Wireless Mobile Communication

Course Code:  MCA5132

Course Title: Wireless Mobile Communication (4 Credits)   




Course Contents


Unit-1: Introduction to mobile communication and computing: This unit explains the application and significance of mobile communications. This unit discusses the mobile and wireless devices along with the history of wireless communication. It also discusses the simple Reference Model of communication in brief.


Unit 2: Wireless Transmission – I: This unit discusses the various frequencies used for communication. This unit deals with the types of signals and the antennas used for communication. You will also learn the methods of signal propagation and the techniques of multiplexing.


Unit 3: Wireless Transmission – II: In this unit, you will learn how signals are propagated using various modulation techniques - analog modulation and digital modulation. You will also learn about the spread Spectrum technology like Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). This unit also discusses the cellular systems used for mobile communications along with the way frequency and planned.


Unit 4: Wireless Medium Access Control: This unit deals with the reasoning of need for a Specialized MAC in wireless domain. You will learn about various medium accessing technique viz. Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA), Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).


Unit 5: Wireless Telecommunication Systems – I: You will study the global systems used for Mobile (GSM) Communications. You will knowabout the architecture of a GSM sstem and GSM –TDMA/ FDMA frame and  various types of logical channels in GSM system and the use ofGSM hierarchy of frames GSM protocol layers for signaling is also discussed in this unit along with the mechanism of localization and calling.


Unit 6: Wireless Telecommunication Systems – II: This unit discusses the types of handover in GSM system. You will also study about how data Services are provided in GSM. system. You will study about the High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).


Unit 7: Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS): In this unit, you will learn the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) where UMTS system architecture and UMTS radio interface are discussed. You will also study about UTRA Network (UTRAN) in this unit.


Unit 8: Wireless LANs: This unit discusses various mobile communication technologies according to IEEE. You will study about the characteristics of wireless LANs and the comparison of infrared and radio transmission technologies. You will also study about infrastructure-based wireless networks along with the Ad hoc wireless networks. Architecture of an infrastructure based IEEE 802.11 and architecture of IEEE 802.11 ad hoc network is also discussed in this unit. You will also learn about the various IEEE standards of 802.11.


Unit 9: Mobile Network Layer: In this unit, you will learn about Mobile IP technology. You will study the goals, assumptions and requirements of Mobile IP. You will also study the techniques and various entities and terminologies of mobile IP. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is also discussed in this unit.


Unit 10: Mobile Transport Layer – I: You will learn about the traditional TCP protocol and the need of modifying this protocol in wireless domain. You will study how the classical TCP is improved into Indirect TCP, Snooping TCP and Mobile TCP.


Unit 11: Mobile Transport Layer – II: In this unit you will study other methods of improving the TCP for wireless domain. You will also study Fast retransmit/fast recovery, Transmission/ time-out freezing, Selective retransmission and Transaction oriented TCP as the improvements for TCP in wireless domain. You will also be briefed about the TCP Over 2.5/3G wireless networks.


Unit 12: Data Processing and Mobility: You will study about the effect of mobility of the mobile nodes and the way data are categorized and managed when the nodes are mobile. You will also study about the way transactions are managed in Mobile Database Systems. Various execution models for mobile database system are also discussed in this unit.


Unit 13: Mobile Ad hoc Networks: You will learn about Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) in this unit. You will study about the properties of a MANET and the spectrum of MANET applications. Various routing algorithms used in MANETs are also discussed in this unit along with the security aspects in MANETs.


Unit 14: 4G Technology: In this unit, 4G technology and its various flavors are discussed. You will study about the WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access), LTE (Long Term Evolution) and HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) technology in this unit.


Unit 15: HTML5 on Mobile Devices: This unit deals with the HTML5 technology required for mobile websites and mobile applications on mobile operating systems. You will study the tools of HTML5 which are very relevant for developing the web applications for the mobile devices.