Circuits and Systems for mmWave transceivers

Day 2: MmWave Design and Applications
2.1 Ultrawideband Baseband circuits: A/D and D/A
2.2 Beamforming, Networking and device discovery
2.3 Modulation, Coding and Relay approaches for mmWave wireless
2.4 Current 60 GHz mmWave wireless LAN standards

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Product information

  • Title: Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications for Fifth Generation (5G)
  • Author(s): Theodore Rappaport
  • Release date: February 2019
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0135474590