[CSIE 5521] Wireless Networking - Fundamentals and Applications


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Wireless Networks is one of the fastest growing technologies in the past two decades. Today we are surrounded by devices which utilize wireless radio transceivers for communications/networking with each other, such as mobile phones (3G/3.5G/4G cellular networks), laptops (WiFi/Bluetooth), FM/AM radios, satellite TV, cordless phones, etc, and they play a crucial role in our daily life: imagine how disastrous a day would be when you do not have your cell phone/laptop/TV.

Many students with a computer science background always consider the wireless system to be a mysterious blackbox or pipe: it will swallow the input bits from one end and spit out the bits at the other end of the wireless link with a fixed error probability. This is, of course, nowhere close to the reality. In this course, we will demystify the world of wireless networks for you. You will learn about the most bottom layer (in the sense of OSI’s 7 layer architecture), talking about how the information bits are manipulated into signals to be transmitted in the air, or how the signal propagates between the transmitter and the receiver, to the middle layers, about how multiple devices can share the same transmission medium in an orderly fashion, or how the information are routed in a large-scale wireless network, and to the top layer, about how different application requirements affect the design of the wireless systems.

In the course, we will also have several experimental projects for the students to learn about the wireless networks from their first-hand experience. The projects will involve developing and implementing various parts in a wireless system.

Course Information

Teaching Team

Name Office hour Room
Instructor Michael Tsai TBD R316
Instructor Kate Lin TBD TBD
TA 曾華彥 Thur. 16:00~17:00 R424
TA 李佳福 Thur. 16:00~17:00 R424
TA 吳欣宜 Thur. 16:00~17:00 R424
TA 黃昶榮 Thur. 16:00~17:00 R424
TA 陳冠廷 Thur. 16:00~17:00 R424

Please direct send all your questions to wn@csie.ntu.edu.tw and the e-mails will be forwarded to all members of the teaching team.

Please make sure the title of your mail starts with “[WNFA]”. ex. “[WNFA] lab1 question”

Class Schedule & Lecture Notes

Week Date Events Course topic lecture Notes
1 2/27 228補假
2 3/6 Overview & Basics
  • Course information [pdf]
  • basics_1_handnotes [pdf]
3 3/13 Basics
  • basics_2_handnotes_v2 [pdf]
4 3/20 Modulation
  • Modulation [pdf]
5 3/27 VLC/ propagation (path loss & shadowing)
  • Path Loss and Shadowing [pdf]
6 4/3 兒童節補假
7 4/10 Kate's lecture WiFi
  • WiFi Physical Layer [pdf]
  • WiFi MAC Layer [pdf]
8 4/17 Kate's lecture MIMO
  • WiFi Physical Layer_v2 [pdf]
  • MIMO [pdf]
9 4/24 期中考週, 補5/22課 Propagation (Fading)
  • Small-Scale Fading_v2[pdf]
  • Small-Scale Fading II [pdf]
10 5/1 Spread Spectrum and Diversity
  • Spread Spectrum_v2[pdf]
  • Diversity_v2[pdf]
11 5/8 MAC&WSN
12 5/15 Routing
  • Routing_2014pdf
  • Routing[pdf]
13 5/22 No class
14 5/29 Kate's lecture Advanced Topics
15 6/5 Vehicular Networks
  • Vehicular Network [pdf]
16 6/12 系上畢業典禮 (Transport Layer)
17 6/19 端午節放假
18 6/26 期末考週 final project presentation

Experimental projects

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