CMPS 5213: Wireless Computer Communications and Networks

Spring semester 2015

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Webpage: cs.mwsu.edu/~passos
Office Hours: M    1:00 - 5:00 pm
  W    8:00 - 11:00 am
  R     2:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Hours: MW   5:00 pm - BO 320

Course Description:

Study of hardware and software used in wireless data communication systems, including signal encoding, error detection, cellular networks, transmission techniques and mobile devices. Also discussed in this class is the development of “web pages” for cell phones using wireless markup language.

Text book: Wireless Communications and Networks, by W. Stallings, 2nd edition.

Lecture Notes:

CMPS 5213 part 1

CMPS 5213 part 2

CMPS 5213 part 3

Agenda:

January     February     March     April     May     Grading


January


Jan   

21-

Transmission fundamentals – signals, filters, time and frequency analysis

Ch. 2

Jan   

26-

Transmission fundamentals – decibels, media

 

Jan   

28-

Switching

Ch. 3


February


Feb   

2-

ATM - QoS

 

Feb

4-

TCP/IP

 

Feb   

9-

TCP/IP

Ch. 4

Feb   

11-

Antennas - propagation

 

Feb   

16-

Antennas - propagation

Ch. 5

 

 

Assignment # 1

 

Feb   

18-

Transmission problems – noise, attenuation, etc.

 

Feb   

23-

Fading

 

 

 

Assignment # 2

 

Feb   

25-

Signal encoding

Ch. 6


March


Mar 

2-

Modulation

 

 

 

Assignment # 3

 

Mar 

4-

Spread spectrum – frequency hopping

Ch. 7

Mar 

9-

Spread spectrum – direct sequence

 

Mar

11-

CDMA

 

Mar

16-

Spring Break

 

Mar

18-

Spring Break

 

Mar

23-

Error control

 

Mar

25-

Test # 1

Ch. 8

Mar

30-

Error control

 

 

 

Project assignment

 

 

 

Assignment # 4

 


April


Apr

1-

Satellite fundamentals

Ch. 9

Apr

6-

Cellular networks

Ch. 10

Apr

8-

Cellular networks

 

 

 

Assignment # 5

 

Apr 

13-

Cellular networks

 

Apr 

15-

First and second generations

 

 

 

Assignment # 6

 

Apr 

20-

GSM - CDMA

 

Apr 

22-

3rd generation

 

Apr 

27-

Mobile IP

Ch. 12

Apr 

29-

Test # 2

 


May


May 

4-

4th generation

 

May 

6-

IEEE 802.11

Ch. 14

May

12-

Finals (Tuesday, 5:45 pm)

 


Grading


Tests: 20 % (each)
Final Exam: 20 %
Assignments: 15 %
Project: 20 %
Class Participation: 5 %
 


E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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