This unit of study serves as an introduction to communications network research. The unit relies on a solid understanding of data communications and mobile networks. It introduces some of the currently most debated research topics in mobile networking and presents an overview of different technical solutions. Students are expected to critically evaluate these solutions in their context and produce an objective analysis of the advantages/disadvantages of the different research proposals. The general areas covered are wireless Internet, mobility management, quality of service in mobile and IP networks, ad hoc networks, and cellular network architectures. The following topics are covered. Introduction to wireless and mobile Internet. Wireless cellular data networks. Cellular mobile networks. Mobile networks of the future. Quality of service in a mobile environment. Traffic modelling for wireless Internet. Traffic management for wireless Internet. Mobility management in mobile networks. Transport protocols for mobile networks. Internet protocols for mobile networks.
|Academic unit||Electrical and Information Engineering|
|ELEC3505 (Communications) and ELEC3506 (Data Communications and the Internet) or similar units that covers these topics|
|ELEC3505 or ELEC9505 AND ELEC3506 or ELEC9506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor|
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