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Spring 2017-2018
* COS 463 / ELE 463   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Wireless Networks

Kyle A. Jamieson

This course covers the design and implementation of wireless networks, from signals to bits to datagrams. Students will gain an understanding of the principles and techniques behind the design of modern wireless local-area and wide-area networks, as well as their interaction with the design of the rest of the Internet. The class will provide an introduction to the wireless physical layer, presented in a way that is accessible for students with solely a computer systems and networking background.

Sample reading list:
Beard and Stallings, Pearson, 2016., Wireless Communication Networks and Systems
Perahia and Stacey, Cambridge University Press, 2015, Next Generation Wireless LANs: 802.11n and 802.11ac,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Five to six lab-based programming assignments.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Programming Assignments - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Statistical, design or other software use required
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisite - COS 217. Knowledge of C and one other programming language helpful, but not required..

Other information:
Through laboratory-based programming exercises in C++, Python, and Matlab on software-defined radios, students will apply their understanding to build practical real-world wireless networks. The course will be a COS systems-track course.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43366 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Green Hall   0-S-6   Enrolled:16 Limit:50
43367 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am F   Friend Center   009   Enrolled:7 Limit:25
43368 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm F   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:9 Limit:25