1. Introduction to Wireless Communication & Systems
Objectives, Wireless Communication Systems, Evolution of Mobile Communication, Application of Mobile Communication, Mobile Radio System Around the World, Examples of Wireless Communication Systems, Paging System, Cordless Telephone System, Cellular Telephone System, Second Generation (2G) Cellular Networks, Third Generation Wireless Networks, 3G W-CDMA (UMTS), 3G CDMA2000, 3G TD-SCDMA, Frequency Reuse, Channel Assignment Strategies, Handoff Strategies, Prioritizing Handoffs, Practical Handoff Considerations, Interference and System Capacity, Co-channel Interference and System Capacity, Channel Planning for Wireless Systems, Adjacent Channel Interference, Power Control for Reducing Interference, Improving Coverage and Capacity in Cellular Systems, Cell Splitting, Cell Sectoring Technique, A Microcell Zone Technique, Repeaters for Range Extension, Frequencies for Radio Transmission and Regulations, Signals, Analog and Digital Data Transmission, Transmission Impairments, Multipath Propagation, Fading, Factors Influencing Small Scale Fading, Error Compensation, Solved Examples, Review Questions.
2. Medium Access Control
Objectives, Introduction, MAC Address, MAC Frame Format, Motivation for a Specialized MAC, Hidden and Exposed Terminal, MAC Schemes, TDMA, CDMA, Problems and Challenges in Wireless Medium Access Controls, Comparison of SDMA, TDMA, FDMA and CDMA, Solved Examples, Review Questions.
3. Telecommunication Systems
Objectives, Introduction : GSM, GSM Mobile Services, Bearer Services, Tele Services, Supplementary Services, GSM Network Architecture, Mobile Station Subsystem (MSS), Base Station Subsystem (BSS), Network and Switching Subsystem (NSS), GSM Signalling Protocol Architecture, Physical Layer, Data Link Layer (DLL), Networking and Messaging Layer, Radio Interface of GSM, Frequency Allocation, Multiple Access Scheme, Frequency Hopping, GSM Speech Signal Processing, Speech Coding, Channel Coding, Interleaving, Burst Assembling, Ciphering, Modulation, Discontinuous Transmission (DTX), Localization and Calling, Handover, Security, Authentication and Access Control, Confidentiality, New Data Service, Introduction to GPRS, GPRS Services, GPRS User Devices, GPRS Control Channels, GPRS Network Architecture, Review Questions.
4. Wireless Local Area Network
Objectives, Introduction, WLAN System Overview, Design Goals of WLAN, Requirements for WLAN, WLAN Technology, Infrared LAN, Radio Transmission LAN, Comparison of WLAN Technologies, Infrared v/s Radio Transmission, Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc Networks, IEEE 802.11, System Architecture of IEEE 802.11, Protocol Architecture of IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, Newer Developments, Applications of WLAN, Review Questions.
5. HIPERLAN and Bluetooth
Objectives, Introduction, HIPERLAN, HIPERLAN-1 Requirements, HIPERLAN-1 Protocol Architecture, Bluetooth, History of Bluetooth, User Scenarios, Bluetooth Protocol Architecture, Radio Layer, Baseband Layer, Link Manager Protocol, L2CAP, Networking, Security, Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Bluetooth Profiles, IEEE 802.15, Review Questions.
6. Mobile Network Layer
Objectives, Mobile IP, The Problem with Mobile in TCP/IP, Terminologies Related to Mobile IP, Goals for Mobile IP, Assumptions of Mobile IP, Requirements of Mobile IP, IP Packets Delivery, Mobile IP Agent Discovery, Registration, Tunneling and Encapsulation, Optimization, Reverse Tunneling, Mobile IPv6, Comparison of Mobile IPv4 and Mobile IPv6, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Significance of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks - MANET, Routing, Routing Types, Destination Sequenced Distance Vector Routing (DSDV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Ad-Hoc On Demand Distance Vector Routing, Temporary Ordered Routing Algorithm, Review Questions.
7. Mobile Transport Layer
Objectives, TCP for Mobility, Classical TCP Improvements, Indirect TCP, Snooping TCP, Mobile TCP, Fast Retransmit/Fast Recovery, Transmission/Time-out Freezing, Selective Retransmission, Selective Repeat (SR), Transaction-Oriented TCP, Review Questions.
8. Mobility Support
Objectives, Introduction, File System, The Coda File System, Design Criteria, Little Work, Ficus, MIo-NFS, Rover, World Wide Web (WWW), Architecture Overview, HTTP, HyperText Language, System Architecture, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Infrastructure of WAP, WAP’s Objectives, Architecture, Content and Capabilities, Benefits from WAP, The Traditional WAP Protocol Stack, Overview, Wireless Session Protocol (WSP), Wireless Transaction Protocol (WTP), Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS), Wireless Datagram Protocol (WDP), Wireless Application Environment (WAE), Wireless Markup Language (WML), WML Examples, Benefits of Using WML, Wireless Telephony Application (WTA), WAP Push Architecture, The Push Framework, Push/Pull Services, WAP1.X, Review Questions.