This module is offered in 2016-17.

Aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To study in depth mobile network systems, architectures and technologies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of basic mobile network architecture.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of some basic technologies that are in use.
  • Be able to make critical assessment of mobile systems.
  • Be able to analyse and propose broad solutions for a range of mobile scenarios.

Syllabus

  • Challenges in mobile computing.
  • Media access protocols.
  • Wireless LANs, PANs and WANs.
  • Ad hoc, delay-tolerant and opportunistic networking.
  • Sensor networks.
  • Various cross-cutting themes, including energy, economics, privacy and security.

Compulsory Elements

This module has the following compulsory elements in addition to those common to all modules (mark of 4 in each assessment component):

  • Attendance at paper-reading discussions and presentations.

Module Delivery

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Last Published: 15 Nov 2017.