Mobile Internet

Course Description

Wireless networks and technologies overview. Data in GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS network. Internet protocol (IP) in mobile networks. Wireless IP. 4G IP-based mobile networks. Ad hoc networks and Mobile IPv6. Quality of service in mobile environment. IP-based mobile network services. WLAN/UMTS interconnection. Video coding and transmission in IP mobile networks. Adaptation techniques for multimedia content distribution.

General Competencies

Upon completion of the course students will understand the problems and solutions of IP implementation in mobile communication systems. They will have extensive theoretical knowledge about 4G mobile networks. Students will have the ability to analyse specific requirements for multimedia transmission over IP mobile networks, and they will be able to develop error-resilient techniques to overcome wireless channel limitations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. interpret basic terms in IP mobile communication
  2. compare wireless networks and technologies
  3. compare data transfer in GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS networks
  4. explain the use of Internet Protocol (IP) in mobile networks
  5. define 4th generation (4G) IP mobile networks, ad hoc networks and Mobile IPv6
  6. plan Quality of Service (QoS) in mobile environment
  7. analyze video coding and distribution in IP mobile networks
  8. analyze error-resilient techniques to overcome wireless channel limitations

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

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Exams

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Seminars

Student projects.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 45 % 0 % 0 %
Attendance 0 % 5 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 20 %
Final Exam: Oral 10 %
Exam: Written 0 % 80 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Wireless networks and technologies overview.
  2. Data in GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS network.
  3. Internet protocol (IP) in mobile networks. Requirements, problems, standardization.
  4. Wireless IP, characteristics, modeling and management.
  5. 4G IP-based mobile networks. 4G network architecture. NTRG. Ad hoc networks and Mobile IPv6.
  6. Mid-term exam.
  7. Quality of service in mobile environment. DiffServ and IntServ services.
  8. WLAN/UMTS interconnection. System architecture.
  9. Services in IP mobile networks. Presence services, multimedia messaging, location-based services, mobile office, m-commerce, push-services.
  10. Examples of video communication services. Network equipment for mobile Internet access.
  11. Video coding and transmission in IP mobile networks. Adaptation of compression algorithms according to wireless system characteristics.
  12. Motion compensation, scalable coding, bit rate control.
  13. Adaptation techniques for multimedia content distribution. Video transcoding.
  14. Error types in wireless channel, quality of service.
  15. Presentation of students' projects.

Study Programmes

Information Processing -> Information and Communication Technology (Profile)

Wireless Technologies -> Information and Communication Technology (Profile)

Wireless Technologies -> Information and Communication Technology (Profile)

Literature

A. Jamalipour (2003.), The Wireless Mobile Internet: Architectures, Protocols and Services, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester
S. Dixit, R. Prasad (2003.), Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet, Artech House, Boston
B. Patil (2003.), IP in Wireless Networks, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River
A. K. Salkintzis (2004.), Mobile Internet: Enabling Technologies and Services, CRC Press, Boca Raton
L. Hanzo, P.J. Cherriman, J. Streit (2001.), Wireless Video Communications: Second and Third Generation Systems and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester

Lecturers in Charge

Grading System

4 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

Grading

89,5 Excellent
75,5 Very Good
60,5 Good
50 Acceptable