INFSCI 1072/TELCOM 2700: Introduction to Wireless Networks

Course Material for Fall 2016

The GSA for the class is Maryam Karimi. Her e-mail address is maryam.karimi69 AT gmail DOT com

Lecture 1a

Read this article from NY Times about the iPhone overloading AT&T's network. Please also see the slideshow in the sidebar on that page.

Read Base Station in a Box about how technology is changing the way cell phone networks may look like in the near future.

Quick Overview of Wireless Systems
Lecture 1b ...... Homework 1 (due Sept 8)

Read this document about wireless network architectures as a supplement to Lecture 1b

Wireless Systems - 2 (Continued)
Lecture 2 ...... Homework 2 (due Sept 20)

Quiz 1: September 15th

Wireless Systems - 3 (Continued)
Lecture 3 ...... Homework 3 (due Sept 27)

Quiz 2: September 29th

dB and Antennas; Intro to Radio Propagation
Lecture 4 ...... Homework 4 (due Oct 4)

Read this article from AnandTech about the iPhone 4 antenna problem and this article about gadgets that are not cell phones that use the cellular network.

Read this report from Aalborg university on the antenna performance of various cell phones and tablets.

Read this document about antennas and this document on the dB scale as supplements to Lecture 4

Read this document about radio propagation as a supplement to Lecture 4 and 5.

Rudimentary solution to last question in HW2 in R.

Rudimentary solution to last question in HW3 in R.

Here is a link to a set of tutorials on R

Large Scale Fading and Network Deployment
Lecture 5 ...... Homework 5 (due Oct 13)

About the Project : Timelines and Suggested Topics. The IEEE Conference format is available here .

Network Deployment(2); Basics of Transmission
Lecture 6 ...... Homework 6 (due Oct 27)

Read this document about modulation as a supplement to Lecture 6. Ignore the highlighted sections and the mathematical analyses that was not done in class.

Table for computing Q(x) ...... Explanation of how to use the Q-Tables

Midterm Exam will be a take home exam during Fall break. The exam is here . The exam is due in 24 hours. Please drop it in my office no later than 10.00 a.m. on October 18th.

Small-Scale Fading and Diversity
Lecture 7 ...... Homework 7 (Due on Nov 3rd)

Spread Spectrum and OFDM
Lecture 8...... There will be a quiz on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 (from Lectures 6 & 7)...... Homework 8 (Due on Nov 15th)

Traffic Engineering for Circuit Switched Connections
Lecture 9...... Homework 9 (Due on Nov 29th)

Erlang B Tables are here

There will be a quiz on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 (from Lecture 8)

Medium Access
Lecture 10 ..... Homework 10 ...... For review only, not for submission

Please read this article: Fact or Fiction: What Affects WiFi Speed?

Wireless Network Operations (1)
Lecture 11

Wireless Network Operations (2)
Lecture 12

FINAL EXAM: The final exam will have two parts, each lasting about an hour. The first part will be in-class on December 8, 2016. The second part is a take-home exam. It will be posted here on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 around 10.00 a.m. It will be due in my office by Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. If I am not in my office, please leave it with Ms. Mary Stewart in Room 706 or slide it under my office door (Room 718 IS Building).