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University of Pennsylvania


TCOM 510:
Wireless Networks

Spring 2004

(Tuesday, 6
-
9 PM
)



Course Description



This course provides a basic introduction to wireless networking. The focus is on layers 2 and 3 of the OSI
reference model, design, perform
ance analysis and protocols. The topics covered include: an introduction
to wireless networking, digital cellular, next generation PC, wireless LANs, wireless ATM, mobile IP. The
course will also discuss higher level issues of wireless applications and wir
eless application protocol
(WAP)

.


Prerequisite
: TCOM 500


Texts:


1.

Stallings, W., "Wireless Communications and Networks", Prentice Hall, 2001

2.

Umar, A., "Mobility and Wireless Communications: Applications, Networks, Platforms, and
Security”, Ta
rget May 2004 (selected chapters will be made available on the course web site)

3.

Additional sources such as standards web sites web links, research journals, trade magazines,etc.
(Details to be provided later)



Instructor:

Amjad Umar, Ph.D.

emai
l:
umar@amjadumar.com

Office Hours: 4:30
-
6 PM (Tuesdays), Towne
--

Room 271 Townw

Course Grade
:



Three projects (200 Points)

One Examination
-

in class, open book, open notes (100 Points)


3 assignments, attend
ance and participation (100 Points)

Total: 400 points


Project Grading for Late Submissions
:
one week late (10% loss), after that (100%) loss



Important Note about Email
:
Please indicate *** UPenn** in email subject



Grading Policy

A: Excellent work, c
ompletely addresses all aspects of the assignment, well written, demonstrates
a clear understanding of the concepts and applies them correctly (95%)


B+: Addresses most aspects of the assignment, well written, demonstrates a good understanding
of the con
cepts and applies them with only minor errors (90%)


B: One significant problem, but it is clear you understand the concepts (85%)


C and below
-

Multiple significant problems, showing little if any understanding of the concepts

Course Outline



Legend:

S: Stallings, W.,
"Wireless Communications and Networks"


U: Umar, A., "Mobility and Wireless Communications: Applications, Networks, Platforms, and Security”


Sessions


Session 1: Introduction and Mobile Applications U
-
Ch.1
-
Ch.2, S
-
Ch.1


Se
ssion 2: Wireless Web and Wireless Platforms
-

(U
-
Ch.3, S
-
Ch.12)

Session 3: WAP, VoiceXML
-

(U
-
Ch.4, S
-
Ch.12)


Session 4: Wireless Communication Fundamentals (Antennas, Signals)
-

(S
-
Ch. 5
-
6)

Session 5: Wireless Communication Technology (spread sp
ectrum, coding and error control )
-

(S
-
Ch. 7
-
8)


Session 6: Wireless LANs and Mobile adhoc networks (S
-
Ch. 13) (U
-
Ch. 2)

Session 7: IEEE 802.11 (S
-
Ch. 14) (U
-
Ch. 6)

Session 8: WPANs, Bluetooth, Home R/F (S
-
Ch. 15) (U
-
Ch. 7)


Session 9: Cellular Net
works
-

2G, 2.5G, 3G (S
-
Ch. 10) (U
-
Ch. 2)

Session 10: Fixed wireless networks and wireless local loops (S
-
Ch. 11) (U
-
Ch. 2)

Session 11: Satellite Communications
-

(S
-
Ch. 9) (U
-
Ch. 2)



Session 12: Wireless Architectures and Traffic Engineering (U
-
Ch. 11
)

Session 13: Special topics
-

wireless security, wireless development environments, standards (U
-
Ch. 10)


Session 14
-
15: Student led discussion on various research and development topics (Project 3)








For course material (bulletin, transparencies,

assignments, special chapters)



Go to
www.amjadumar.com
/upennmob.html



Click on the documents needed and download them (mostly in PDF format)



Sources for Additional References


Books:



Bates, R., "Wireless Broadb
and Handbook", McGraw Hiil, 2001



Stallings, W., "Wireless Communications and Networks", Prentice Hall, 2002



Geier, J. and Geier, J., "Wireless LANs", Sams, 2001



Gralla, P. "How Wireless Works", Que, 2001



Inglis, A., and Luther, A, "Satellite Technology:
An Introduction", Focal Press, 1997



Walker, J., editor, "Advances in Mobile Information Systems", 1998



Chander Dharwan, "Moble Computing
-

A Systems Integrator's Hanbook" McGraw
-
Hill, 2000.



Dejan S. Milojicic, Frederick Douglis (Editor), Richard G. Wheele
r. “Mobility : Processes,
Computers, and Agents”, Addison
-
Wesley Pub Co, April 1999




Peter Fingar, Harsha Kumar, Tarun Sharma, “Enterprise E
-
Commerce”, Meghan Kiffer Pr;, January
2000



John Walker(Editor)., “Advances in Mobile Information Systems”, Arte
ch House Mobile
Communications Library, December 1998



Abdelsalam A. Helal(Editor), et al, “Any Time, Anywhere Computing : Mobile Computing Concepts
and Technology”, Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science,





Seiichi Sampei., “Applications of Digital Wireless Technologies to Global Wireless
Communications”, Prentice Hall, 1998


Relevant Web Links



Mobile Info web site (
www.mobileinfo.com)
.



www.pcsda
ta.com: PCS web site



www.gsmdata.com: GSM web site



www.wlana.com: wireless LAN Association



(www.pcca.org) portable computers and communications association



www.palowireless.com



www.bluetooth.com (the Bluetooth Web site)



www.Bluetooth.ericsson.se



www,wap.org; WAP Forum


Online and Other Magazines



Mobile Computing & Communications (mobilecomputing.com)



Wireless Design Online (wirelessdesignonline.com)



Wireless Design & Development (wirelessdesignmag.co
m)



Wireless & Mobility (wireless mag.com)



Wireless Review (wirelessreview.com)



Wireless Systems Design (wsdmag.com)



Wireless Week (wirelessweek.com)



IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine



IEEE Networks Magazine


Mobile Services and Wireless
Communic
ations

Applications, Platforms, Networks, and Security

Amjad Umar

NGE Solutions, Target: May 2004


Part 1: Overview and M
-
Services

Chapter 1: Mobile Business and Wireless Networks
--

An Overview

Chapter 2: M
-
Business, M
-
Commerce, and M
-
Applications


P
art II: Wireless Web and Platforms

Chapter 3: Wireless Web

Chapter 4: Platforms to Support Wireless Applications (include operating systems)



Part III: Wireless Networks

Chapter 5: Wireless Networks and Wireless Principles

Chapter 6: WPANs, Bluet
ooth, Home Networking

Chapter 7: Wireless LANs
--

Wi
-
Fi, MANET and Hiperlan

Chapter 8: Cellular Networks

Chapter 9: Satellites and Wireless Local Loops


Part IV: Security, Architectures and Management

Chapter 10: Wireless Security


Chapter 11: Wir
eless Architectures and Traffic Engineering

Chapter 12: Management


Part V: Appendices

Appendix A: Tutorial on Network Basics

Appendix B: Technical Foundations of Wireless Networks