192620010 Mobile & Wireless Networking

M&WN: DACS Geert Heijenk Slides Schedule Contents

News

14/10/2014

No lecture on 16/10: The back-up timeslot on October 16 will not be used.

25/9/2014

Schedule: The schedule has been changed. The guest lecturer has been moved to October 23, on September 30, the will be a regular lecture, and October 16 is now a back-up slot.

16/9/2014

Guest lecturer: On September 30 October 23, we will have a guest lecture by Gert-Jan van Lieshout, Samsung Research.

16/9/2014

Exam: The exam on October 30, 2014 has been moved to the afternoon.

4/9/2014

Reader: The reader for Mobile & Wireless Networking has been printed, and is available.

27/8/2014

Welcome: Welcome to the website of the course Mobile & Wireless Networking. The first lecture will be given on September 2, 2014.

2014 Overview

Lecturer

Schedule

Period 1A: 01/09/2014 to 07/11/2014

Standard lecture hours:

Tuesday, 13:45 - 15:30
Thursday, 10.45 - 12.30

Start date: September 2, 2014

The total number of lectures for this course is 10 + 1 or 2 guest lectures.

Slides

Slides used during the lectures can be found here.

Examination

Thursday October 30, 2014
8:45-11:45

Closed Book
You may take the lecture slides and 2 double sided sheets of notes (made by you, any font size/density!) with you.

Old examinations can be found here: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014.

Textbook

"Mobile Communications" by Jochen H. Schiller, 2nd edition, 492 pages, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0-321-12381-6.
The course covers selected chapters of the book (see contents).

Reader

Extra material consists of selected sections of other books and articles. These are made available in a reader. In the 2014 reader, the article in part 8 has been replaced by another one compared to the 2013 version.

Background reading

Below (see contents) some articles are indicated as recommended reading. They are not compulsary material for the examination. Further, the following texts can help to increase your understanding of the course material, and provide more details on the topics discussed in the course.

  • "Wireless Communications and Networking" by Vijay K. Garg, Morgan Kaufmann, 2007, ISBN 978-0-12-373580-5.

TopDetailed schedule

Lecture Week Day Date Time Topic Remarks Slides
1 36
Tue Sep 2
6/7 Introduction &
Wireless Transmission

lecture 1
2 36
Thu Sep 4
3/4 Wireless Transmission
lecture 2
3 37
Tue Sep 9
6/7 Medium Access Control
lecture 3
4 38
Tue Sep 16
6/7 Cellular concepts &
Dealing with Mobility

lecture 4
5 38
Thu
Sep 18
3/4 Cellular Systems (UMTS / LTE)
lecture 5
6 39
Tue
Sep 23
6/7 Cellular Systems (UMTS / LTE) &
Other Systems

lecture 6
7 40
Tue
Sep 30
6/7 Wireless LAN
lecture 7
8 41
Tue
Oct 7
6/7 Bluetooth & Zigbee
lecture 8
9 42
Tue
Oct 14
6/7 Mobile IP
lecture 9
10 43
Tue
Oct 21
6/7
Mobile Transport Layer &
Ad-hoc Networks

lecture 10
11 43
Thu
Oct 23
3/4
3GPP Telecommunication Systems:
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Gert-Jan van Lieshout
(Samsung Research)
lecture 11
Exam 44 Thu Oct 30
pm
Re-exam 5
Thu Jan 29
pm

TopContents

Topic Description Material
Introduction History, Current Wireless Technologies, Trends
Wireless Transmission Basic physical layer aspects, e.g., propagation, multiplexing, modulation, spread spectrum, OFDM
  • Schiller: Chapter 2 (excl. 2.8)
  • Reader: Part 1, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Medium Access Control MAC layer essentials, e.g. hidden terminals, medium access, random access protocols, CDMA, hybrid ARQ
  • Schiller: Chapter 3
  • Reader: Part 2, Hybrid automatic repeat request
Cellular Concepts Basic principles of cellular systems, e.g., cell layout, interference
  • Schiller: Section 2.8
  • Reader: Part 3, Cellular Concepts
Dealing with Mobility Handover, mobility management
  • Reader: Part 4, Handover & Mobility Management
Cellular Systems (UMTS / LTE) Operation of radio access network and core network of cellular systems, mainly UMTS and LTE
  • Schiller: Section 4.4
  • Reader: Part 5, Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
Other systems Brief overview of other wireless systems such as DECT, TETRA, Satellite, DVB.
  • Optional: Schiller: Section 4.2, 4.3 and Chapter 5, 6.
Wireless LAN Operation of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN, incl. CSMA/CA, RTS/CTS, power management, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11e
Bluetooth & Zigbee Overview of operation of low-power wireless systems based on IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth) and IEEE 802.15.4 (Zigbee)
  • Schiller: Section 7.5
  • Optional: Wikipedia: "Bluetooth"
  • Reader: Part 7, IEEE 802.15.4  (Zigbee)
Mobile IP Mobile IP, Hierarchical Mobile IPv6, Fast Handovers for Mobile IPv6
  • Schiller: Section 8.1
Mobile Transport Layer Problems with TCP over Wireless, Improvements: e.g., Indirect TCP, Snoop TCP, Mobile TCP, TCP over 3G
  • Schiller: Chapter 9
Ad-hoc Networks Basics of Ad-hoc networks, Ad-hoc Routing, e.g. DSR, AODV
  • Schiller: Section 8.3
  • Reader: Part 8, Ad Hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV)

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