EE 598Q - Topics in Wireless Networking
Spring 2004

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Tentative Course Information:
Instructor: Dr. Martin Haenggi
274 Fitzpatrick
631-6103 /
Class Hours: TH 02:00 - 03:15   DeBartolo 119
Textbook: No required text. Course materials and papers will be available.
Prerequisite: some background in networking (e.g., EE 456 (Data Networks))
Suggested reading:
Syllabus: After reviewing the characteristics of the wireless channel, we
discuss current cellular and local area wireless networks (GSM,
IS-95, UMTS, 802.11, 802.15, HiperLAN, HomeRF, Bluetooth) to gain
insight into their architectures and protocols.  The second part of
the course covers wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, addressing
the challenges and proposed solutions, with an emphasis on modeling
and cross-layer protocol design aspects.  In the third part, we will
discuss emerging wireless technologies such as ultra-wideband,
software-defined radio, virtual antenna arrays, and cognitive radio
techniques and their use in future wireless networks.
Projects: Presentations and one research project. Topics will depend on the students' interests.
Exams: Final exam (oral)
Grading: Homework: 10%
Discussions in classroom: 20%
Presentations: 20%
Project: 30%
Final: 20%
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M. Haenggi, 12-12-03. Last change 01-19-03.