Wireless Networking

CS 498/598 Introduction to Wireless Network Protocols --- Spring 2017

Suresh Singh
office: FAB 120-16
e-mail: singh@cs.pdx.edu
phone: 503-725-5402
homepage: http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~singh/
office hours: TuTh 11 -12 pm
class time and location: TuTh 12-1:30pm, Lincoln Hall 249
Textbook Lecture Notes by Instructor.
Schedule of the course. It might be updated during the course. Check it regularly.
Projects, deadlines and procedures.
Exams and Grading Policy
There are two (2) exams, both are open book. There are four (4) written assignments and one (1) project.
CS 498 students and CS 598 students will be graded separately. The basis for your grade is as follows: Each exam 25%, Homework 25% and Project 25%.
Summary of Topics Covered

Part 1: Understand the wireless spectrum; historical timeline of wireless development; evolution of standards; introduction to MAC (Medium Access control) protocols that use fixed allocation – TDMA, FDMA and CDMA. Study Random access protocols such as ALOHA; introduce the CSMA family of protocols; detailed discussion of CSMA/CA and CSMA/CD; in-depth study of IEEE 802.11 a/b/g protocols; Overview of Bluetooth

Part 2: Introduce physical layer issues that affect communications; path loss models for signal propagation; sources and impact of interference; rate adaptation to optimize communications; OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex), MIMO overview; Fourier transforms

Part 3: Mobile Computing examples; Using capabilities of mobile devices to build novel applications

Part 4: Introduction to 3G and 4G cellular systems


Contact: singh@cs.pdx.edu
Last update: March 30, 2017.