Advanced Wireless Networking builds on and extends the specialised knowledge and skills students acquired in the NMIT core unit 'Network Systems'. It identifies and analyses at an advanced level key existing and emerging wireless networking technologies. It also examines the history of wireless network development, standardization, and deployment. The complex problems each technology was designed to solve and the relationship between technologies in the marketplace are elaborated. Key technical and usage trends (current and emerging) are addressed. Topics include: The Wireless Ecosystem, Wireless Personal, Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, Various Generations of Cellular Communications: 2G, 3G, 4G and beyond.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT6110

Prerequisites

NIT5110 - Networking Systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review and analyse existing wireless networks in order to conceptually map current and emerging mobile devices technology;  
  2. Investigate wireless system requirements and extrapolate findings to develop wireless networks for mobile communication; and  
  3. Elucidate and justify the advantages of the proposed wireless network design to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Weekly Labs (100 word report for each Lab) 20%
Project Design Project Report (2000 words) 20%
Test Semester Test (1 hour) 20%
Examination Final Examination (3 hours) 40%

Required reading

Wireless Networking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges 1st ed.
Burbank, J.L., Andrusenko, J., Everett, J.S., Kasch, W.T.M., (2013)
Wiley-IEEE Press

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