Telcom 2700 INFCI 1073 Wireless Networks Fall 2008

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INFCI 1073 Wireless Networks Fall

2008

Class Projects

List

The
class project

can be an individual or a group (3 or less) effort covering a
n

aspect of

wireless
networks

in depth. A variety of projects are possible such as a tutorial/surve
y paper on a
particular wireless topic; a research oriented technical paper
-

reproducing the results of a
published paper or comparing various models; a business case study type paper focusing on
wireless service pricing/market economics; or a hands on pr
oject implementing a
software/hardware
/measurement
project related to wireless systems. A written report will be
required of

each project and
should
relate the project to the material covered in class.

Potential
p
roject topics are given below


please feel

free to propose your own project (subject to the
instructor’s approval).


Time Line Requirements


1 p
a
ge project Proposal Due October2

(Topic, team members)


2 page project report outline and progress rep
ort Due

November 4



Final Report Due December 12
th

or before


I.

Survey/tutorial/business case
/analysis

paper topic ideas

1.

Survey

techniques for geo
-
location using
802.11 equipment

or sensor network equipment
.

2.

Research r
egulation of Software
/Cognitive

Radios


3.

Research
physical protection
mechanisms that can be used with wireless sensor network
nodes. An effort in this area would focus on low
-
power and inexpensive countermeasures to
protect the integrity and confidentialit
y of the sensor network
.

4.

Survey smart a
ntenna technology for cellular systems
.

5.

Business case market study for

wireless V
oice over IP

6.

Mobile

games over 3G cellular,

WLAN

or WiMAX

systems technology or market

7.

Perform a security analysis of the latest WLAN W
PA2 standard

8.

Survey 802.22 standard for wireless rural area networks using secondary spectrum

9.

Ad
-
hoc network extensions to cellular networks

10.

Wireless based disaster r
ecovery networks

11.

Survey the past and present standards for WLAN security: WEP, WPA, WPA2,

802.1x,
802.11i, etc. compare and contrast the cryptography used, the known attacks, computational
and bandwidth overhead, and vendor adoption.

12.

Health concerns with wireless systems
, survey the scientific literature on the safety of
wireless communictions

13.

Fault tolerance Techniques for Wireless Networks

14.

Power/computationally efficient security techniques for Wireless Networks

15.

Congestion control for wireless signaling networks

16.

Survey and categorize known wireless network attacks

(focus on a specific technol
ogy)

17.

Survey i
ntegrated

security and location techniques (e.g.,
location
based

access control for
WLANs) for wireless networks
.

18.

Cost/Plan a WiMAX network for a CLEC to provide last mile access.

19.

Technical feasibility study of extending WIFI coverage to
2Km i
n non
-
line of sight dense


urban


mobile environment

using frequency translation
.


20.

Within a mobile ad hoc network (MANET), wireless devices come together to form a
network and communicate in a peer
-
to
-
peer manner. Because of this, the ad hoc wireless

network must be self
-
configuring (i.e., define their network and communication structure
“on
-
the
-
fly”). Transmission of information is the responsibility of all the nodes in the
network. Relatively, security of the network is also a shared responsibility.

Survey,
categorize, and compare intrusion detection systems for a MANET
s.



II.
Hand
s

on Projects


1.

Implement software so that 802.11 wireless card will hom
e on to the least loaded access
point
when there is a choice of APs (currently homes o
n to AP with s
trongest received
signal
strength
)

2.

Setup a WLAN AP


can a rogue access point comprise a client implementing WPA
2
?

3.

Implement Voice over IP

or video on the SIS 802.11 WLAN

and evaluate it’s performance


under various load and signal strength conditio
ns.

4.

P
roject
s related to Pitt NSF and ARO projects
:


a.

The S
unspot sensor is a small, wireless,
Java
programmable, battery powered device
from Sun Microsystems. One of the interesting projects is to explore capabilities of
Sunspot. Following is the examples o
f things that can be studied: adjust node
parameters (transmit power,
data
rate)
,

modify MAC protocol (e.g., change or
remove backoff to create jamming node)
,

transmit packets in encrypted mode

measure packet delivery, packet loss, energy drain, or other

interesting parameters for
communication between two sunspots when jamming device is presented (you can
also try to adjust transmit power, rate to see how jamming device affects it)
. For m
ore
information of Sunspot sensor
http://www.sunspotworld.com


b.

Benchmark
jamming of 802.11
a/
b/g
/n equipment using the lab signal
generator.(more details will be added later)

c.

Benchmark data rate attack on 802.11 a/b/g/n


a malicious user can force all users of
an AP to a lowe
r data rate (more details will be added later)

d.

Set up a test bed of 8012.11 g equipment and run controlled experiments to measure
the packet loss due to various causes (collisions, channel errors, buffer overflow,
malicious dropping) (more details added l
ater)

5.

Networked Application development for opensource phones (Android or Openmoko)

6.

Application development for Jannic Sensor Kit or Sunspot sensor equipment

7.

Benchmark the accuracy of various indoor and or outdoor propagation models for 802.11
a/b/g/n equ
ipment