CESE4060 Wireless IoT and local area networks

Topics: Examples of practical wireless systems, and their protocols (incl. physical layer)

The following modules will be discussed during the lectures:

Introduction (example topics):

  • What is wireless networking
  • Where to search for (academic) wireless network literature and resources

Medium Access Control (example topics):

  •  WiFi: hidden/exposed terminal problem, Carrier Sense Multiple Access
  • Bluetooth standard: in-depth look into the channel hopping, protocol specifications

WiFi (example topics):

  • Review of IEEE 802.11 standards
  • Protocol format
  • ISM band regulation
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding
  • WiFi Matlab class (assignment)

IoT networking standards (example topics):

  • LoRa: protocol specifications, energy consumption, modulation format, network design

Review of wireless tools (example topics):

  • Introduction to wireless packet sniffing and analysis using Wireshark (assignment)
  • Simple simulations of WiFi network with NS3

RFID networking (example topics):

  • Principles of backscatter
  • Protocol formats: EPC C1G2
  • RFID hackathon (assignment)

Cognitive radio (example topics):

  • Basics of spectrum management
  • White Space Databases
  • Theory of spectrum sensing

Study Goals

At the end of the course students will be able to: (i) to understand how practical wireless systems work and get a deeper understanding of how the theoretical concepts of wireless communications apply to practice; (ii) employ their own analysis methodology to assess new wireless network systems (especially at the physical layer); (iii) understand rapid prototyping of new wireless systems (for instance, with software defined radio).


Przemysław Pawełczak

Last modified: 2023-11-03


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 0/0/4/0
Contact: Przemysław Pawełczak