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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6610 Course Syllabus

ECE6610

Wireless Networks (3-0-3)


Technical Interest
Group
Telecommunications

Prerequisites
ECE 6607

Corequisites
None

Catalog Description
Fundamental concepts of wireless networks.

Textbook(s)
No Textbook Specified.

Strategic
Performance
Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.


Topical Outline
1.	INTRODUCTION
2.	WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
	a.	Topologies
	b.	Hidden and exposed terminal problems
	c.	RTS-CTS mechanisms, MACA, MACAW
	d.	CSMA/CA
	e.	IEEE 802.11 DCF and PCF 
	f.	Power and rate control; Emerging technologies 
	g.	Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11
	h.	SUMMARY TABLE OF WIRELESS LANs
3.	CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES
	a.	FDMA, TDMA, CDMA
	b.	FDD & TDD
	c.	OFDMA
	d.	First to Fifth generations
4.	NETWORK PROTOCOLS
	a.	Mobile IP
	b.	Wireless TCP
	c.	Location Registration, Update and Paging
5.	NETWORK SIMULATOR
	a.	ns3 network simulator
	b.	Architecture, configuration, and simulations
6.	WIRELESS AD-HOC NETWORKS
	a.	Infrastructure-less wireless networks
	b.	IEEE 802.11 IBSS
	c.	Routing protocols
	d.	Other protocol layers
7.	SENSOR NETWORKS/INTERNET OF THINGS
	a.	Device architecture
	b.	Network protocols and algorithms
	c.	Power/energy savings
8.	ADVANCED WIRELESS TOPICS
	a.	Brain-computer communication
	b.	Wireless infrastructure mobility
	c.	Molecular communication
	d.	Wireless Security