EE561 Wireless Networks
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean and Dr. Jennifer McManis
module aims to introduce the students to advanced wireless networks issues.
Goals and Learning Outcomes
Te aim of the module is to introduce the students to advanced network concepts, with emphasis on wireless technologies. The students will be reminded of the OSI and the TCP/IP models. They will be introduced to various wireless and mobile network- technologies and protocols with an emphasis on impact to various layers of the OSI stack. Related to the Physical Layer, issues such as spectrum reuse, encoding and modulation schemes will be presented with exemplification for technologies such as 3G, GSM, EDGE, UMTS. At Datalink Layer theoretical issues will be presented and then exemplified for WiFi (802.11 family), WiMax (802.16 family) and BlueTooth (802.15), UWB. At network layer we will emphasis the infrastructure, ad-hoc and mesh topologies. Routing approaches and handover issues will be included. At Transport Layer novel protocols such as SCTP will be presented along with more established ones such as UDP, TCP, RTP, RTCP. At the Application Layer, multimedia and gaming applications will be discussed in the context of real-time content delivery. Adaptive and non-adaptive content delivery solutions will be presented along with significant issues such as end-user perceived quality, application-level error and congestion control.
Having successfully completed this course, the students
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of networking and wireless networking in particular
- compare different solutions for communications at each network layer
- demonstrate knowledge of protocols used in wireless communications
- demonstrate knowledge of programming for wireless network communications
- perform simulations of wireless networking
PART A - Fundamentals (Dr. Jennifer McManis)
- Physical Layer Issues
- Cellular Networks
- Wireless Networks
PART B - Advanced Issues (Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean)
- Performance of Wireless Data Delivery
- Quality of Service and Mobility Aspects
- Wireless Networking Modelling and Simulations
- Applications: Multimedia Streaming, Gaming, E-commerce
- Wireless Network Programming
Strongly recommended textbooks: (list not complete)
Please see lecture notes.
Lecture 2 - 3 Mar 2009 is available here.
Lecture 3 - 24 Mar 2009 is available here.
Lecture 4 - 7 April 2009 is available here.
Lecture 5 - 14 April 2009 is available here.
The assignment requirements, supporting documents and deadlines are presented through http://moodle.dcu.ie
Authors: Dr. Gabriel-Miro
Muntean and Dr. Jennifer McManis
Latest revision: February 29th, 2009.
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