389.233 Physically consistent modelling of wireless communication systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work independently with current given literature in the research field of physically consistent modeling in wireless communication systems.


Subject of course

This seminar is offered in the current winter term 2023W by guest professor Josef Nossek jointly with Markus Rupp and Christoph Mecklenbräuker.

Firstly basic methods for physically consistent modelling will be presented by the lecturer. Thereafter the students are to present a recent topic in this field.

It is the purpose of this seminar to discuss a framework that allows the correct assessment of the energy flow in a communication system and thereby enables an information theoretic analysis and optimization that is consistent with the underlying physics.  With circuit theoretic channel models the potential performance of multi-antenna communication systems incorporating reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) will be analyzed and surprising results and insights will be revealed. 

Teaching methods

We will apply classical methods of circuit theory, and signal processing as well as the basics of electromagnetics and information theory.The overall connection of these different fields constitutes a basis for the correct description of energy flows in wireless communication systems

Mode of examination


Additional information


Oct. 11, 12, 13, 2023 in seminar room CG0402 at 3pm-5pm

Nov. 16, 2023 in seminar room CG0402 at 4pm-6pm

Nov. 17, 2023 in seminar room CG0118 at 4pm-6pm

and 2-3 more dates in January 2024 (to be announced).  Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

The presentation of the student is the basis for grading

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
710 FW Elective Courses - Electrical Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The participants of this seminar should be familiar with wireless communication systems as well as with basic circuit theory.