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SC01123000, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1176, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WIRELESS NETWORKS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Mathematics
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses INF/01 Computer Science 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 a.a. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 28/02/2020 PALAZZI CLAUDIO ENRICO (Presidente)
BUJARI ARMIR (Membro Effettivo)
CONTI MAURO (Membro Effettivo)
GAGGI OMBRETTA (Membro Effettivo)
VARDANEGA TULLIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Computer Networks
Target skills and knowledge: This class offers an overview of issues related to systems and services on wireless networks. To this aim, we analyze the main problems and protocol solutions available for wireless environments. Moreover, we discuss the terminology, the functioning and possible alternatives regarding the state-of-the-art in wireless communication. Through the analysis of services that can be offered over wireless technology, the student will become aware of the future possible evolution and utilization of wireless systems. Finally, the class ends with some notions useful to implement a project for the analysis and design of wireless protocols/applications.
Examination methods: Students are evaluated through individual/team projects and oral finals focused on all the topics discussed in class.
Assessment criteria: The oral final and the project allows to assess the level of knowledge of topics discussed in class and the student's ability to master concepts in a practical way.
Course unit contents: Introduction to Wireless Networks.

Wireless network issues: error and collision losses, fairness and transmission delays, handoffs.

MAC layer standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/p/s

Transport protocols in wireless environments: TCP Vegas, TCP Westwood, TCP Hybla, CUBIC.

Ad hoc networks and routing protocols: MANET, VANET, DSDV, AODV, DSR.

Applications and services on mobile networks.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The class includes lectures and a project experience.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used in class are available to students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • William Stallings, Wireless Communications & Networks (2nd Edition). --: Prentice Hall, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo