ECE Course Outline
Mobile and Wireless Networks (3-0-3)
- ECE 3076*/3600** Prerequisites indicated with an asterisk may be taken concurrently with ECE4607
- Catalog Description
- Basics of mobile and wireless networking. Architectures and communication protocols for wireless sensor networks, wireless local area networks, ad-hoc networks, cellular systems, WiMAX, and Wireless Mesh Networks.
- No Textbook Specified.
- Topical Outline
Wireless Sensor Networks * Network Architecture, Applications, Factors Influencing Network Design * Application Layer Framework, Transport Layer Solutions * Routing Algorithms, Medium Access Control Schemes, Error Control Ad Hoc Networks * Topologies and Characteristics, Routing Algorithms * Proactive and Reactive Routing Protocols Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) * Reference Architecture, Protocol Architecture * Family of Wireless LAN Standards and Details (IEEE 802.11; a;b;d;e;f;g;h;I;n) * Physical Layer Functions, CSMA and its Problems for WiLANS, MAC Layer Solutions Wireless Personal Area Networks (Bluetooth) Mobile IP * Agent Discovery/Advertising Care-of Addresses * Registration, Tunneling (Encapsulation), Triangle Routing, Optimized Routing First Generation Personal Communication Systems (AMPS) * Cellular Concept, Frequency Reuse, Interference * Cell Capacity, Cell Splitting, Cell Sectoring * Mobility Management, Handovers Second Generation Personal Communication Systems * GSM Overview and Architecture, GSM Channels * IS 54 (TDMA Based) and IS 95 (CDMA Based) Architecture and Details 2.5 Generation Wireless Systems (GPRS) * Reference Architecture, Devices and Terminal Types * Location Management and Handoffs in GPRS * Short Messages Services (SMS) Third Generation Wireless Systems * IMT-2000 (International Mobile Telephone) * UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone Systems) * Evolution from 2G to 3G; Differences WiMAX * Motivation, Architecture * IEEE 802.16 Standard * Future and Research Challenges Wireless Mesh Networks * Architecture (Mesh Clients, Mesh Routers), WMNs vs Ad Hoc Networks (Differences) * Application Scenarios, Critical Factors Influencing Network Design * Physical Layer Solutions, Existing MAC Solutions, Routing Protocols, Research Challenges * IEEE Standard Activities and their Status
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