CS 463/563 EE404/504

Wireless Networking

Spring 2007 - 3 credits


General Information

Instructor

Jeanna Matthews
Office: Science Center 389
Phone: 268-6288
E-mail: jnm@clarkson.edu
Homepage: http://www.clarkson.edu/~jnm

Times

Class Times: MWF 12-12:50 in SC 334 (ITL lab)
Office Hours: TBA

Official Course Description

This course covers fundamental techniques in design and operation of first, second, and third generation wireless cellular networks, including medium access techniques, radio propagation models, error control techniques, handoff, power control, common air protocols (AMPS, IS-95, IS-136, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA,cdma2000, etc.), radio resource and network management. As an example for the future wireless networks, WLAN, WiMAX and Ad hock Sensor Networks are discussed in detail since they are expected to have a large impact on future world. This course is intended for senior level undergraduate or graduate students who have taken a course in computer networks Offered odd springs. Prerequisites: Computer Networks (EE407, CS455, or equivalent.)

Objectives

Teach students the fundamental techniques in the design and operation of wireless networks
Survey the breadth of wirelesss devices and protocols in commercial use today
Expose students to the history and future trends in wireless technologies

Outcomes

Students will understand the fundamental techniques in the design and operation of wireless networks
Students will understand how wireless standards and protocols are developed
Students will be able to describe common air protocols such as IS-95, GSM, cdma2000 etc
Students will complete a project related to wireless networking

Exams

There will be a midterm and final exam in this class.

Tentative Grading Scheme

Tentative Syllabus

Date Lecture Topic Other Notes Assignments
Week 1
Friday
1/12
Introduction Read Stallings Chapter 1 for Monday
Week 2
Mon
1/15
Transmission Fundamentals Stallings Chapter 2
Weds
1/17
Fri
1/19
Week 3
Mon
1/22
Communication Networks Stallings Chapter 3
Weds
1/24
Fri
1/26
Week 4
Mon
1/29
Protocols and the TCP/IP Stack Stallings Chapter 4
Wed
1/31
Fri
2/2
Week 5
Mon
2/5
Antennas and Propogation Stallings Chapter 5
Weds
2/7
Fri
2/9
Week 6
Mon
2/12
FEBRUARY BREAK
Weds
2/14
Signal Encoding Techniques Stallings Chapter 6
Fri
2/16
Week 7
Mon
2/19
Spread Spectrum Stallings Chapter 7
Week 8
Mon
2/26
Coding and Error Control Stallings Chapter 8
Week 9
Mon
3/5
Satellite Communications Stallings Chapter 9
Week 10
Mon
3/12
Cellular Wireless Networks Stallings Chapter 10
Week 11 SPRING BREAK
Week 12
Mon
3/26
Cordless Systems and the Wireless Local Loop Stallings Chapter 11
Week 13
Mon
4/2
Mobile IP and the Wireless Access Protocol Stallings Chapter 12
Week 14
Mon
4/9
Wireless LAN Technology Stallings Chapter 13
Week 15
Mon
4/16
IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard Stallings Chapter 15
Week 16
Mon
4/23
Bluetooth Stallings Chapter 16
Week 17 FINALS WEEK