CS718 : Wireless Networks

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Course Info

Course Category

Computer Science/Information Technology

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Credit Hours





Dr. Ghalib A. Shah
Ph.D Computer Engineering
Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Course Contents

Introduction to Wireless Networks, Wireless Transmission, Introduction to Wireless Communication, Error Detecting and Correcting Techniques, Multiple Access Techniques, CSMA and Spread Spectrum, Evolution of Wireless Networks, Fundamentals of Cellular Concepts, Analog Mobile Phone System, Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), GPRS: General Packet Radio Service, CDMA One / IS-95, Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE), WCDMA/UMTS, CDMA 2000, Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11 Overview, Protocols, Architecture, Services , MAC Protocol, Problems with DCF, RTC/CTS Protocol, PCF, MAC Frames, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Overview, Ad Hoc vs. Cellular Networks, Application, etc., 802.11 Security, Flaws, Wep Protocol, Limitation of QoS in IEEE 802.11, Introduction to Wireless Mesh Networks, MAC Layer in WMN, Network Layer in WMN, TCP for Wireless Networks, Variants, Schemes etc., Sensor Networks, Components etc., MAC Protocols in WSN etc., Routing Protocols in WSN etc., Transport Protocols, CODA, ESRT etc., WSN based Networks, Issues and Challenges, Introduction to WPAN, Standards etc., Bluetooth Security, Standards, 802.15.3, HS WPAN, ZigBee, WiMax, 4G Issues