Mobile and Wireless Systems

Contents

This module teaches the principles and concepts of mobile and wireless communication technologies. Transmission techniques as well as network aspects are covered and accompanied by modern technologies like UMTS and WLAN.

Lectures with courses [VK]

[700.250] Wireless Networks

Semester

Summer semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization "Mobile and Wireless Systems"
  • Technical supplementary subject I and II

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Prof. Christian Bettstetter,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Christian.Bettstetter@uni-klu.ac.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

VK (lecture with integrated course, project, exercises or mini-seminar)

2 SWS, 4 ECTS

Description

The two lectures "Mobile Communications" and "Wireless Networks" give a bottom-up introduction to the area of mobile and wireless communication systems. The main goal is to give a fundamental understanding of the principles behind wireless transmission and networking. Current technologies, such as UMTS and IEEE 802.11, are used as examples to explain these principles. Moreover, a whole chapter is dedicated to ad hoc networks. The lectures are complemented by five group projects, whose results are discussed in class. A tutorial course with exercises is offered for the winter lecture.

Group projects: Path loss and shadowing. Convolutional coding. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Internet mobility protocols. Ad hoc and sensor networks.

Topics

1. Network Architecture and Mobility Protocols

2. Security in Mobile Networks

3. Long Term Evolution (LTE)

4: Ad Hoc Networks

5. Economic, Health, and Social Aspects

Keywords

Antennas, Radio propagation, Diversity Coding, modulation, and duplexing, Multiple access and cellular concept, Medium access control (MAC) protocols, Wireless LAN 802.11, Ad hoc networks.

Prior knowledge

Although there is no formal requirement of having passed any specific undergraduate courses, knowledge of

  • Computer Networks (Rechnernetze)
  • Communications Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik)
  • Stochastics (Stochastik)

is needed.

Learning objective

The two lectures "Mobile Networks" and " Wireless Networks" give a bottom-up introduction to the area of mobile and wireless communication systems. The main goal is to give a fundamental understanding of the principles behind wireless transmission and networking. Current technologies, such as UMTS, LTE and IEEE 802.11, are used as examples to explain these principles. Lectures are complemented by group projects, whose results are discussed in class and tutorial courses with exercises.

Recommended Literature

  • Schwartz: Mobile Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Goldsmith: Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Rappaport: Wireless Communications, Prentice Hall, 2001
  • Molisch: Wireless Communications, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2005
  • Eberspächer, Vögel, Bettstetter, Hartmann: GSM: Architecture, Protocols, and Services, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2008
  • Walke: Mobile Radio Networks, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2002
  • Walke, Seidenberg, Althoff: UMTS: The Fundamentals, Wiley, 2003
  • Kaaranen, Ahtiainen, Laitinen, Naghian, Niemi: UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility, and Services, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2005
  • Dahlman, Parkvall, Sköld, Beming: 3G Evolution:
    HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband, 2nd edition, Wiley, 2008
  • Koodli and Perkins: Mobile Inter-Networking with IPv6: Concepts, Principles, and Practices, Wiley, 2007
  • Perkins (Ed.): Ad Hoc Networking, Addison-Wesley Longman, 2001

Language

English

Related Lectures

Students interested in focusing on networking and communications are encouraged to attend the following courses given in the recommended lectures box below:

Recommended Lectures

  • Seminar by Bettstetter
  • Network Simulation Lab
  • Pervasive Computing (Rinner)
  • Sensor Networks (Rinner)
  • Information Theory (Guest)
  • Embedded Communications (Huemer)
  • Multimedia Communication and Internet QoS (Hellwagner)
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems (Böszörmenyi)
  • System Security Lab (Schartner, Horster)

[700.200] Mobile Communications

Semester

Summer semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization "Mobile and Wireless Systems"
  • Technical supplementary subject I and II

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Prof. Christian Bettstetter,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Christian.Bettstetter@uni-klu.ac.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

VK (lecture with integrated course, project, exercises or mini-seminar)

2 SWS, 4 ECTS

Description

The two lectures "Mobile Communications" and "Wireless Networks" give a bottom-up introduction to the area of mobile and wireless communication systems. The main goal is to give a fundamental understanding of the principles behind wireless transmission and networking. Current technologies, such as UMTS and IEEE 802.11, are used as examples to explain these principles. Moreover, a whole chapter is dedicated to ad hoc networks. The lectures are complemented by five group projects, whose results are discussed in class. A tutorial course with exercises is offered for the winter lecture.

Group projects: Path loss and shadowing. Convolutional coding. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Internet mobility protocols. Ad hoc and sensor networks.

Topics

1. Introduction and overview

2. Antennas

3. Radio propagation

4. Diversity

5. Coding, modulation, and duplexing

6. Multiple access and cellular concept

7. Medium access control (MAC) protocols

8. Wireless LAN 802.11

9. Network architecture and mobility protocols

10. Security in mobile networks

11. Ad hoc networks

12. Economic, health, and social aspects.

Keywords

Antennas, Radio propagation, Diversity Coding, modulation, and duplexing, Multiple access and cellular concept, Medium access control (MAC) protocols, Wireless LAN 802.11, Ad hoc networks.

Prior knowledge

Although there is no formal requirement of having passed any specific undergraduate courses, knowledge of

  • Computer Networks (Rechnernetze)
  • Communications Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik)
  • Stochastics (Stochastik)

is needed.

Learning objective

The two lectures "Mobile Networks" and " Wireless Networks" give a bottom-up introduction to the area of mobile and wireless communication systems. The main goal is to give a fundamental understanding of the principles behind wireless transmission and networking. Current technologies, such as UMTS, LTE and IEEE 802.11, are used as examples to explain these principles. Lectures are complemented by group projects, whose results are discussed in class and tutorial courses with exercises.

