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Fall 2013

IC636: Wireless Networks (Fall 2013)


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 by the midterm exam.
  • Reading assignment 2: Submit a summary (including your own opinions) of the paper by G. Bianchi in the reading list by the midterm exam.
  • Reading assignment 3: Summarize the key differences between the single-hop model in "On the capacity of wireless CSMA/CA multihop networks" and that in the paper by G. Bianchi (due: November 12).
  • Homework: Submit your summary why two-hop relay is better than direct communication in mobile ad hoc networks (due: November 26).
    • Hint: Find "interference-limited" and "distance-limited" in this paper
  • Reading assignment 4: Submit a summary of the two papers on TCP in the reading list. Please note that the first one is quite long (due: December 17).
  • The midterm exam is scheduled at 1:30 pm, October 24
  • The final exam is scheduled at 1:30 pm, December 19

Lectures:

  • [September 3] Introduction to physical layer issues
  • [September 5] Introduction to physical layer issues (cont'd)
  • [September 10] Medium access control - Basic MAC protocol
  • [September 12] Medium access control - Slotted and unslotted accesses, slot size selection
  • [September 16] Carrier sense (makeup class)
  • [September 17 & 19] No class (Chuseok (민족최대의 명절인 추석))
  • [September 24] Collision avoidance
  • [September 26] Tradeoff between carrier sense and transmit power
  • [October 1] No class
  • [October 3] No class (Gaecheonjeol (개천절))
  • [October 7] Medium access control - Virtual CS (makeup class)
  • [October 8] Medium access control - Backoff mechanism
  • [October 10] Medium access control - Backoff mechanism (cont'd)
  • [October 15] Lost week
  • [October 17] Lost week
  • [October 22] No class (midterm exam week)
  • [October 24] Midterm exam
  • [October 29] Backoff mechanism and fairness issues
  • [October 31] No class (라온제)
  • [November 5] Fairness issues and rate control
  • [November 7] Rate and power control
  • [November 12] Understanding the capacity-delay tradeoff in wireless networks
  • [November 14] Switch architecture and switching algorithms
  • [November 19 & 21] No class (DGIF 2013)
  • [November 26] Wireless scheduling
  • [November 28] Wireless scheduling (cont'd)
  • [December 3] Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF
  • [December 5] Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF (cont'd)
  • [3 pm, December 8] Throughput analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF (makeup class)
  • [December 9 & 11] No class (Globecom 2013)
  • [December 17] No class (final week)
  • [December 19] Final exam

Reading list:
Network capacity

Performance analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF

TCP

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