Wireless computer networks

Semestr: Winter

Range: 2+2c


Credits: 4

Programme type: Undefined

Study form: Fulltime

Course language:



wireless channel, topology formation, routing mechanisms, middleware, security

Course syllabus:

L01E: Decibels; Power; Gain; Computation of FSPL; Electromagnetic wave propagation.

L02E: Antennas; Antenna definition; Antenna gain; Antenna polarization; Different antenna types, their polarizations and radiation patterns (ideal antenna, ideal dipole, horn antenna, microstrip antenna, spiral antenna, fractal antenna, Yagi-Uda, patch antenna, parabolic antennas).

L03E: Antenna arrays; Electromagnetic spectrum; Phenomena of electromagnetic waves (reflection, refraction, scatter, the wave energy); Definition of communication channel (S, T, F, C); Distribution of communication channels (SDMA, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA); Allocation of communication channels (uplink, downlink, energy); Analogue modulation techniques (AM, FM, PM); Digital modulation techniques (ASK, PSK, FSK, BASK, QASK, BPSK, QPSK, BFSK, QFSK).

L04E: Spectral frequency allocation (FHSS, DSSS - MacGyver double piano, OFDM); Access to a shared channel (Aloha, Slotted Aloha, CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA; MACAW; deterministic; BTMA=Busy Tone Multiple Access, 802.11); Collisions and problems (hidden node, exposed node); Network types (ad-hoc, infrastructure, mobilni, hybrid, etc.); Localisation (GPS, sector antennas, Delaunay).

L05E: Addressing (flat, hierarchical (IP, GPS, clustering); Real address versus virtual address; Clustering and tree addressing; Topology control; Routing (reactive, proactive); Examples of routing protocols: Static, Flood, DSDV (proactive), AODV (reactive), Cluster routing, DFR (Direction Forwarding Routing); Layer 3 problems (Mobile IP, Mobile TCP); Mobile TCP flavours: segment loss = congestion, mobility, error, spatiality; TCP piggybacking; TCP hop2hop; TCP end2end; Adaptive delayed TCP; TCP proxy; TCP dynaimic adaptive (ACK to n packets, n variable); NACK TCP; Split TCP (the same as TCP proxy); Collision crosslayer signalling; Header compression and supression

L06E: Piconets; Scatternets; Bloototh Stack; 802.15.4; ZigBee Stack.

L07E: Mobile networks: MANET and VANET; Wifi - see attached document.

L08E: Wifi (cont.)

L09E: Wifi (cont.)

L10E: WiMax, LTE, Optical networks (Ronja, LASER, MASER, IRASER).

L11E: Security devices for shops (electromagnetic, heat detection, magneto-acoustic, RFID). Review. Questions.

Seminar syllabus:

Measurements of wireless networks parameters
Configuration of wireless devices


Constantine A. Balanis - Antenna Theory - Analysis and Design, Third Edition (1071 pag)
Jan Beutel - Design and Deployment of Wireless Networked Embedded Systems (184 pag)
Sophocles J. Orfanidis - Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas (429 pag)
Andrew S. Tanenbaum - Computer Networks 4th Edition (912 pag)
C. Siva Ram Murthy, B. S. Manoj - Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks - Architectures and Protocols (441 pag)
Azzedine Boukerche - Algorithma and Protocols for Wireless and Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (506 pag)
Dorothea Wagner, Roger Wattenhofer - Algorithms for Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks - Advanced Lectures (415 pag)
Ramin Hekmat - Ad-hoc Networks: Fundamental Properties and Network Topologies (154 pag)
Standard IEEE 802.15.1a
Standard IEEE 802.15.4
Standard IEEE 802.11