|Unit level:||Level 6|
|Teaching period(s):||Semester 2|
|Offered by||School of Computer Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?:||Y
Understanding of concepts underlying current developments in mobile communications and wireless computer networks.
Teaching and learning methods
1 day per week (5 weeks)
Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP61242 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.
- Written exam - 50%
- Written assignment (inc essay) - 50%
- Introduction to wireless networking & mobile communications.
- Protocols supporting mobility.
- Application layer issues: multimedia, VoIP & VoWLAN.
- Network & transport layer issues: Mobile-IP & Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Mobile-TCP, indirect-TCP & Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).
- Security in mobile computing.
- Medium Access Control (MAC) issues: MAC protocols for digital cellular systems such as GSM & wireless LANs. Near-far effect. Hidden and exposed terminals. Collision avoidance (RTS-CTS) protocols.
- Error control in data-link layer.
- Digital modulation & transmission
- Radio propagation & antennae
COMP61242 reading list can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.
- Lectures - 35 hours
- Independent study hours - 66 hours