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Course details 2012-2013  
Mobile and wireless networks lab
Course Code :2001WETLMW
Study domain:Computer Science
Semester:Semester: 1st semester
Contact hours:25
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction :English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Chris Blondia


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
The student has a good insight in computernetworks in general and IP networks in particular. Moreover a basic knowledge of IEEE 802.11 networks is necessary

2. Learning outcomes

After following this course, the student has made broader his insight in wireless and mobile networks based on practical applications. Different alternatives that are available when setting up a wireless network, their performance aspects, the security methods that can be applied and the use of different mobility protocols can be understood and explained using the expertise build up during this course.

These learning outcomes correspond with the following general learning outcomes for Master in the computer science:
- Analysis and design of large computer science projects: the student has the ability to divide a large problem into smaller problems and to devise a solution for each of these sub-problems
- The student is able to select techniques, methods and architectures for the problem at hand, taking into account
the specific characteristics of the system under study.
- The student is able to report, both oral and written, on the proposed solutions

3. Course contents

4 lab sessions related to mobile and wireless networks are organized. In addition there is a session that elaborates on a specific aspect of mobile and wireless networks.
Lab1: basic configuration
Lab2: sniffing and channels
Lab3: Performance evaluation
Lab4: Security

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Laboratory sessions

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:In group

  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

  • Oral without written preparation
  • Practical examination

  • Continuous assessment:
  • (interim) tests

  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    The required hardware (PCs and wireless nodes) are provided. In addition, a syllabus is available; see

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
    W. Stallings, Wireless Communications and Networks, Prentice Hall

    7. Contact information
    Lecturer: Prof. C. Blondia, Assistants: Nicolas Letor, Erwin Van de Velde and Johan Bergs.
    (+)last update: 12/10/2011 12:31 chris.blondia