Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
This course provides a broad overview of the important field of wireless and personal communications. Topics to be examined include the mobile wireless standards of AMPS, North American TDMA (IS-138), GSM, and CDMA (IS-95). Security and privacy, network management, and interworking in wireless systems (IS-41) will also be examined. An overview of RF propagation factors and selected cellular design approaches is presented. Wireless data are introduced by examining cellular digital packet data. Selected goals and challenges of the field of mobile computing are examined, along with the resulting network architectures and applications.