# Introduction to Wireless Networking

General Information

ECE/CSC 575

## Objective

The course is a broad introduction to wireless networking
principles and architectures. The focus is on the differences between
wireless networking and fixed networking (assumed to be known). While
the fundamental principles are the main goal of the course, case
studies of current protocols will demonstrate the concepts: wireless
local area networks, cellular networks, mobile IP, ad-hoc networks,
etc.

## Time and Place

2:20pm - 3:35pm Tuesdays and Thursdays in MRC-313

The lab is in EB2-2027. Access is via a FOB.

## Instructor

Mihail L. Sichitiu

Office: EB2-3058

Phone: 515-7348

Office hours: | Monday 11:30pm - 12:30pm in my office, |

| or by appointment. |

My Google Calendar is pretty up to date - pick a time you like and email me for a confirmation.
## Teaching Assistants

**Yongchul Kim:**
- Office: EB2 - 3045
- Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
- email: yckim2@ncsu.edu

## Grading

There will be a midterm, a final exam, a
project
and homework assignments.

Homework: 10%

Project: 20%

Midterm exam: 35%

Final exam: 35%

** Note:** All exams will be open books, open notes, open
laptop, **no** network connection.

#### Homework grading

Homework will be due in class at the **beginning** of the
lecture. See the schedule
for due dates of specific homework assignments.

Late homework assignments will not receive any credit.

There will be **no** partial credit for parts of the homework
problems. E.g. if a homework assignment has 2 problems with 2
parts each, the score for that homework can be 0,1,2,3 or 4 out
of 4. Only the parts that are worked out **completely and
correctly** will be credited.

Every homework assignment will have an equal weight in the final grade.
#### Project grading

The projects will be completed by teams of students. Each member of
the team will receive individual grades as a percentage of the grade
of the project.

To compute the weight for each member of the teams, after the
project is submitted, I will ask the members of the teams to send me
an email with the percentage they think that each member contributed
to the project. The team members will receive grades proportional to
their contribution to the project.

**Grades**:

Every student earning 90% is guaranteed to have an A.

Every student earning 80% is guaranteed to have a B.

Every student earning 70% is guaranteed to have a C.

Every student earning 60% is guaranteed to have a D.

**Audit students must earn a B average on the homework to pass.**

## Prerequisites

- ECE 570/CSC 570 or an equivalent introductory course in computer
networking, and, of course, its pre-requisite - a course in probability.
- Good C programming skills (for the project).

## Website

http://courses.ncsu.edu/ece575/lec/001
## Textbook

Mobile Communications by Jochen Schiller (2nd edition).
## Students with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable
disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations,
students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900
Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/offices/affirm_action/dss/.
For more information on NC State's policy on working with students
with disabilities, please see
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/hat/current/appendix/appen_k.html.

## Academic integrity

All the provisions of the code
of academic integrity apply to this course. In addition, it is my
understanding and expectation that your signature on any test or homework
assignment means that you neither gave nor received unauthorized aid.