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Spring 2018-2019
* COS 463 / ELE 463   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Wireless Networks

Kyle A. Jamieson

This course surveys the design and implementation of wireless networks, from underlying digital signals, through bits and error control methods, to their interaction with overlying inter-networking protocols. The course will provide an introduction to the wireless physical layer in a way that is accessible for students with solely a computer systems and networking background. Students will gain an understanding of the principles and techniques behind the design of modern wireless local- and wide-area networks, as well as their interaction with the rest of the Internet.

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:
Four-to-five 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
40671 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:23 Limit:50
40672 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M   Friend Center   016   Enrolled:8 Limit:25
40673 P02 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm T   Friend Center   016   Enrolled:15 Limit:25