ECE/CS 498 NHV/NV4  Wireless Networks
Spring 2007

: Nitin Vaidya

Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Office location: 458 Coordinated Science Lab (CSL)
Phone: 265-5414

Teaching Assistant

Lectures:  Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., Everitt Laboratory room 241


Course handout

Textbook: Mobile Communications, Jochen Schiller, Addison-Wesley (second edition).
The textbook will be substantially supplemented by lecture notes and material from other papers.
  • Lecture summary and readings

  • Assignments

  • Notations and Assumptions

  • Announcements: Please visit the announcements page regularly for course-related announcements.

  • Errata

  • Course notes from the instructor (the chapter numbers in the list below refer to the chapter in the notes, not the book):
    • Chapter 1: Selected Terminology and Physical Layer Issues
    • Chapter 2: Wireless Network Capacity (distributed in class in two parts)
    • Chapter 3: Distributed Medium Access Control in Wireless Networks (this handout was incorrectly labeled Chapter 1)
    • Handwritten notes by Prof. Veeravalli (on power control):
      Pages 117 through 123 of the notes required
      (pages 124-126 on CDMA are recommended reading, not required for the tests)
    • Chapter 4: Topics in Wireless Medium Access Control (distributed in two parts: first part includes sections 4.1 through 4.4, and second part includes section 4.5)
    • Chapter 5: Address Assignment in Wireless Networks
    • Chapter 6: Routing in Wireless Networks (contains sections 6.1 through 6.4)
    • Chapter 7: TCP over Wireless
Confirmed Test Schedule:
  • Test 1: March 1, 2007, Thursday (in class). Material covered through February 21 and associated readings are included for this test. This test is open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the test.
  • Test 2: April 12, 2007, Thursday. Material covered through April 5 (TCP is NOT included for test 2), and associated readings are included for this test. This test is open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the test. While an attempt will be made to relate the questions to material not included for test 1, note that the material included for test 1 may also be necessary in answering test 2 questions.

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Final examination:
To be held during 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2007. The final examination will be comprehensive (all material covered in the course and associated required readings included). The final examination will be open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the final examination. The above final exam schedule is based on the UIUC non-combined final examination schedule for Spring 2007. If you have a conflict, please let the instructor know as soon as possible. For the UIUC policy on final examination conflicts, please click here.