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SSY145 - Wireless networks
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Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPCOM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Department: 32 - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 13121
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   08 Oct 2021 pm J

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPCSN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Tommy Svensson


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in random processes, data communication, and computer networks are recommended.

Aim

This course focuses on wireless data communications including wireless Internet. The students acquire knowledge into the current and future state-of-the-art of technology in the field of wireless communications. Another goal of the course is to ensure that student can explain the impact of commercial, political, and regulatory factors on the design of wireless systems. The course will treat current relevant technologies, and the exact content may change from year to year.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Explain how wireless systems should be designed to successfully carry various information
  • Explain the fundamentals about wireless security 
  • Describe the main technologies used in modern wireless network to provide QoS and fairness 
  • Describe the most important standardization and spectrum regulation bodies, how they interact, and how they impact the design of technical systems 
  • Write a report about a current hot topic by identifying and studying the appropriate literature 
  • Orally present an overview of the literature covering a current hot topic.

Content

  • Background
  • Short introduction to wireless communications 
    • Limitations imposed by the wireless channel
    • Countermeasures to overcome these limitations
  • Overview and analysis of modern wireless networks
  • Overview of spectrum regulation bodies
  • Overview of wireless system standardisation bodies
  • Effective techniques for oral presentations
  • Current hot topics (will change from year to year)

Organisation

The course is comprised of approximately 18 lectures, workshops, and one project related to a current hot topic. A significant part of the lectures are guest lectures given by industry experts. This is complemented by more lectures on fundamentals given by academics.

Literature

To be decided.

Examination including compulsory elements

The final grade (TH) is based on scores from the project, quizzes, and the written exam. The project, quizzes and the written exam are mandatory in the sense that they must be passed to pass the course.



The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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