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Core/Elective: Elective Semester: 2 Credits: 3

Course Description

The course examines wireless cellular, ad hoc and sensor networks, covering topics such as wireless communication fundamentals, medium access control, network and transport protocols, unicast and multicast routing algorithms, mobility and its impact on routing protocols, application performance, quality of service guarantees, and security. Energy efficiency and the role of hardware and software architectures may also be presented for sensor networks

Course Objectives

To know the constraints of the wireless physical layer that affect the design and performance of ad hoc and sensor networks, protocols, and applications;
To understand MAC, Routing protocols that have been proposed for ad hoc and sensor networks
To understand the energy issues in sensor networks and how they can be addressed using scheduling, media access control, and special hardware;
To explain various security threats to ad hoc networks and describe proposed solutions

Course Content

1. Overview of Wireless LAN, PAN - IEEE 802.11- Bluetooth - Wireless WANs and MANs - Cellular Architecture- WLL - IEEE 802.16 - Wireless Internet - IP and TCP in Wireless domain

2. AD HOC Wireless Networks - Cellular and Ad hoc networks - Applications of Ad hoc networks - Issues in Ad hoc networks - MAC protocols for Ad hoc networks

3. Routing Protocols for Ad hoc Networks - Classification - Table driven, On demand, Hierarchical Routing Protocols- Energy Management in Ad hoc Networks

4. Wireless Sensor Networks - Architecture - Data Dissemination and Gathering - Location Discovery - Applications of WSNs – Operating system and programming for Sensor Network

5. Emerging trends in Ad hoc Networks - Mobility models for Ad hoc Networks - Security - Ultra Wideband Systems - Hybrid Wireless Networks


1. Wireless Networks: Anurag Kumar, D. Manjunath, Joy Kuri, (1st Ed.), Morgan Kaufman (2008)
2. Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols, C. Siva Ram Murthy and B. S. Manoj, (2nd Ed.), Pearson Education (2005)
3. Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications, Carlos de Morais Cordeiro and Dharma Prakash Agrawal, (1st Ed.), World Scientific (2007)
4. Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks: Azzedine Boukerche (Edited volume), Wiley-IEEE press (2008)

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