Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-759RW: Wireless Networks




This course introduces fundamental concepts of wireless networks and systems to help students understand any type of wireless application or technology. It covers the theory of wireless propagation and the associated path loss phenomena. The course focuses on understanding the effects of the channel on signal propagation for broadcast and line-of-sight wireless systems. It covers mobile cellular networks and satellite systems in detail. The course explains recent advances in wireless technologies in the context of recent trends, for instance the technologies that are applied in 5G networks. Students will appreciate recent directions such as mmWave propagation, UAV-based cellular networks, distributed antenna systems, etc. Students are assessed through labs, homework, an exam, and a final group project.

Prerequisites: (15441 or 18-345) and (18-391)

Last Modified: 2024-01-19 12:51PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018