Short Range Wireless Networks

Professors Angeliki Alexiou
Course category OPT/T&N
Course ID DS-310
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Aristarchus (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is to focus on short range communications with emphasis on wireless local area networks (WiFi), adhoc networks, wireless sensor networks and applications.

At the end of this course, students will have acquired advanced/in depth knowledge in the field of Short Range Communications, with particular emphasis on baseband processing physical layer techniques, and Medium Access Control design.

The students will be capable of performing numerical calculations of various wireless parameters, stochastic modelling of wireless transceivers and performance assessment by means of analytical evaluations and simulations. The students will also be capable of comprehending the design principle of Wireless Local Area Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks of Internet of Things applications.

Course Contents

  • WiFi techniques, technologies, protocols and standards.
  • Short range communications: Personal Area Networks (PAN), Body Area Networks (BAN), Ultra Wide Band communications.
  • AdHoc Networks: Physical layer and transceiver design, MAC layer design, connectivity, topologies and routing.
  • Wireless Sensor Networks: Information-theoretic bounds on sensor network performance, detection and estimation, cooperative transmission, localization and positioning, energy efficiency.
  • Applications: eCommerce, safety, digital home, eHealth.

Recommended Readings

  • Behrouz A. Forouzan, “Data Communications and Networking”, Fourth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • W Stallings, Wireless Communciations and Networks, Pearson, 2004.
  • D. Tse, P. Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wireless Communciations, 2005.
  • T. S. Rappaport, Wireless communications – Principles and practices, Pearson, 2002.
  • Swami A. (Ed.) (2007): Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kraemer R. & Katz M. (2008): Short-range wireless communications: Emerging technologies and applications, Wiley.
  • Andrea Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.