ECE Course Outline

ECE6610

Wireless Networks (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 6607
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Fundamental concepts of wireless networks.
Textbook(s)
No Textbook Specified.
Topical Outline
1. INTRODUCTION

2. PACKET RADIO NETWORKS
     2.1. The Architecture
     2.2. Centralized Architecture: ALOHANET
     2.3. Distributed Architecture: The AX25 Standard
     2.4. Routing in Multihop Packet Radio Networks
     2.5. RAM Mobile Data Packet Radio (MOBITEX) Network
     2.6. The  Advanced  Radio  Data  Information   Service
          (ARDIS) Network
     2.7. The Cellular Digital Packet Radio (CDPD) Network
     2.8. Trans-European Trunked Radio (TETRA) (ETSI-RES  6)
          Network

3. WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
     3.1. Topologies
     3.2. Wireless Media
     3.3. Transmission Schemes
     3.4. Spread Spectrum LANs
     3.5. Narrowband Microwave LANs
     3.6. Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11
     3.7. Wireless LAN Standard: (High Performance Radio LAN
          (HIPERLAN) (ETSI/RES 10)
     3.8. SUMMARY TABLE OF WIRELESS LANs

4. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
     4.1. FDMA
     4.2. TDMA
     4.3. CDMA
     4.4. FDD and TDD

5. FIRST GENERATION MOBILE SYSTEMS
     5.1. AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System)  (North  America)
     5.2. ETACS (European Total Access Communication  System)  (United 
Kingdom)

6. SECOND GENERATION MOBILE SYSTEMS
     6.1. GSM (Gobal System for Mobile Telecommunication)
     6.2. IS-54 (TDMA Based) and IS-95 (CDMA Based)
     6.3. Digital European Cordless Telecommunication (DECT)
     6.4. CT2 and CT3 (Cordless Telecommunications)

7. THIRD GENERATION MOBILE SYSTEMS
     7.1. Universal Mobile Telecommunication Systems (UMTS)
     7.2. Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunication Systems (FPLMTS)

8. MOBILITY MANAGEMENT in PCS/PCNs.
     8.1. Mobility
     8.2. PCS/PCN Architecture
     8.3. IS-41 Preliminaries
     8.4. GSM
     8.5. Location Update and Paging
     8.6. Location Registration

9. MULTI-TIER WIRELESS NETWORKS

10. PERSONAL ACCESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (PACS) (Precursors:
    Personal Handyphone System (PHS) and Wireless Access 
    Communication System (WACS))

11. WIRELESS ATM NETWORKS 

12. SATELLITE ATM NETWORKS