Recommended Literature

  • Schwartz: Mobile Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Goldsmith: Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Rappaport: Wireless Communications, Prentice Hall, 2001
  • Molisch: Wireless Communications, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2005
  • Eberspächer, Vögel, Bettstetter, Hartmann: GSM: Architecture, Protocols, and Services, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2008
  • Walke: Mobile Radio Networks, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2002
  • Walke, Seidenberg, Althoff: UMTS: The Fundamentals, Wiley, 2003
  • Kaaranen, Ahtiainen, Laitinen, Naghian, Niemi: UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility, and Services, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2005
  • Dahlman, Parkvall, Sköld, Beming: 3G Evolution:
    HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband, 2nd edition, Wiley, 2008
  • Koodli and Perkins: Mobile Inter-Networking with IPv6: Concepts, Principles, and Practices, Wiley, 2007
  • Perkins (Ed.): Ad Hoc Networking, Addison-Wesley Longman, 2001

Language

English

Related Lectures

Students interested in focusing on networking and communications are encouraged to attend the following courses given in the recommended lectures box below:

Recommended Lectures

  • Seminar by Bettstetter
  • Network Simulation Lab
  • Pervasive Computing (Rinner)
  • Sensor Networks (Rinner)
  • Information Theory (Guest)
  • Embedded Communications (Huemer)
  • Multimedia Communication and Internet QoS (Hellwagner)
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems (Böszörmenyi)
  • System Security Lab (Schartner, Horster)

Courses and Labs [KU]

[700. 251] Mobile Networks

Semester

Summer semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization "Mobile and Wireless Systems"
  • Technical supplementary subject I and II

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Univ.-Ass. Torsten Andre,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Torsten.Andre@aau.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

KU

1 SWS, 2 ECTS

Description

This is the tutorial for the lecture Wireless Networks in which some of the lecture's topics are covered in more detail. Further we will address some contents in a practical manner and cover some additional topics.

We will cover state of the art wireless communication systems and their principles with practical examples that shall help you to understand them in detail.

Topics

1. Network Architecture and Mobility Protocols

2. Architecture of Cellular Networks

3. Mobility in Networks

4. GSM/UMTS/LTE/LTE-Advanced

5. Protocols in Cellular Networks

6. Ad Hoc Networks

7. Routing

8. Relaying

9. Synchronization

10. Security in Wireless Networks

Keywords

Cellular Networks, ad hoc networks, synchronization, security

Prior knowledge

Medium access, ad hoc networks/wireless sensor networks (basics)

Learning objective

The student shall learn about

  • ISO/OSI RM
  • Working with standards documents
  • Learn about 3G,3.5G,4G networks
  • Insights into security aspects of wireless networks
  • Synchronization in wireless networks
  • Ad hoc networks

Recommended Literature

  • Sesia, Toufik, Baker: LTE - The UMTS Long Term Evolution, Wiley, 2009
  • Rappaport: Wireless Communications, Prentice Hall, 2001
  • Goldsmith: Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Language

English

Related Lectures

  • Wireless Networks

Recommended Lectures

  • Mobile Communications

[700. 201] Mobile Communications

Semester

Summer semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization "Mobile and Wireless Systems"
  • Technical specialization "Embedded Communications and Signal Processing"
  • Technical supplementary subject I and II

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Dipl.Ing. Nikolaj Marchenko,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Nikolaj.Marchenko@aau.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

KU

2 SWS, 3 ECTS

Description

This exercise course is mainly intended as a supplement to the lecture "Mobile and Wireless Communications".

Topics

1. Antenna

2. Radio Propagation

3. Channel Coding

4. Modulation

5. Media Access Control (MAC)

6. Cellular Concept

7. Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11)

Keywords

Prior knowledge

Learning objective

Recommended Literature

Language

English

Related Lectures

Recommended Lectures

[700. 210] Network Simulation Lab

Semester

Summer semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization "Mobile and Wireless Systems"
  • Technical specialization "Pervasive Computing"
  • Technical supplementary subject I and II

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Univ.-Prof. Wilfried Elmenreich,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Wilfried.Elmenreich@aau.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

KU

2 SWS, 4 ECTS

Description

The course covers practical examinations in the field of mobile and wireless systems. Students will learn how to use the OPnet network simulator, conduct experiments and describe and interpret results.

Topics

1. Simulation

2. Computer networks

3. Mobile systems

4. Wireless systems

Keywords

Prior knowledge

Learning objective

Knowledge of how and when to use a simulator, visualization and interpretation of experimental results.

Recommended Literature

Language

English

Related Lectures

Recommended Lectures

Research Seminar and Project

[700.298] Research Seminar in Networked Systems

Semester

Winter semester

Allocation in the Curriculum

Master Curriculum, Information Technology

  • Technical specialization in "Mobile and Wireless System"

Recommended Semester

Teacher

Prof. Christian Bettstetter,

Mobile Systems Group, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems

Email: Christian.Bettstetter@uni-klu.ac.at

Type of lecture and number of credits

SE

2 SWS, 6 ECTS

Description

This series of seminars covers topics from the area of communication networks with a focus on wireless and mobile systems. Based on scientific publications on selected topics, students work out technical talks and reports which are discussed in class. Each semester there is an umbrella topic. The "Research Seminar in Networked Systems" addresses latest research trend and requires students to reflect on possible research trends in this area. It is recommended for all students who want to do a master thesis in the area of networking or wireless communications.

Topics

Keywords

Prior knowledge

Learning objective

  • improve their knowledge in a particular field.
  • learn to read and interpret scientific publications.
  • prepare a presentation by themselves.
  • practice to give a presentation and to discuss with an audience.

Recommended Literature

Scientific Publications

Language

English

Related Lectures

Recommended Lectures