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									                                                       ENEL633 COURSE OUTLINE
                                                                      Fall 2009

1. Calendar Information

ENEL633 Wireless Networks

Overview of the components and architectural alternatives for wireless networks. Review
of existing and proposed wireless network standards (e.g., Advanced Mobile Phone
System – AMPS, Digital AMPS, Interim Standard 95 – IS95, Global System for Mobile
Communications – GSM, Code Division Multiple Access 2000 – CDMA2000, Universal
Mobile Telecommunications System – UMTS, etc.). Discussion of wireless network
communication protocols including network access control protocols, routing, congestion
and flow control protocols, mobility and resource management protocols. Modeling and
analysis of wireless networks and performance in the context of voice, data and video
services making use of mathematical and simulation techniques. Outline of current and
future research challenges in wireless.
Course Hours: H(3)

2. Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
   •   Define the basic features and characteristics of wireless networks and distinguish
       among the different types of wireless networks and standards
   •   Define the features and characteristics of the higher layer protocols (above the
       physical layer) used in wireless networks
   •   Perform coverage and capacity design of wireless networks
   •   Analyze the performance of wireless networks using mathematical and
       simulation techniques
   •   Define a wireless networking research problem and solve the problem

3. Timetable
    Section           Days of the            Start          Duration          Location
                        Week                 Time          (Minutes)
       L01               TuTh                09:00             75              ICT 518
4. Course Instructors

Section            Name                   Phone          Office              Email
  L01       Abraham Fapojuwo           403-220-8524      ICT 310

Tutorial Instructors: Not Applicable
Section             Name                  Phone          Office              Email

Laboratory Instructors: Not Applicable
Section            Name                Phone             Office              Email

5. Examinations
The following examination will be held in this course:
   •    Final: 3 hours on Thursday, December 10, 2009, 9:00 am to 12 noon in ICT 518
        (closed book, closed notes)

6. Use of Calculators in Examinations
   •    Only non-programmable calculators may be used during examinations.

7. Final Grade Determination
The final grade in ENEL633 will be based on the following components:
             Component                                             Weight
             Assignments (3 Assignments are planned)               20    %
             Individual Research Project                           40    %
             Final Examination                                     40    %

             TOTAL                                                 100   %
Note: It is not necessary to earn a passing grade on the final exam in order to pass the
course as a whole.

8. Principles of Conduct
The University of Calgary Calendar includes a statement on the Principles of Conduct
expected of all members of the University community (including students, faculty,
administrators, any category of staff, practicum supervisors and volunteers) whether on
or off the University’s property. This statement applies in all situations where the
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Members of the University Community are acting in their University capacities. All
Members of the University Community have a responsibility to familiarize themselves
with this statement, which is available at:
The Engineering Students’ Society Code of Conduct was developed to ensure that
students are safe and free from danger and risk, and that discussion, criticism and
comment are encouraged within a framework of professional behaviour. The
Engineering Students’ Society Code of Conduct is available at:

9. Academic Misconduct/Plagiarism
The University of Calgary Calendar defines plagiarism as:
        “submitting or presenting work in a course as if it were the student’s own work
        done expressly for that particular course when, in fact, it is not.”
Plagiarism is academic misconduct. Please read the section in the University Calendar
on Plagiarism/Cheating/Other Academic Misconduct which is available at:

10. Textbook
The following textbook is required for this course:
Title                  Wireless Communications and Networking
Author(s)              Vijay K. Garg
Edition, Year          2nd edition, 2007
Publisher              Morgan Kauffman

11. Academic Accommodation Policy
It is the student’s responsibility to request academic accommodations. If you are a
student with a documented disability who may require academic accommodation and
have not registered with the Disability Resource Centre, please contact their office at
403.220.8237. Students who have not registered with the Disability Resource Centre
are not eligible for formal academic accommodation. You are also required to discuss
your needs with your instructor no later than fourteen (14) days after the start of this

12. Engineering FOIP Policy
    Protection of Student Examinations and Course Work Under the Freedom of
        Information and Protection of Privacy Act of the Province of Alberta
The Schulich School of Engineering policy is intended to ensure that examinations and
term-work of students in engineering courses are protected with respect to privacy. The
philosophy behind the policy is that marked student examinations and term-work

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(hereafter called “student’s work) should be available only to the student and to staff in
the Schulich School of Engineering who have a need to see the material. This includes
academic staff, graduate assistants and support staff. Please read the Schulich School
of Engineering FOIP Policy:

13. Environmental Health and Safety
The University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering operate on the
premise of the Internal Responsibility System which identifies that all individuals,
including students and visitors, share the responsibility for ensuring a safe working,
learning and living environment.
To this end students are responsible for:
    •   reporting any unsafe conditions or actions to their Professor or a University
    •   reporting all accidents or incidents to their Professor or a University
        Representative as soon as possible after the incident has occurred; there is a
        requirement to report incidents which include, a sudden or unforeseen event
        which could or has caused an injury or occupational illness; a release of
        hazardous materials to the environment, or a near miss;
    •   understanding that just because a hazard can’t be seen doesn’t mean it doesn’t
        exist and evacuate the building immediately if the fire bells are initiated leaving
        through the nearest exit and moving away from the building. Failure to do so puts
        your safety and the safety of emergency responders at risk and goes against our
        premise of Safety First.
For more information on Occupational Health & Safety, please consult the University’s
Environmental Health and Safety website:

14. Course Content
Topic 1: Introduction to Terrestial Wireless Networks
                 • Definition of Wireless Networks
                 • Evolution of Wireless Networks
                 • Wireless Networks’ Requirements and Architectural Model
                 • Challenges for Wireless Networks

Topic 2: Wireless Networks’ Architecture and Standards
                 • Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs): 1G, 2G, 3G & B3G Networks
                 • Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs): IEEE802.16 & variants
                 • Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs): IEEE802.11 & variants
                 • Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs): IEEE802.15, Wireless Sensor
                 • Heterogeneous Wireless Network Architecture: Integrated 802.11 & 3G WWAN

Topic 3: Wireless Networks’ Planning, Design and Performance Modeling
                 • Coverage Planning & Design
                 • Capacity Dimensioning & Design
                 • Queueing-theoretic modeling framework for Wireless Networks
                 • System-level simulation modeling framework for Wireless Networks
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                •   Performance Case Study: Simulation of outage probability in a cellular network

Topic 4: Access Control and Routing Protocols for Wireless Networks
                 • Medium Access Control Protocols
                 • Wireless System Security Protocols
                 • Call Routing Protocols
                 • Transport Control Protocol (TCP) over wireless
                 • Performance Case Study: Throughput analysis of TCP over wireless links

Topic 5: Mobility Management in Wireless Networks
                 • Location management: registration vs. paging
                 • Mobility models for Wireless Networks
                 • Handoff management
                 • Performance Case Study: Mobility management signaling cost estimation

Topic 6: Resource Management for Wireless Networks
                • The resource management problem in wireless networks
                • Resource management schemes: fixed channel vs. dynamic channel allocation
                • Resource management for handoff traffic
                • Performance Case Study: Channel allocation to new and handoff calls in cellular

Topic 7: Research Directions in Wireless Networking
                • Open Research Problems in Wireless Networking
                • Hot research topics in Wireless Networking

15. Course Material
Softcopy of Lecture Notes, Assignments, and other relevant information are
downloadable from the ENEL 633 Blackboard site.
Watch out for email announcements on the availability of course material, as the term

Template revised on 6 August 2009 (RWB)

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