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  • 1. University of Jordan Faculty of Engineering & Technology Computer Engineering Department Spring 2009 Summer 2011(0907531) Wireless Mobile Computer Networks Instructor: Dr. Anas N. Al-Rabadi Resource: Book by William Stallings Chapter 1 Introduction
  • 2. Wireless Comes of Age Guglielmo Marconi invented the wireless telegraph in 1896 Communication by encoding alphanumeric characters in analog signal Sent telegraphic signals across the Atlantic Ocean Communications satellites launched in 1960s Advances in wireless technology Radio, television, mobile telephone, communication satellites More recently Satellite communications, wireless networking, cellular technology
  • 3. Broadband Wireless Technology Higher data rates obtainable with broadband wireless technology Graphics, video, audio Shares same advantages of all wireless services: convenience and reduced cost Service can be deployed faster than fixed service No cost of cable plant Service is mobile, deployed almost anywhere
  • 4. Limitations and Difficulties ofWireless Technologies Wireless is convenient and less expensive Limitations and political and technical difficulties inhibit wireless technologies Lack of an industry-wide standard Device limitations E.g., small LCD on a mobile telephone can only displaying a few lines of text E.g., browsers of most mobile wireless devices use wireless markup language (WML) instead of HTML
  • 5. Part One: Background Provides preview and context for rest of book Covers basic topics Data Communications TCP/IP
  • 6. Chapter 2: TransmissionFundamentals Basic overview of transmission topics Data communications concepts Includes techniques of analog and digital data transmission Channel capacity Transmission media Multiplexing
  • 7. Chapter 3: CommunicationNetworks Comparison of basic communication network technologies Circuit switching Packet switching Frame relay ATM
  • 8. Chapter 4: Protocols and theTCP/IP Protocol Suite Protocol architecture Overview of TCP/IP Open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model Internetworking
  • 9. Part Two: WirelessCommunication Technology Underlying technology of wireless transmission Encoding of analog and digital data for wireless transmission
  • 10. Chapter 5: Antennas andPropagation Principles of radio and microwave Antenna performance Wireless transmission modes Fading
  • 11. Chapter 6: Signal EncodingTechniques Wireless transmission Analog and digital data Analog and digital signals
  • 12. Chapter 7: Spread Spectrum Frequency hopping Direct sequence spread spectrum Code division multiple access (CDMA)
  • 13. Chapter 8: Coding and ErrorControl Forward error correction (FEC) Using redundancy for error detection Automatic repeat request (ARQ) techniques
  • 14. Part Three: Wireless Networking Examines major types of networks Satellite-based networks Cellular networks Cordless systems Fixed wireless access schemes Use of mobile IP and Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) to provide Internet and Web access
  • 15. Chapter 9: SatelliteCommunications Geostationary satellites (GEOS) Low-earth orbiting satellites (LEOS) Medium-earth orbiting satellites (MEOS) Capacity allocation
  • 16. Chapter 10: Cellular WirelessNetworks Cellular wireless network design issues First generation analog (traditional mobile telephony service) Second generation digital cellular networks Time-division multiple access (TDMA) Code-division multiple access (CDMA) Third generation networks
  • 17. Chapter 11: Cordless Systemsand Wireless Local Loop Cordless systems Wireless local loop (WLL) Sometimes called radio in the loop (RITL) or fixed wireless access (FWA)
  • 18. Chapter 12: Mobile IP andWireless Access Protocol Modifications to IP protocol to accommodate wireless access to Internet Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Provides mobile users access to telephony and information services including Internet and Web Includes wireless phones, pagers and personal digital assistants (PDAs)
  • 19. Part Four: Wireless Local AreaNetworks Examines underlying wireless LAN technology Examines standardized approaches to local wireless networking
  • 20. Chapter 13: Wireless LANTechnology Overview of LANs and wireless LAN technology and applications Transmission techniques of wireless LANs Spread spectrum Narrowband microwave Infrared
  • 21. Chapter 14: IEEE 802.11Wireless LAN Standard Wireless LAN standards defined by IEEE 802.11 committee
  • 22. Chapter 15: Bluetooth Bluetooth is an open specification for wireless communication and networking Personal computers Mobile phones Other wireless devices