61153 Mobile Computing

Course Description

This course covers both the theory and practice of wireless networking. Students study the fundamentals of wireless communications i.e., Antennas types; radiation pattern; Antenna gain-propagation modes; Line of sight transmission: Impairment; Fading in wireless environment and error compensation methods; Capacity allocation: FDMA; TDMA; CDMA and their combinations; Cellular Radio Technologies and networks: Architecture; Organization; Frequency reuse; Operation; Functions; Handoff; power control; traffic engineering; First, Second and Third generations of Mobile network operators

Learning Objective

  • 1. To learn about the concepts and principles of mobile computing
  • 2. To explore both theoretical and practical issues of mobile computing
  • 3. To develop skills of finding solutions and building software for mobile computing applications.



Books for this Course

  • Textbook: The Complete Wireless Communications Professional: A Guide for Engineers and Managers William Webb, Artech House, 2nd edition, 2005

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015

Course Prerequisite