Weekly (tentative) Schedule (For a 3-Credit course)

Week Date Topics Notes Assignments
1 Jan 9, 2018 Lecture 1. Class logistics, project intro, class intro  
Lecture 2. Wireless and mobile networking: facts, statistics, and trends; Project guidelines   In-class quiz on prerequisites (No grade)
2 Jan 16, 2018 Lecture 3. Linux-in-the-cloud introduction   Homework 1 due (LaTeX paper template)
Lecture 4. NS-3 introduction  
3 Jan 23, 2018 Lecture 5. (phy): Wireless coding and modulation   Homework 2 due (NS-3 installation and basic simulation)
Lecture 6. (link): Frame encoding, decoding, bit stuffing  
4 Jan 30, 2018 Lecture 7. (phy): Wireless signal propagation   Project paper topics due (Project done in groups of 2)
Lecture 8. (link): Medium access control (MAC)  
5 Feb 6, 2018 Lecture 9. (phy) 802.11 Wi-Fi   Project paper references due
Lecture 10. (link) 802.11 Wi-Fi  
6 Feb 13, 2018 Lecture 11. Mobile IP   Homework 3 due (WiFi simulation scenarion in NS-3)
Lecture 12. WiGig, WiHD  
7 Feb 20, 2018 Lecture 13. VaNETs   Homework 4 due (Mobile IP simulation in NS-3)
Lecture 14. IoT, Named Data Networking intro  
8 Feb 27, 2018 Lecture 15. Bluetooth   Homework 5 due (Mesh network simulation in NS-3)
Lecture 16. 802.15.4 Wireless Personal Networks (WPNs)  
9 Mar 6, 2018 Lecture 17. ZigBee   Homework 6 due (Conference paper review)
Lecture 18. Low power WANs, LoRA  
10 Mar 13, 2018 (no class) Spring break Project paper outline due (Powerpoint slides)
11 Mar 20, 2018 (no class) Take home exam
12 Mar 27, 2018 Lecture 19. Cellular  
Lecture 20. LTE  
13 Apr 3, 2018 Lecture 21. LTE-A   Homework 7 (LTE simulation scenario in NS-3)
Lecture 22. 5G  
14 Apr 10, 2018 Project presentations   Project paper due
Project presentations  
15 Apr 17, 2018 Project presentations   Homework 8 due (Project paper reviews)
Project presentations  

Schedule updated on 2017-12-27 23:06:40 UTC