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Wireless Communications and Networks
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering

'Wireless Communications and Networks' is a course offered in M. C. A. (Master of Computer Applications) program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Introduction to Wireless Systems: Brief History of Wireless Communication. Transmission Fundamentals: Time Domain, Frequency Domain, Bandwidth vs. Data Rate – Channel Capacity - Transmission Media –Protocols and TCP/IP Suite: TCP/IP Protocol Architecture - OSI Model. Antennas and Wave Propagation: Antennas, Propagation Modes, Fading in the Mobile Environment - Free Space Propagation.

Modulation Techniques: Signal Encoding, Digital Data - Analog Signal, Analog Data -Analog Signal, Analog Data - Digital Signal, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS), Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).

Wireless Networking: Satellite Communications- Capacity Allocation – Frequency Division, Time Division, WiMax and IEEE 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access Standards. Wireless LAN Technology: Infrared, Spread Spectrum, Narrowband LANS- Wi-Fi and IEEE 802.11 Standard, Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15 Standard.

Wireless Routing Protocols: Infrastructure, AdHoc Networks, ProActivevs.ReActive,Dynamic Source Routing(DSR), AdHoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV),Temporarily Ordered Routing Algorithm(TORA), Destination Sequenced Distance Vector(DSDV ). Case Study using NS2 / NS3.

  • William Stallings,“Wireless Communication and Networks”, Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2002.
  • Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice by Rappaport, Pearson, Second Edition.