252-0293-00L  Wireless and Mobile Computing for Entertainment Applications

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersS. Mangold
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish

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AbstractThis course gives a detailed overview about the 802 standards and summarizes the state of the art for WLANs, WPANs, and WMANs, including new topics such as mesh networks, cognitive radio, and visible light communications. The course combines lectures with a set of assignments in which students are asked to work with a simple JAVA simulation software.
ObjectiveThe objective of the course is to learn about the general principles of wireless communications, including physics, frequency spectrum regulation, and standards. Further, the most up-to-date standards and protocols used for wireless LAN IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, mesh networks, sensor networks, cellular networks, visible light communication, and cognitive radios, are analyzed and evaluated. Students develop their own add-on mobile computing algorithms to improve the behavior of the systems, using a Java-based event-driven simulator. We also hand out embedded systems that can be used for experiments for optical communication.
ContentWireless Communication, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Standards, Regulation, Algorithms, Radio Spectrum, Cognitive Radio, Mesh Networks, Optical Communication, Visible Light Communication
Lecture notesThe script will be made available from the course webpage.
Literature(1) The course webpage at http://www.lst.inf.ethz.ch/education/wireless.html
(2) The Java 802 protocol emulator "JEmula802"
(3) WALKE, B. AND MANGOLD, S. AND BERLEMANN, L. (2006) IEEE 802 Wireless Systems Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence. New York U.S.A.: John Wiley & Sons. Nov 2006.
(4) BERLEMANN, L. AND MANGOLD, S. (2009) Cognitive Radio for Dynamic Spectrum Access . New York U.S.A.: John Wiley & Sons. Jan 2009.
(5) MANGOLD, S. ET.AL. (2003) Analysis of IEEE 802.11e for QoS Support in Wireless LANs. IEEE Wireless Communications, vol 10 (6), 40-50.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents should have interest in wireless communication, and should be familiar with Java programming.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersS. Mangold
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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252-0293-00 VWireless Networking and Mobile Computing for Entertainment Applications2 hrs
Mon15-17ML F 38 »
S. Mangold
252-0293-00 UWireless Networking and Mobile Computing for Entertainment Applications1 hrs
Mon17-18ML F 38 »
S. Mangold


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