The course aims to provide students with essential knowledge and skills enabling them to a) design wireless networks, b) analyse and evaluate their performance, c) implement and maintain them and d) develop applications and services that may be delivered over wireless networks.
After the successful completion of the course the students will have the knowledge to:
- Design, analyse and develop wireless networks in the access and core segments,
- Experiment and evaluate their performance under controlled and actual transmission/reception conditions,
- Adapt and customize their building blocks for heterogeneous services provision, personalized content with optimized resource exploitation and maximum possible QoS provision, as well as their convergence with heterogeneous networking platforms.
Introduction to wireless systems and networks. Evolution of wireless communication systems. Wireless environment, propagation and path-loss. Analytical and empirical models of propagation path-loss. Types of fading and channel characterization. Basic principles and design of cellular systems. Types of interference. Spectral efficiency. Coding, digital modulation techniques, spread spectrum and diversity. Channel capacity. Techniques of wireless resource management. Medium access control protocols and multiple access techniques FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. Functional and physical architecture and radio coverage. Technologies of wireless local area networks and IEEE 802.11 WiMAX.
Bibliography - Reading
-John Ross, “Εισαγωγή στην ασύρματη δικτύωση”, ΚΛΕΙΔΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ, ISBN 978-960-461-219-2.
- David Tse, Pramod Viswanath, “Βασικές αρχές ασύρματης επικοινωνίας”, ΚΛΕΙΔΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ, ISBN 978-960-461-228-4.Recommended
-Jack L. Burbank, Julia Andrusenko, Jared S. Everett, William T.M. Kasch, “Wireless Networking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges”, Wiley 2013, ISBN-10: 1118122380.
-Eldad Perahia, Robert Stacey, “Next Generation Wireless LANs: 802.11n and 802.11ac”, Cambridge University Press 2013, ISBN-10: 1107016762.
- Matthew Gast, “802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition”, O’Reilly 2013, ISBN-10: 0596100523.