Mobile Communications Networks

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3 Credits

EECE 569

Network architectures: cellular networks, ad hoc networks; access protocols; radio and network resource management; quality of service; mobility and location management; routing; mobile-IP; current wireless technologies for personal, local and satellite networks.


To study the technical issues and state-of-the-art techniques in the operation and management of mobile communications networks;To learn the engineering principles and system evaluation methods used in the design of mobile communications networks.

Course Outline

  • Overview of wireless communications
  • Cellular wireless networks
  • 2G, 2.5G and 3G cellular networks
  • Wireless local area networks (Wi-Fi)
  • Wireless wireline interworking, Mobile IP
  • Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET)
  • Wireless personal area networks (Bluetooth, UWB, ZigBee)
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Mobility management and radio resource management
  • Traffic models and mobility models
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Simulations of wireless networks (OPNET, NS2)


Garg, Wireless Communications and Networks, Morgan Kaufmann 2007, ISBN 978-0-12-373580-5.

Kumar, Danjunath and Jury, Wireless Networking,  Morgan Kaufmann 2008, ISBN 978-0-12-374254-4.



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