Wireless networks have gone through an unprecedented growth in the past few years, and will continue to play an indispensable role in future data communication. The rapid advances in miniaturization of computing machinery and ”untethered” communication technology, together with the visionary demands for ubiquitous access to information, have introduced new constraints and new opportunities in many traditional areas of computer science. In this course, you will learn fundamentals in wireless networks ranging from physical layer to application layer. Through class lectures, paper reading, and presentation, you will gain a broad understanding of the current technology and research efforts in wireless networking, as well as further developing skill for oral presentation and writing research critiques. In addition, students are expected to accomplish a well-defined research project in a group obtain experience in designing and evaluating protocols and/or techniques for wireless networks. This is a graduate course. So I expect you to be motivated, eager to learn, and willing to work hard to make up for any deficiencies you may have. After attending this course, I expect you to be able to: • Understand the main ideas behind some of the current innovations in networking
• Become familiar with the current research topics in modern communication techniques. multimedia, p2p system and Wireless sensor/mesh networks
•Become familiar with the current research topics in modern communication techniques.
Wireless communication Fundamentals
• Physical layer (signal propagation, multiplexing, modulation)
• Medium access control
• Wireless Personal Area networks(WPANS), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks(WMAN), Cellular Networks(CN).
• Ultra Wide Band (UWB) wireless communication standards and system design
• Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communications
• Mobile IP
• TCP over wireless Networks
• Wireless applications
• Wireless network security
• Ad hoc networks: Issues and Routing
• Energy Management in ad hoc wireless networks
• Required textbook of this course:
• Mobile Communications by Jochen Schiller, Addison-Wesley
• Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet
• 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide by Matthew Gast
• Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice by Theodore S. Rappaport, Prentice Hall
• Fundamentals of Multimedia, by Z.-N. Li and M.S. Drew, Prentice-Hall, 2004.
• Wireless Communications & Networks by William Stallings, 1st Ed., Prentice Hall, 2002. This book focuses more on physical and lower layer issues, and provides a reasonable background for those subjects.
• Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach, Feng Zhao and Leonidas Guibas,
• Many of the readings in this course are from online conference proceedings and journals.