ECE 60022 - Wireless Communication Networks

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

Communications, Networking, Signal & Image Processing

Counts as:

Normally Offered: Spring - even years

ECE 54700 or consent of instructor

Catalog Description:
This course will cover fundamental concepts in mobile wireless systems such as propagation and fading, cellular systems, channel assignment, power control, handoff, mobility management. It will also cover system and standards issues including second-generation circuit switched and third-generation packet switched networks, wireless LANs, mobile IP, and ad hoc networks. Besides providing an overview of current technologies, the emphasis on the course will be to identify the challenges that face the engineers of wireless communications networks.

Required Text(s):
  1. Mobile Wireless Communications, Mischa Schwartz, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN No. 0-521-84347-2.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Lecture Outline:

Week(s) Major Topics
1 Historic Milestones and Current Wireless Networks
2 Understanding the Wireless Communication Channel
3 Concept of Cellular Communications, Handoff, and Location Management
4-5 Channel Allocation Techniques
6 Modulation and Multiple Access Techniques (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA)
7 Power Control for CDMA Networks
8 Case Studies of 2G Systems (GSM and IS-95)
9-10 3G Systems (Opportunistic Scheduling and Dynamic Resource Allocation
11 Mobile IP
12 Wireless LANs (e.g. 802.11, Bluetooth, etc.)
13-15 Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (Routing, Scheduling, Capacity-Delay Tradeoff and Cross-Layer Design)