Next Generation Network
Class: TE-8
Course Code:
Course Description
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Enhanced knowledge and understanding of
networking through study of
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AMPS.
GSM.
PAN (Personal Area Network).
Wireless Lan (WiFi).
Wireless Man (WiMax)
UMTS
Developing/enhancing skills in
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Analysis of Wireless network protocols and architecture
Research and/or practical skills
Course Objectives
After the completion of this course, student will:
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Understanding of the major type of wireless technologies used
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Learn Recent advances in wireless communications and electronics have
enabled the development of low-cost, low-power, multifunctional nodes
that are small in size and communicate through short & Long distances.
These nodes, which consist of sensing, data processing, and
communicating components.
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Understand the pros and cons of the various technologies used in past
present and future
Course Outline
Week 1
Review of wireless communication fundamentals
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Wireless Transmission Impairments
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Medium Access methods
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TDMA,FDMA,CDMA
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Direct Spread spectrum
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Frequency Hoping
Week 2-3
Introduction to Wireless Networks
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Differences between fixed and wireless networks
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Circuit switched and packet switched network
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OSI Layers Functionalities in Wireless network
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Wireless Network services
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Positives and negatives of Wireless Networks
Week 4
Wireless personal area networks (WPANS)
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IEEE 802.15 std and Task groups Introduction
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Blue Tooth Case Study
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Blue Tooth Protocol stack
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Blue Tooth Profiles
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Blue Tooth usage models & Enhanced Data rates
Week 5-6
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANS)
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Introduction to IEEE 802.11 std
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Wireless LAN Components
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Wireless LAN Topologies
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WLAN Infrastructure Networks
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WLAN Ad hoc Networks
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IEEE 802.11 MAC (Medium Access Protocols)
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Different IEEE 802.11 Standards
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IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
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Location Determination in IEEE 802.11e std
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Upcoming standard, 802.11n brief introduction
Week 7
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN)
oOverview of IEEE 802.16 std and variants
oConcepts of OFDMA
o802.16 example WiMax
oWiMax Medium Access protocol
oWiMax Quality Of service
oMobility in WiMax
Week 8-9
Introduction to Cellular networks
oCellular networks basic architecture
oBasic concepts of cellular networks
Paging
Hand-off
Frequency reuse
Cell Types
Week 10
Detailed study of Second generation Cellular Networks
oBrief history of 2G
oGSM standard
GSM Services and features
GSM System Architecture
GSM Channels and frame Structure
Short messaging service in GSM Network
oEvolution of 2.5G
GPRS for GSM
GSM Architecture modifications for GPRS
GPRS Network Elements
GPRS Channels and context
oEnhanced Data rates for GSM (EDGE)
Technical overview of EDGE Technology
EDGE and GPRS comparison
Enhancements for higher data rates in GSM
Week 11-12
Overview of 3G Cellular systems
oBrief Introduction to W-CDMA and CDMA2000
oUMTS a 3G Cellular network
UMTS System Architecture and Interfaces
UMTS Evolving Services & Application
UMTS Core Network and QOS Issues
Week 13-14
Introduction to Network Simulators
Special research Topics
oLike sensor networks
oMobile IP
oRouting algorithms in Wireless Ad hoc networks
Week 15
Presentations
Recommended and Reference Books
Recommended Book:
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Wireless Communication Networks
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By William Stalling
Reference Books
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Wireless Communications :Principal & Practice
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Principal of Wireless Network: A Unified Approach
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By Theodore Rappaport
By Kaveh Pahlavan, Prashant Khrishnamurthy
GSM Network: GPRS Evolution: One Step towards
UMTS
EVALUATION
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The final grade will be calculated by using the
following items and weights;
Items
Midterm
Final term
Class Marks
Weight age
25 %
50 %
25 %
The distribution of class marks is as follows:
 Class assignments
 Class presentations on IEEE publications
 Class Quizzes
5
15
5
Teaching Methodology
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Lectures using Multimedia
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Short Quizzes usually at the end of the Lecture.
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Detail research on topic assigned to group comprises of 2 to 4
students in the form of assignments.
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Presentation on any IEEE publication related to the course at the
end of the course
Performance/Progress
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Based mainly on lectures and presentations
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Atleast 1 presentation by every student
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3 quizzes will be taken
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3 Case studies (Assignments)