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|Class Time:||TR, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm|
|Office Hours:||By Appointment|
The field of wireless networking has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. The purpose of this course is to introduce this field to students (COMP 431 is a prerequisite for this course). The Fall 2015 offering is specifically designed to serve three purposes:
- Provide sufficient background for understanding fundamental issues in wireless networks,
- Familiarize with the latest research in wireless networks, and
- Use hands-on projects involving wireless technologies and/or mobile devices, to explore open problems in this field.
The course will include:
- Lectures on the core background material;
- Paper review and presentations (focused mainly on Physical layer, MAC protocols, Measurements techniques, Cross-layer design); and
- Semester-long projects investigating open issues in wireless networks and mobile communication.
The first part of the course (background topics) will discuss how a wireless transmission impacts and guides mechanisms in several different layers of the protocol stack. These will include:
- History of different types of wireless technologies
- Cellular Systems, Satellite Systems, Broadcast Systems, Wireless LANs
- Physical characteristics of wireless transmission (including signals, antennas, multiplexing, modulation, interference, spread spectrum, frequency planning)
- Medium Access Control
- Coordinated access (TDMA-based, CDMA-based, …)
- Random Access (802.11)
- Mobile network layer issues
- Mobile IP
- Ad-hoc routing
- Transport layer issues in mobile networks
- Wireless TCP