Weekly Hours: 5
ECTS Credits: 5
Description:Introduction to wireless networking. Overview of the history, evolution, and compatibility of wireless standards. The special problems of wireless and mobile computing. Wireless transmission: Free space path loss, Path loss models, Noise, Interference, Antennae (antenna types, antenna gain), Multipath fading, Diversity techniques. Modulation: Analog and Digital Modulation techniques. Spread Spectrum Techniques: Direct Sequence SS, Frequency Hopping SS. Cellular Networks: Architecture, Frequency allocation, Handover, GSM-based networks, Evolution of Cellular networks. Satellite Networks. Wireless Local Area Networks: Application scenarios, Network types (infrared, microwave, spread spectrum), Standardization (Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11, HIPERLAN). IEEE802.11 Networks: Physical layer, Infrastructure and ad-hoc networks, Medium Access Control (DCF and PCF), Mobility management, Security, IEEE 802.11e. Mobile Internet protocol.