Instructor Information

Mohamed Tamer Refaei

Cell Phone: 202-494-0958

Course Information

Course Description

This is a hands-on course that integrates teaching of concepts in wireless LANs as well as offering students, in an integrated lab environment, the ability to conduct laboratory experiments and design projects that cover a broad spectrum of issues in wireless LANs. The course will describe the characteristics and operation of contemporary wireless network technologies such as the IEEE 802.11 and 802.11s wireless LANs and Bluetooth wireless PANs. Laboratory experiments and design projects include MANET routing protocols, infrastructure and MANET security, deploying hotspots, and intelligent wireless LANs. The course will also introduce tools and techniques to monitor, measure, and characterize the performance of wireless LANs as well as the use of network simulation tools to model and evaluate the performance of MANETs.

Prerequisites

525.641 Computer and Data Communication Networks or 605.671 Principles of Data Communications Networks.

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to teach of concepts in wireless networking in an integrated lab environment.  Students will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues in wireless LANs and will have the ability to conduct laboratory experiments and design projects related to those issues.  Students will also be introduced to concepts in wide and metropolitan area networks as well as emerging wireless networks.

Course Objectives

    1. Understand the different types of personal, local, wide, and metropolitan area wireless networks including bluetooth, 802.11 LANs, cellular, and WiMAX networks.
    2. Construct and manage wireless LANs in Windows and Linux environments.
    3. Using diagnosis tools and techniques to monitor, measure, and characterize the performance a wireless LANs
    4. Use of network simulation tools to model and evaluate the performance of Mobile Ad ho Networks.
    5. Have a good understanding of emerging wireless networks such as cognitive and delay tolerant networks.

When This Course is Typically Offered

This course is typically offered in the spring and fall terms at Dorsey Center

Syllabus

  • Describe the characteristics and operation of contemporary wireless network technologies such as the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network, Bluetooth wireless personal area network, and WiMAX.
  • Describe the operation of the TCP/IP protocol suite in a mobile environment, including the operation of Mobile IP and a mobile ad hoc routing protocol
  • Describe security issues and current solutions for wireless networks and mobile systems
  • Design, implement, and test a wireless access service
  • Measure and characterize the performance a wireless local area network, mobile routing protocol, and mobile application
  • Use network simulation tools to model and evaluate the performance of mobile ad hoc networks
  • Monitor the operation of mobile network protocols and applications using standard tools
  • Understand of emerging wireless network such as cognitive radio networks and delay tolerant networks

Student Assessment Criteria

In-Class and at-home laboratory exercises 40%
Class project 40%
Mid-term Exam (take-home) 10%
Final Exam (take-home) 10%

Unless otherwise stated on the class website, all graded assignments must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the specified due date.   Assignments submitted after that time will not be accepted unless extenuating circumstances exist and arrangements are made prior to the due date.  If you feel that an error is made in grading an assignment or an exam, you must present a written appeal within one week after the assignment or exam is returned to you.  Verbal appeals are not allowed and grades will not be changed after the one week period.  Your appeal should be specific.  Submit all appeals to your instructor.

Computer and Technical Requirements

Basic knowledge of computer networking and prior programming experience (in C++ or JAVA is preferred).

Participation Expectations

Student participation in in-class and online discussions is expected.

Textbooks

Textbook information for this course is available online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore.

Course Notes

There are no notes for this course.

(Last Modified: 01/13/2009 11:09:26 PM)