Mobile and Wireless Networks


CMPE Degree: This course is Elective for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Elective for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Telecommunications

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Prerequisites: ECE 3076*/3600*

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Basics of mobile and wireless networking. Architectures and communication protocols for wireless sensor networks, wireless local area networks, ad-hoc networks, cellular systems, WiMAX, and Wireless Mesh Networks.


Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze the fundamentals of wireless networking and communications
  2. Design medium access control protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks
  3. Design and analyze routing algorithms for Ad Hoc Networks and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.
  4. Perform the operations of basics of Bluetooth architectures and protocol functionalities
  5. Demonstrate many use cases for the architectural framework of Internet of Things
  6. Analyze the performance the architectural evolution of cellular systems.
  7. Write algorithms for the mobility management (location registration, paging, handovers) algorithms in all generations of cellular systems
  8. Analyze the different access schemes such as TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA, for different generations of cellular systems.
  9. Design future wireless communication systems

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( P ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( M ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( M ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( LN ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( LN ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( P ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( M ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

2Basics of Wireless Communications (Revisited)
3Wireless Local Area Networks (WiFi)
4Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs)
6Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)
7Internet of Things
8Fundamentals of Personal Communication (Cellular) Systems
92G Cellular Systems: GSM, IS-54, IS-95
103G (IMT 2000) Cellular Systems
114G (LTE and LTE-A) Systems
125G Systems
136G Wireless Systems