Introduction of wireless networks, Different generations of wireless networks. Characteristics of the wireless medium : Radio propagation mechanisms, Path loss modelling and signal coverage, Effect of multipath and doppler, Channel measurement and modelling techniques.
Network planning : Introduction, Wireless network topologies, Cellular topology, Cell fundamentals, Signal to interferences radio calculations, Network planning for CDMA systems.
Wireless network operations : Mobility management, Radio resources and power management.
Multiple division techniques : FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM, SDMA. Comparison of multiple division techniques, Modulation techniques - AM, FM, FSK, PSK, QPSK, QAM, 16 QAM
Mobile data networks : Introduction, Data oriented CDPD network, GPRS, EDGE and high data rates, SMS in GSM, Mobile application protocols.
Introduction to wireless LAN, Evolution of WLAN, Wireless home networking, Technologies for Home Area Network (HAN), Overview of IEEE 802.11, Reference architecture, PHY and MAC layer, Wireless ATM, HIPERLAN.
IEEE 802.15 WPAN, HomeRF, Bluetooth, Interference between Bluetooth and 802.11, Adhoc networks, Introduction to 2.5 G and 3 G networks.