13M031BM - Wireless Networks

Course specification
Course title Wireless Networks
Acronym 13M031BM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module System Engineering and Radio Communications
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Radio-communications, Radio-systems
The goal Defining the design procedures of different wireless networks. Identifing similarities and differences in the medium access control techniques, especially in quality of service networks. Analyzing the protocols for mobility management (raoming, handover). Determining the design procedures of wireless networks with multi-channel multi-interface nodes.
The outcome Students should understand the organisation of different wireless networks. Also, they should be able to carry out all phases of design procedure.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Technical concepts of WLAN, 3GPP, sensor, mesh, and WiMax networks. Architecture, the MAC layer protocols (medium access control), mobility management protocols, security in wireless networks. MIPv4, MIPv6 and micromobility protocols. The interoperability between 3GPP and WLAN networks. Routing techniques. The concept of single- and multi-channel (single- and multi-interface) nodes.
Contents of exercises Measurements in WLAN Networks. Configuration and analysis of WLANs. Analysis of MAC protocols for sensor and mesh networks by using the software packages developed for those purposes.
  1. IEEE standards
  2. J. Chen, T. Zhang, "IP-Based Next-Generation Wireless Networks", John Wiley, 2004.
  3. T. Maufer, "A Field Guide to Wireless LANs for Administrators and Power Users, Prentice Hall, 2003.
  4. T. Haenselmann, "Senzor Networks", April 2006,
  5. E. Hossain, K.K. Leung, "Wireless Mesh Networks - Arhitectures and Protocols", Springer, 2008.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures and exercises are held by using PowerPoint presentations and blackboard. Laboratory work consists of demonstrations and individual student exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 40
Seminars 0