Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Wireless Networks: Fundamentals and Future Revolutions  (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 3 Months  (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

1)     To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of wireless networks, including their fundamental principles and future advancements.

2)     To familiarize students with the characteristics of the wireless medium, including radio propagation mechanisms, path loss modeling, and signal coverage.

3)     To introduce students to network planning techniques for wireless networks, including cellular topologies, signal-to-interference radio calculations, and CDMA systems.

4)     To explore multiple division techniques used in wireless networks, such as FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM, and SDMA.

5)     To examine mobile data networks and their protocols, including CDPD, GPRS, EDGE, and SMS in GSM.

6)     To introduce students to wireless LAN technologies, including IEEE 802.11, PHY and MAC layers, and wireless ATM.

7)     To provide an overview of IEEE 802.15 WPAN, HomeRF, Bluetooth, ad hoc networks, and the introduction of 2.5G and 3G networks.

Course Overview:

This course aims to equip students with a strong foundation in wireless networks and their future revolutions. It covers essential topics such as the characteristics of the wireless medium, network planning techniques, multiple division techniques, mobile data networks, wireless LAN technologies, and emerging wireless technologies. Students will gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills through hands-on exercises, case studies, and real-world examples.

Course Teaching Methodology:

1)     Lectures: In-depth lectures will be delivered to explain the theoretical concepts and principles of wireless networks.

2)     Practical Sessions: Hands-on exercises and lab sessions will be conducted to provide practical experience with wireless network technologies.

3)     Case Studies: Real-world case studies and examples will be analyzed to understand the practical implementation of wireless networks.

4)     Group Discussions: Interactive group discussions will be encouraged to foster collaborative learning and exchange of ideas.

5)     Assignments: Regular assignments will be given to reinforce the understanding of the course material.

6)     Guest Lectures: Industry experts will be invited to share their experiences and insights into the field of wireless networks.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

1)     Career Opportunities: Wireless networks are an integral part of modern communication systems. Proficiency in this field opens up various career opportunities in telecommunication companies, network planning and design firms, mobile application development, and more.

2)     Entrepreneurship: Knowledge of wireless networks enables individuals to establish their own businesses in sectors like wireless internet service provision, network consulting, or mobile app development.

3)     Skill Development: This course equips learners with valuable skills in network planning, wireless technologies, and data communication, making them highly sought-after professionals in the job market.

4)     Self-Employment Potential: Understanding wireless networks empowers individuals to provide freelance services, consultancies, or start their own ventures, offering flexibility and independence in their careers.

Syllabus (subject to modification based on learner/location requirements):

1) Introduction to Wireless Networks

·         Wireless communication fundamentals

·         Different generations of wireless networks

·         Characteristics of the wireless medium

·         Radio propagation mechanisms

·         Path loss modeling and signal coverage

·         Effect of multipath and Doppler

·         Channel measurement and modeling techniques

2) Network Planning

·         Introduction to network planning

·         Wireless network topologies

·         Cellular topology and cell fundamentals

·         Signal-to-interference radio calculations

·         Network planning for CDMA systems

·         Wireless network operations

o   Mobility management

o   Radio resources and power management

3) Multiple Division Techniques

·         Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)

·         Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)

·         Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)

·         Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

·         Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)

·         Comparison of multiple division techniques

·         Modulation techniques


4) Mobile Data Networks

·         Introduction to mobile data networks

·         Data-oriented CDPD network

·         GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)

·         EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution)

·         SMS (Short Message Service) in GSM

·         Mobile application protocols

5) Introduction to Wireless LAN

·         Evolution of WLAN

·         Wireless home networking

·         Technologies for Home Area Network (HAN)

·         Overview of IEEE 802.11

·         Reference architecture

·         PHY and MAC layer

·         Wireless ATM

·         HIPERLAN (High-Performance Radio Local Area Network)

6) IEEE 802.15 WPAN and Bluetooth

·         Introduction to IEEE 802.15 WPAN

·         HomeRF (Home Radio Frequency)

·         Bluetooth technology

·         Interference between Bluetooth and 802.11

·         Ad hoc networks

7) Introduction to 2.5G and 3G Networks

·         Overview of 2.5G and 3G networks

·         Key technologies and features

·         Evolution of mobile communication systems

Note: This syllabus is designed to cater to Indian students and can be adjusted based on specific learner or location requirements.

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