Wireless Computer Networks

Wireless Computer Networks

Course title
Wireless Computer Networks
Course tag
10035
Semester
5
Course status
Mandatory
ECTS
6
Lectures
30
Practice
30
Independent work
120
Total
180
Teachers and associates
Msc Alberto Teković, Senior Lecturer
Silvio Papić, Lecturer
Nikola Šira, Instructor
The course aims
Understanding air interface and learning basic concepts, architecture and characteristics of modern wireless networks such as GSM, UMTS, LTE, WLAN and Bluetooth.
Content
Lectures: Wireless network introduction, frequency spectrum overview, radio propagation principles and propagation models, diversity techniques, multiple access techniques, modulations, antenna types and parameters, GSM/GPRS and EDGE system, UMTS/ HSPA system, LTE system, Bluetooth system, WLAN system Practicum: frequency channel calculation for different wireless systems, W-dB conversion C/I calculation, Using propagation models to calculate pathloss on the air interface, Field strength calculation, GSM/UMTS/LTE capacity management Laboratory: Using air interface measurement equipment to analyse GSM/UMTS/ LTE and WLAN network quality, Wireless system demonstration in Ericsson/ Vipnet, Air interface monitoring system demonstration in regulatory agency HAKOM, Configuring WLAN network
Literature:
Theodre S. Rappaport, „Wireless communications, Principles and Practice“, Prentice Hall PTR, 1996.
Supplementary literature
Simon R. Saunders, „Antennas and Propagations for wireles communication systems“, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1999
Timo Halonen, JAvier Romero, Juan Melero, „GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Towards 3G/UMTS“, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2003.
Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, „HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS: High Speed Radio Access for Mobile Communications“, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2006.
Harri Holma, Antti Toskala „LTE for UMTS, OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access“, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2009.
Matthew Gast „802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition“, O'Reilly Media, 2005.

Minimum learning outcomes

  1. To define air interface signal propagation basic principles, issues that might occur during the propagation and techniques that help resolving those issues.
  2. To define architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a 2 and 2.5G system (GSM, GPRS and EDGE)
  3. To define architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a 3G, 3.5G and 4G system (UMTS, HSPA and LTE)
  4. To define architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a wireless personal and local networks (Bluetooth and WLAN)
  5. To evaluate wireless network or its possible application in the form of a professional or scientific paper.

Preferred learning outcomes

  1. To explain air interface signal propagation basic principles, issues that might occur during the propagation and techniques that help resolving those issues.
  2. To explain architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a 2 and 2.5G system (GSM, GPRS and EDGE)
  3. To explain architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a 3G, 3.5G and 4G system (UMTS, HSPA and LTE)
  4. To explain architecture, basic concepts and characteristic of a wireless personal and local networks (Bluetooth and WLAN)
  5. To analyse and choose specific wireless network and to propose its possible application in the form of a professional or scientific paper.