MSc in Electrical Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||WIRELESS COMPUTER NETWORKS|
|Course Unit Code||AEEE565|
|Course Unit Details||PhD Computer Science (Postgraduate level courses) - MSc Electrical Engineering (Technical Electives) - PhD Electrical Engineering (Postgraduate level courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
Introduction to Wireless/Mobile Computer Networks: Applications of wireless/mobile. Signal propagation (path loss, multi-path propagation, shadow fading). Signal important quantities (SNR, SIR, C/I, Eb, No).
Telecommunications Systems: Principles of cellular networks. Cellular network organization. Operation of cellular systems. Mobile radio propagation effects. Handover. Power control. Traffic Engineering. System architectures of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 4G and beyond.
Wireless LAN: Infrastructure and ad-hoc networks. IEEE 802.11: System architecture, Protocol architecture, Standards (802.11b/g/n and newer developments).
IEEE 802.15 (WPAN – Wireless Personal Area Networks): IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth - User scenarios, Architecture). IEEE 802.15.4 (Low-rate WPAN – ZigBee protocol).
Wireless Sensor networks: Wireless sensor network applications and scenarios. Wireless sensor network design requirements: System requirements, device requirements. Routing techniques in wireless sensor networks.
Mobile Network Layer -
Mobile ad-hoc networks: Routing, Destination sequence distance vector. Dynamic source routing. Least interference routing. Overview ad-hoc routing protocols.
Mobile Transport Layer: Classical TCP improvements. TCP over 2.5/3G wireless networks. Performance enhancing proxies.
Broadband Wireless Access Standards: IEEE 802.16 – WiMAX: System architecture. Protocol architecture. Services.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Students are taught the course through lectures by means of computer presentations. Lectures are integrated by invited talks from experts from industry. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks.
Guided individual and/or group project and assignments are given to develop practical skills while integrating the course theory. Further research literature search is encouraged by assigning students to identify a specific problem related to some possible open research issues, gather relevant scientific information about how others have addressed the problem and report this information in written and/or orally.Lectures are supplemented with supervised and/or unsupervised computer laboratory. Laboratories include demonstrations of taught concepts and experimentation by means of computer simulations and/or packet analysis software.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|