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ELEC5509: Mobile Networks (2016 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC5509: Mobile Networks (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Professor Jamalipour, Abbas
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study serves as an introduction to communications network research. The unit relies on a solid understanding of data communications and mobile networks. It introduces some of the currently most debated research topics in mobile networking and presents an overview of different technical solutions. Students are expected to critically evaluate these solutions in their context and produce an objective analysis of the advantages/disadvantages of the different research proposals. The general areas covered are wireless Internet, mobility management, quality of service in mobile and IP networks, ad hoc networks, and cellular network architectures.
The following topics are covered. Introduction to wireless and mobile Internet. Wireless cellular data networks. Cellular mobile networks. Mobile networks of the future. Quality of service in a mobile environment. Traffic modelling for wireless Internet. Traffic management for wireless Internet. Mobility management in mobile networks. Transport protocols for mobile networks. Internet protocols for mobile networks.
|Assumed Knowledge:||ELEC3505 AND ELEC3506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor.|
Professor Jamalipour, Abbas
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorials provide the opportunity for students to get more specific knowledge on a particular technology. The students will also be asked to do some research and present their ideas in order to find a good practice environment for research opportunities in the future and to learn how to present their ideas to other people.
Consultation Times: Wednesdays 12pm-2pm
Instructors and Tutors will be available at all times to answer your inquiries, particular question on the topics, your comment and feedback on how to improve any component of the unit. You can come directly to our office or send us an email.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Apply acquired knowledge to real situations by selecting the appropriate technology to address the specific need. Hence, understand the merits and limitations of specific communication systems.||Design (Level 4)|
|Develop knowledge in advanced and modern mobile communications systems.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Students will get sufficient knowledge about the existing technologies for mobile Internet and will also achieve substantial knowledge for designing new elements suitable and required the next generation networks.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
|Present and demonstrate developed ideas on modern communication systems to technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise manner.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Have the ability to use appropriate technology to develop communication systems addressing specific needs.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|To participate in a group research work which includes project management and teamwork in addition to presentation of the work and reporting.||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
Assignment: Tutorial Assignments
All students are required to prepare a report that includes the answers to the questions set for the week on the day of tutorial. Students are required to attend the tutorial session and to participate in the discussions. Reports without attendance won’t be accepted.
Project: Group Research Assignment.
During semester students will be asked to do some literature survey and summarize their finding in the form of written reports and PowerPoint presentation. This will be counted as 25% of the overall semester mark.
Two exams are scheduled to evaluate your technical knowledge of the subject. These are tentatively scheduled for Friday 17 April 2015 and Friday 29 May 2015, respectively.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||eLearning Blackboard: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||1. Introduction to mobile networks|
|Week 2||2. Review of first cellular data networks|
|Week 3||3. Review of mobile cellular networks|
|Week 4||4. Architectural redesign of mobile networks|
|Week 5||5. Quality of service in mobile networks|
|Week 6||6. Voice over IP in fixed and mobile networks|
|Assessment Due: First Exam|
|Week 7||6. Voice over IP in fixed and mobile networks|
|Week 8||6. Voice over IP in fixed and mobile networks|
|Week 9||7. Security in mobile networks|
|Week 10||8. Transport protocols for mobile networks|
|Week 11||9. Traffic modeling and management for mobile networks|
|Week 12||10. Network protocols for mobile networks|
|Assessment Due: Second Exam|
|Week 13||11. Emerging mobile network technologies|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||27%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||61%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||12%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.