INFSCI 1072/TELCOM 2700: Introduction to Wireless Networks

Fall 2016

Prashant Krishnamurthy

718, IS Bldg.
Tel: 412-624-5144
prashk AT pitt DOT edu

Course Material

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of various wireless networking technologies ranging from cellular networks to wireless personal area networks and how they differ from wired networks (e.g., signal transmission, interference, mobility, etc.). The course will cover the architecture and protocols of cellular networks (1G, 2G, 3G and LTE), IEEE 802.11 networks, and IEEE 802.15 networks. Deployment issues will be discussed. Physical layer details are provided as necessary, but will not be the primary focus. There will be a brief treatment of satellite systems and positioning technologies.


INFSCI 1070/TELCOM 2000 its equivalent, Calculus, and Probability


There is no required textbook. Lectures will be drawn from several sources (books, articles, papers) as most available texts do not cover all of the course material

If you are having a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS), 216 William Pitt Union (412-648-7890/412-383-7355) as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.