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Core/Elective:Elective Semester: 1 Credits: 3

This course focuses on imparting knowledge about the practical aspects of wireless network systems with the required basic principles behind them, along with some practical assignments. The course examines the conceptual framework for specifying a wireless network and the related protocols


Comprehend and demonstrate command in the principles of wireless networking.
Describe the networking technologies including Cellular networks, WLANs and WWANs.
Understand the functions of TCP/IP and the organization of the Internet.
Design and evaluate a wireless network in terms of cost, performance, privacy and security.
Plan and design a small and practical network for home or small business applications under a specified set of constraints
To understand new trends and emerging technologies


1. Overview of wireless systems – teletraffic engineering – Radio propagation – Pathloss models – Digital communication over radio channels – Modeling of a Wireless Channel - Capacity of wireless channels – AWGN channel -Fading channels

2. Cellular concepts – Multiple access and interfernce management- Narrowband and Wideband systems- GSM, CDMA and OFDM - Channel reuse analysis- spread spectrum and CDMA systems – Random access and Wireless LANs – Data and voice sessions over 802.11 – Association in WLANs

3. Wide-Area Wireless Networks – GSM evolution for data – UMTS architeture – QoS in UMTS – HSDPA – FOMA - CDMA evolution

4. Design of a wireless network – radio design for a cellular network – Link budget for GSM and CDMA

5. Beyond 3G – HSPA+, WiMAX and LTE – Cognitive radio networks


1. Wireless Communications & Networking (1st Ed): Vijay K Garg, Morgan Kaufmann (2007)
2. Wireless Networks: Anurag Kumar, D. Manjunath, Joy Kuri, (1st Ed.), Morgan Kaufman (2008)
3. An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE and 4G Mobile Communications (2nd Ed): Christopher Cox, Wiley (2012)
4. Web Resources: ieee.org

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