CSE 570, Wireless and Mobile Networks, Spring 2020


Instructor(s): Mallesham Dasari and Samir Das
Class Times: MoFr 10:00AM-11:20AM
Class Room: Computer Science Building 2311
Office Hours: By appointment, Online
Contact: mdasari@cs.stonybrook.edu


Class Description

This class is about fundamental principles of wireless and mobile networking. Some of the topics that we will cover are the following:

Grading Criteria

Subject to minor tweaks throughout the semester.

Tentative Class Schedule

Date Topics Readings Notes
01/27 Introduction, Signals, Carriers, Noise. Lecture Slides , Signals
01/31 Modulation, Fourier Transform. Modulation1 , Modulation2 , Interactive guides on Fourier series and Fourier transform , Gaussian distribution , A good probability book
02/03 SNR, SINR, Bit Error Rate, Packet Error Rates, Modeling Wireless Channel, Path Gain and Loss. Lecture Slides , Eb/N0 Explained , More on Path Loss Homework1 is out. Due 02/13.
02/07 Understanding Throughput, Channel Capacity, Bandwidth. More details on understanding Wireless Link
02/10 Localization: Trilateration, Fingerprinting, GPS. Lecture Slides , Least Squares Method, Naive Bayes Classifier, Localization using Naive Bayes, Location Systems: Read Sec 2.3, 2.4 for GPS, Sec 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 for WiFi and cellular networks
02/14 Homework1 Discussion,
Sensing Basics: RF and Smartphone Sensors, RSSI, CSI, Radar.
Lecture Slides Homework2 is out. Due 02/25.
02/17 Sensing Applications: Gesture, Motion, Activity Recongition. WiSee , AllSee , WiVi , WiTrack Paper Quiz1
02/21 TV Whitespaces, Shared Spectrum. Lecture Slides , Reference paper
02/24 Basics of MAC Layer, Packet Collision, 802.11 Protocols. Lecture Slides , Notes on MAC Layer, "Mobile Communications," Jochen Schiller, Addison Wesley. Chap 7 of this book is also a very easy to read reference for 802.11
02/28 Aloha, Slotted Aloha, CSMA, P-persistence, Throughput Analysis, DCF. More details on 802.11 DCF
03/02 Back-off, Hidden and Exposed Terminals Problem. Lecture Slides Homework3 is out. Due 03/09.
03/06 CSMA Continued, RTS/CTS. Additional references on 802.11: "A Technical Tutorial on the 802.11 Protocol" - P. Brenner, Bridgecomm (very dated but useful), ""IEEE 802.11 Tutorial" (less dated, more technical)
03/09 IEEE 802.11 Management Protocols, Power Management. Midterm Review. Lecture Slides
03/13 Midterm
03/30 Transport Protocols, TCP over Wireless, Multipath TCP. Lecture Slides , Notes on TCP over Wireless , ELN Paper
04/03 Cellular Networks/LTE: Introduction to cellular network architecture, UE, RAN, Core. Lecture Slides , Notes on Cellular Networks
04/06 Cellular Networks/5G: mmWaves, Massive MIMO, Beamforming, Spectrum Co-Existence. Lecture Slides , Notes on Full Duplex Radios, Notes on Massive MIMO and Beamforming , ULTRON Project idea Due.
04/10 Applications: Mobile Video, Buffering, Stalling, Frame-drops, QoE. Lecture Slides Paper Quiz2
04/13 Applications: Adaptive Streaming, DASH, Recent Trends. Recent papers on bitrate adaptation: BBA , MPC , Pensieve
04/17 Applications: Mobile Web, Page load time, QoE, Webpage Optimizations at Client, Proxy, Server. Lecture Slides , Recent papers on Webpage optimization: PARCEL , Prophecy
04/20 IoT/Sensor Networks: Ad hoc Networks, Multi-hop Networks, Topology Control. Lecture Slides , Notes on routing for IoT/Sensor Networks: DSR, and AODV. Project phase1 discussion.
04/24 IoT/Sensor Networks: Emerging IoT Platforms (LivingIoT and Farmbeats) LivingIoT , Farmbeats Paper Quiz3
04/27 IoT/Sensor Networks: LPWAN, LoRa, LoRaWAN Lecture Slides , Notes on LoRa and LoRaWAN , LoRaWAN Specification (Read Sections 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17)
05/01 Backscatter Networks: Fundamentals, RFID, NFC. Lecture Slides
05/04 Backscatter Networks: Ambient Backscatter, Scaling Backscatter Networks. Ambient Backscatter , NetScatter Project phase2 discussion.
05/08 Final
05/18 Final project submission.

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