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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6595

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2079 2003-05-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 210600000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ravi Sankar 9744769

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6595 Wireless Network Architectures and Protocols

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Wireless Net
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EEL 6593 - Mobile and Personal Communications (or) CI



    Course Description

    Wireless systems and standards. Network fundamentals. Channel characteristics, models. Modulation/coding, spread spectrum. Multiple access control: TDMA/FDMA/CDMA. Mobility/resource management. Wireless network architecture-cellular, satellite, broadband.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.


    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?


    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Expose the students to the state-of-the-art wireless communication systems and standards. Provide knowledge required for the design, analysis, modeling, and simulation of the network architectures and protocols for wireless systems

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Does "wireless" mean "less wires" or "no wires"?What are 1G, 2G, and 3G wireless systems? Are there any differences between wireless, mobile and cellular systems?What are the air interface protocols?Do you know the evolution of cdmaOne to cdma2000 and w-cdma and various other major mobile radio systems such as IS-54/IS-136/TDMA and GSM?What are the current standards and status of wireless networks (voice/data)?Why is mobility management one of the most important issues?What is handover and what are the strategies for mobility management for future generation networks? The students in this course will understand these topics and will be able to answer these and many other questions on the subject of wireless networks.

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of Wireless Systems and Standards; Historical Perspectives Transmission Fundamentals Signaling, Medium, MultiplexingNetwork Fundamentals Switching, Protocols, OSI modelHigh-speed Networks (ATM) and Internet (TCP/IP) Wireless Communication Fundamentals Spectral allocation, Cellular concept-frequency re-use, Co-channel interference, System capacityPhysical Layer Antennas and propagation characteristics, Mobile radio fading channels, Modulation and coding Multiple Access Control TDMA, FDMA, SDMA, CDMANetwork Layer Mobilty management, Handoff and Location management, Channel allocation and Call admission, Network signaling, Registration, Roaming, Traffic engineering, QoS metrics and managementCellular Networks 1G/2G/3G - TDMA, CDMA and GSM systemsOther Wireless Networks Satellite, Cordless systems and WLL, Broadband systems (LMDS,MMDS,wATM)Wireless LANs IEEE 802.11, HIPERLAN, BluetoothWireless Internet Mobile IP, WAPData Networks CDPD, GPRS

    D. Textbooks

    Wireless Communications and Networks, W. Stallings, Prentice-Hall, 2002,ISBN# 0-13-040864-6

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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