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Unit of study_

ELEC5509: Mobile Networks

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.

Code ELEC5509
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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ELEC3505 AND ELEC3506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work in a team, assume diverse roles and responsibilities, show initiative and leadership, as well as receptiveness to various contributions and viewpoints to reach a multilateral consensus in the approach and results of projects
  • LO2. design new elements for the next generation of networks by undertaking investigation and knowledge development in often ill-defined problems using technical principles and methodologies developed as stepping stones
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of existing technologies for mobile Internet and how they can be used, optimized, and enhanced for practical situations using concepts and techniques presented
  • LO4. analyse the new developments in the field of mobile communications and mobile internet
  • LO5. demonstrate proficiency in assessing new developments in the field of mobile communications and internet using principles, techniques and tools developed throughout the course
  • LO6. present technical material clearly and concisely in terms that are adequate for the expected level of understanding of the audience using varied media tools and aids.

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