[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 Monday afterclass-1700 R316
TA 魏佑霖 Tue. 1500-1700 R424
TA 沈雯萱 Tue. 1500-1700 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 course exercise lecture Notes
1 9/11 Overview & Basics
  • Course information [pdf]
2 9/18 Basics
  • PathLoss and SINR [pdf]
3 9/25 Modulation
3 9/30(補10/9) VLC/propagation
  • Signal constellation[pdf]
4 10/2 propagation
5 10/9 調整放假
6 10/16 WiFi
7 10/23 MIMO 1
  • Large scale fading [pdf]
8 10/30 MIMO 2
  • Small scale fading [pdf]
9 11/6 期中放假
10 11/13 Spread Spectrum and Diversity
11 11/20 Proposal presentation
  • OFDM(CFO/SFO) [pdf]
12 11/27 Visible Light Communication
13 12/4 Positioning
14 12/11 Vehicular Networks
  • SNR and error rate [pdf]
  • Shannon Theorem [pdf]
15 12/18 Final project discussion
16 12/25 Final project discussion
17 1/1 元旦放假
18 1/8 期末考週 final project presentation

Experimental projects

Lab Announce Due Problems Files/Samples
Lab1 9/30 10/26 CamCom [pptx][pdf]
Lab2 11/20 12/14 Channel estimation [pptx][pdf]
Final Project 10/2 11/20, 1/8 Final Project Description分組名單
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