Wireless Networking Syllabus

This page contains Syllabus of Wireless Networking of CSIT.

Title Wireless Networking
Short Name
Course code CSC320
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Fifth Semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Description: This course familiarizes students with different concepts of wireless

networking including wireless channels, communication techniques, cellular communications,

mobile network, and advanced features.

Objective: The main objective of this course is to provide concepts and principles of wireless

networking including protocol stacks and standards with the evolution of latest wireless


Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 4 hrs

1.1 History and challenges of wireless communications 

1.2 WLAN technologies: Infrared, UHF narrowband, spread spectrum 

1.3 Wireless communications standards 

2. Wireless Channel Characterization
teaching hours: 4 hrs

2.1 Multipath propagation environment 

2.2 LTI channel model 

2.3 Channel correlation function 

2.4 Large scale path loss 

2.5 Small scale multipath fading 

3. Wireless Communication Techniques
teaching hours: 12 hrs

3.1 Transmission techniques 

    3.1.1 Introduction to bandpass transmission 

    3.1.2 Signal space and decision reasons 

    3.1.3 Digital modulation 

    3.1.4 Power spectral density 

3.2 Receiver Techniques 

    3.2.1 Introduction to fading dispersive channels 

    3.2.2 Channel impairment mitigation techniques 

    3.2.3 Diversity 

    3.2.4 Channel equalization 

3.3 Multiple Access Technologies 

    3.3.1 Conflict free multiple access technologies 

    3.3.2 Spectral efficiencies 

4. Fundamental of Cellular Communications
teaching hours: 5 hrs

4.1 Spectrum reuse and re-farming 

4.2 Cell cluster concept 

4.3 Co-channel and adjacent channel interference 

4.4 Cell site call blocking and delay 

4.5 Channel allocation strategies 

5. Mobility Management in Wireless Networks
teaching hours: 6 hrs

5.1 Introduction 

5.2 Call admission control 

5.3 Handoff management 

5.4 Location management for cellular and PCS networks

5.5 Traffic calculation

6. Overview of Mobile Network and Transport Layer
teaching hours: 8 hrs

6.1 Mobile IP: IP packet delivery, Agent discovery, tunneling and encapsulation

6.2 IPv6-Network layer in the internet

6.3 Mobile IP session initiation protocol

6.4 Wireless application protocol

6.5 Mobile routing protocols: DSDV, AODV and DSR

6.6 Classical TCP improvements: Mobile TCP, Time out freezing, Selective retransmission

7. Advances in Wireless Networking
teaching hours: 6 hrs

7.1 4G: Features, Challenges and Applications

7.2 Overview of 4G Technologies

    7.2.1 Multicarrier Modulation

    7.2.2 Smart antenna techniques

    7.2.3 Adaptive Modulation

    7.2.4 Cognitive Radio

7.3 Introduction to 5G and its vision

7.4 Introduction to wireless network virtualization

7.5 Concepts of Wireless Sensor Network & RFID

7.6 Introduction to optical communication: Li-Fi

7.7 Introduction to Software Defined Wireless Networks

7.8 Concepts of Open BTS and Open Cellular Networks