Current postgraduate taught students
COMP61242: Mobile Communications (2012-2013)
Understanding of concepts underlying current developments in mobile communications and wireless computer networks.
|Programme outcome||Unit learning outcomes||Assessment|
|A1 A2||Understanding of the systems, protocols and mechanisms needed to support mobility in communications and computing equipment such as mobile phones, portable computers and PDA's.|
|A1 A2||Understanding of the issues involved and techniques used in the design of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks.|
|A1 A2||Understanding of digital transmission methods, radio propagation and the effects of radio interference.|
|A1 A2 B1 C1 C2 D4||Practical experience and analysis of the effects of radio interference on transmissions between a wireless LAN access point and a mobile computer, and the effectiveness of bit-error control methods.|
|B1 C1 C2 D4||The experience of using an industrial standard network simulation package, such as OPNET.|
Introduction to wireless networking & mobile communications.
Protocols supporting mobility.
Application layer issues: multimedia, VoIP & VoWLAN.
Network & transport layer issues: Mobile-IP & Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Mobile-TCP, indirect-TCP & Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).
Security in mobile computing.
Medium Access Control (MAC) issues: MAC protocols for digital cellular systems such as GSM & wireless LANs. Near-far effect. Hidden and exposed terminals. Collision avoidance (RTS-CTS) protocols.
Error control in data-link layer.
Digital modulation & transmission
Radio propagation & antennae