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Advanced wireless networks 7.5 credits

Avancerade trådlösa nätverk
Second cycle, D7030E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Computer Communication
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology
Main field of study
Computer Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You are expected to have an understanding of basic computer networking concepts such as the layered architecture and protocol functionality at each layer including the TCP/IP suite, routing, and multiple access techniques at the level of D0002E Computer Communications or an equivalent course (with examiners approval). You should also have programming skills at the level of the course D0009E Introduction to programming. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6. Alternative: Alternative to completed courses can be corresponding knowledge acquired through work within the IT or Electronic sector.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student shall be able to:
  • Describe the details of current radio transmission technologies on the physical layer.
  • Compute the parameters of the radio transmission zone.
  • Describe the problem of hidden/exposed terminal problem and explain the difference between the existing MAC protocols for wireless and wired networks.
  • Explain the channel \"capture\" effect on MAC and Transport layers - On a sample graph compute routes using major routing algorithms (Bellman-Ford, Dijkstra, etc.) and identify problems with routing in wireless networks.
  • Describe the concept of proactive and reactive routing protocols. 
  • Describe the concept of geographical and content based routing.
  • Describe problems of transport layer protocol over multihop wireless networks and present the existing solutions.
  • Describe a simulation scenario and plan the simulation experiments.
  • Simulate TCP, UDP protocols over different types of ad hoc routing protocols in a network simulator and measure throughput, packet loss rate performance characteristics.
  • Explain the functionality of the LTE, WiMax, Zegbee and Bluetooth network architectures.

Wireless communication fundamentals; Personal area networks (IEEE802.15.x protocols, e.g., Bluetooth, ZigBee); Local area networks (IEEE 802.11x protocols); Metropolitan area networks (LTE,  WiMax) Mobile network architectures (Mobile IP, mobile ad-hoc networks, delay-tolerant networks); Hot research issues in the area of wireless networks; Network simulation.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The  education consists of lectures, laboratory work and a seminar assignment. The laboratories are presented orally and may be provided with a deadline for submission. There are no elective course elements.  Unapproved students must retake the unsuccessful examination moment next time the course is given.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Continuous examination with assignments, laboratory work and presentations of research publications. At the end of the course, a written quiz is given.

Evgeny Osipov

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
There is no required textbook for this course. The course will primarily use lecture material prepared by the instructor, some recommended reference books. For example:
- [WiSta] "Wireless communications and networks", Second edition, William Stallings, ISBN: 0-13-191835-4
- [KaWi] "Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks", Karl & Willig, ISBN: 978-0-470-09510-2

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Mid-term examG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA13
0002Lab reportG U 3 4 52.50MandatoryA13
0004AssignmentG U 3 4 51.00MandatoryA21
0005SeminarU G#1.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 13 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021