Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Wireless and Mobile Networks

BMS Acad. year 2012/2013 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Description of most used wireless and mobile systems. Used frequencies, the role of the Czech Telecommunication Office, modulations, spread spectrum systems, cellular systems. Public phone systems GSM and systems for data transmission (GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE). Spread spectrum system CDMA. Satellite communication systems and satellite navigation systems GPS. Wireless LANs, Wifi, Bluetooth. Network protocols for wireless and mobile networks, mobile IP, ad-hoc wireless networks. Transport protocols for wireless and mobile networks, reliable transmission, flow control. Support for mobility, application programming interfaces, SIM-toolkit, WAP, J2ME.


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Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 15 half-term test, 15 projects




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn basic principles of wireless and mobile networks with focus on computer and data networks, Knowledge of basic protocols and interfaces.

Learning objectives

The goal is to make students familiar with the basic concepts and structure of modern wireless and mobile communication networks.

Study literature

  • Schiller, J.: Mobile Communications, Addison-Wesley, 2003, 512 p, ISBN 0-321-12381-6

Fundamental literature

  • Schiller, J.: Mobile Communications, Addison-Wesley, 2003, 512 p, ISBN 0-321-12381-6

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction, applications, definition of terms, history
  2. Wireless transmission, frequencies, regulations, antennas, signal propagation
  3. Modulation, spread spectrum, cellular system
  4. Media access
  5. Mobile communication systems, GSM, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE
  6. Wireless telecommunication systems, TETRA, CDMA2000
  7. Satellite communication systems
  8. Broadcast systems, digital radio
  9. Localization systems GPS
  10. Wireless LANs, Wifi, Bluetooth
  11. Network protocols, mobile IP, ad-hoc networking
  12. Transport protocols, reliable transmission, flow control
  13. Support for mobility, WWW, WAP, i-mode, J2ME

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. A homework on GSM protocol.
  2. A homework on Wifi/Bluetooth communication.

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and an evaluation of projects.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MGM, MMI, MMM, MPV, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBS, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group N
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIN, MSK, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIS, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group C
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