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Fall 2012

IC636: Wireless Networks (Fall 2012)


Instructor:
Kyung-Joon Park
Office hours: By appointment, 3-309 DGIST

Textbooks:

  • No required textbook

Course Description:
Several major topics related to wireless networking will be covered, including a brief overview of physical layer issues, multiple access, TCP over wireless, and routing protocols for wireless LANs and ad hoc networks, sensor networks, and some security-related issues.

Grading policies:
Exam 70%, Homework 30%

Announcement:

  • Reading assignment 1: Submit a summary (including your own opinions) of the paper by Gupta and Kumar in the reading list before the midterm exam.
  • Reading assignment 2: Submit your summary on G. Bianchi's paper in the reading list (due: November 6th).
  • Homework: Submit your summary why two-hop relay is better than direct communication in mobile ad hoc networks (due: November 13th).
    • Hint: Find "interference-limited" and "distance-limited" in this paper
  • The final exam is scheduled at 1 pm, December 20th
  • The midterm exam is scheduled at 1:30 pm, October 23rd

Lectures:

  • [September 4] Introduction to physical layer issues
  • [September 6] Introduction to physical layer issues
  • [September 10] Medium access control - Basic MAC protocol (2-hour makeup class)
  • [September 11] Medium access control - Slotted access
  • [September 13] No class (Global Future Internet Week 2012)
  • [September 17] Medium access control - Slotted and unslotted accesses (2-hour makeup class)
  • [September 18] Medium access control - Slot size selection
  • [September 20] Medium access control - Carrier sense
  • [September 24] Medium access control - Collision aviodance (2-hour makeup class)
  • [September 25] Medium access control - Tradeoff between carrier sense and transmit power
  • [September 27, October 2 and 4] No class (Chuseok)
  • [October 9] Medium access control - Virtual CS
  • [October 11] Medium access control - Backoff mechanism
  • [October 16] Medium access control - Backoff mechanism (cont'd)
  • [October 18] Medium access control - Capacity on wireless networks
  • [October 23] Midterm exam
  • [October 25] No class (midterm exam week)
  • [October 30] Invited talks at the opening ceremony of Global CPS Center
  • [November 1] Medium access control - Backoff mechanism (cont'd)
  • [November 6] Understanding the capacity-delay tradeoff in wireless networks
  • [November 8] No class
  • [November 13] Medium access control - Fairness issues
  • [November 15] Medium access control -Rate and power control
  • [November 20] Medium access control -Rate and power control (cont'd)
  • [November 22] Throughput-optimal CSMA (guest lecture by Prof. Changhee Joo)
  • [November 27] Switch architecture
  • [November 29] Scheduling in switches
  • [December 4] Basics of wireless scheduling
  • [December 6] DGIF 2012
  • [December 12] Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF
  • [December 13] Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF (cont'd)

Reading list:
Network capacity

Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF

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