CS 6910: Pervasive Computing—Spring 2007

Course Outline

Prof. Leszek Lilien

Department of Computer Science

Western Michigan University

 

Class Web Pages:

Syllabus - main page: index.htm

Detailed course outline (this page): outline.htm

Class slides and announcements: slides+announcements.htm

 

 

PART 1: Wireless and Mobile Systems

 

Note: section numbers indicate chapters in the textbook. (“Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems” by Agrawal and Zeng)

 

1. INTRODUCTION.
History of Cellular Systems. Characteristics of Cellular Systems. Fundamentals of Cellular Systems. Cellular System Infrastructure. Satellite Systems. Network Protocols. Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks. Wireless LANs and PANs.


2. PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, AND TRAFFIC THEORIES.
Introduction. Basic Probability and Statistics Theories. Traffic Theory. Basic Queuing Systems.


3. MOBILE RADIO PROPAGATION.
Introduction. Types of Radio Waves. Propagation Mechanisms. Free-Space Propagation. Land Propagation. Path Loss. Slow Fading. Fast Fading. Doppler Effect. Delay Spread. Intersymbol Interference. Coherence Bandwidth. Cochannel Interference.


4. CHANNEL CODING.
Introduction. Linear Block Codes. Cyclic Codes. Convolutional Codes. Interleaver. Turbo Codes. ARQ Techniques.


5. CELLULAR CONCEPT.
Introduction. Cell Area. Signal Strength and Cell Parameters. Capacity of a Cell. Frequency Reuse. Cochannel Interference. Cell Splitting. Cell Sectoring.


6. MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS.
Introduction. Multiple Radio Access Protocols. Contention-Based Protocols.


7. MULTIPLE DIVISION TECHNIQUES.
Introduction. Concepts and Models of FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA. Modulation Techniques.


8. CHANNEL ALLOCATION.
Introduction. Static versus Dynamic Allocation. Fixed Channel Allocation Schemes. Dynamic Channel Allocation. Other Channel Allocation Schemes. Allocation in Specialized System Structure. Channel Modeling. Modeling for Handoff Calls.


9. MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.
Introduction. Cellular System Infrastructure. Registration. Handoff Parameters and Underlying Support. Roaming Support Using System Backbone. Multicasting. Security and Privacy.


10. EXISTING WIRELESS SYSTEMS.
Introduction. AMPS. IS-41. Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Person al Communications Services (PCS). IS-95. International Mobile Telecommunications 2000 (IMT-2000).


11. SATELLITE SYSTEMS.
Introduction. Types of Satellite Systems. Characteristics of Satellite Systems. Satellite System Infrastructures. Call Setup. Global Positioning System.


12. NETWORK PROTOCOLS.
Introduction. OSI Model. TCP/IP Protocol. TCP over Wireless. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).


13. AD HOC AND SENSOR NETWORKS.
Introduction. Characteristics of Ad Hoc Networks. Applications. Routing. Table-Driven Routing Protocols. Source-Initiated On-Demand Routing. Hybrid Protocols. Flat Routing in Sensor Networks. Fixed Wireless Sensor Networks.

 

13A. Addendum: Opportunistic Networks (Oppnets).


14. WIRELESS LANS AND PANS.
Introduction. IEEE 802.11. Ricochet. HomeRF. HiperLAN. Bluetooth.


15. RECENT ADVANCES.
Introduction. Ultra-Wideband Technology. Multimedia Services Requirements. Mobility Management for Integrated Systems. Multicast in Wireless Networks. MANET Route Maintenance/Repair. Design Issues in Sensor Networks. Bluetooth Networks. Low -Power Design. XML. Threats and Security Issues.


PART 2: Selected Topics

Research Papers presented by Project Teams – TBD.

PART 3: Project Presentations

Projects presented by Project Teams – TBD.

 

 

 

© 2007 by Leszek T. Lilien                                                                                                                Last updated on 1/10/07