CSE574S: Wireless and Mobile Networking (Spring 2010)

Course Description:
First course in wireless networking providing a comprehensive treatment of wireless data and telecommunication networks. Topics include Wireless Networking Trends, Key Wireless Physical Layer Concepts, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wireless Personal Area Networks, WiMAX (Physical layer, Media access control, Mobility and Networking), IEEE 802.22 Wireless Regional Area Networks, IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover, Wireless Cellular Networks: 1G and 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and 4G, Mobile IPv4, Mobile IPv6, TCP over Wireless Networks, Ad Hoc Networks - Issues and Routing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Mesh and Multi-Hop Relay Networks, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

Prerequisite: CSE 473 (Introduction to Computer Networks) or permission of the instructor

Instructor: Prof. Raj Jain, jain@cse.wustl.edu
Office: Bryan 523
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00AM-Noon

Teaching Assistant: Subharthi Paul, spaul@wustl.edu, 314-629-0101, Office: Jolly 509, Office Hours: Thursdays:12:00-1:00PM in Jolly 509, Sundays: 5:00-6:00PM in Bryan 516

Location: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00PM to 2:30PM in Lopata Room 101.

All question about the homeworks and mid-term exams 1 and 2 grading should be directed to Subharthi.

Audio/Video recordings of lectures from the last two offerings of this course are available: Spring 2008, Spring 2006.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)



1Wednesday1/20/2010Course Overview
2Monday1/25/2010Wireless Networking: Issues and Trends
3Wednesday1/27/2010Wireless Physical Layer Concepts:Part I
4Monday2/1/2010Wireless Physical Layer Concepts:Part II
5Wednesday2/3/2010Wireless Physical Layer Concepts:Part III
6Monday2/8/2010Wireless Local Area Networks: Part I
7Wednesday2/10/2010Wireless Local Area Networks: Part II
8Monday2/15/2010Wireless Local Area Networks: Part II (Cont)
9Wednesday2/17/2010Wireless Personal Area Networks: Part I
10Monday2/22/2010Mid-Term Exam 1
11Wednesday2/24/2010Wireless Personal Area Networks: Part II
12Monday3/1/2010Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks: Part I
13Wednesday3/3/2010Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks: Part II
Wireless Regional Area Networks
Monday3/8/2010Spring Break (No Class)
Wednesday3/10/2010Spring Break (No Class)
14Monday3/15/2010Media Independent Handover
15Wednesday3/17/2010Wireless Cellular Networks: 1G and 2G
Project Guidelines
16Monday3/22/2010Wireless Cellular Networks: 2.5G and 3G
17Wednesday3/24/2010Aeronautical Wireless Networks
18Monday3/29/2010Mobile IP Part I:IPv4
19Wednesday3/31/2010Mid-Term Exam 2
20Monday4/5/2010Mobile IPv6
21Wednesday4/7/2010TCP over Wireless
22Monday4/12/2010 Ad Hoc Networks: Issues and Routing
23Wednesday4/14/2010 Wireless Sensor Networks
24Monday4/19/2010 Wireless Mesh and Multi-Hop Relay Networks
25Wednesday4/21/2010 Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID)
26Monday4/26/2010 Beyond 3G Wireless Technologies: HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, LTE
27Wednesday4/28/2010 Beyond 3G Wireless Technologies (cont): Femtocells, 802.16m, LTE-Advanced
28Monday5/3/2010Final Exam

Student Papers

Mid-Term Exams (Best of 2)30%
Final Exam30%
Class participation5%
Project Reports20%

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