Mobile Computing Syllabus

Mobile Computing


Main Textbook:

Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems (Second Edition)
Dharma P. Agrawal – University of Cincinnati
Qing-An Zeng – University of Cincinnati
ISBN 0-534-49303-3
© 2006

Instructor :

Huei-Wen Ferng, Associate Professor.
Office : T4-506
Email :

TA :

Mr. Lien ???


  1. K. Pahlavan and K. Krishnamurthy, “Principles of Wireless Networks,”
    Prentice Hall. .
  2. A. Ganz, Z. Ganz, and K. Wongthavarawat, “Multimedia Wireless Networks
    – Technologies, Standards, and QoS,” Prentice Hall
  3. H. Kaaranen et al. “UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility, and Services,”
  4. C. K. Toh, “Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks: Protocols and Systems,”
    Prentice Hall.
  5. T. S. Rappaport, “Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice,”
    Prentice Hall.
  6. R. A. Dayem, “Mobile Data & Wireless LAN Technologies,”
    Prentice Hall.
  7. David J. Goodman, “Wireless Personal Communications Systems,”
    Addison Wesley.
  8. P. G. Hoel, S. C. Port, and C. J. Stone, “Introduction to Probability
    Theory,”Houghton Mifflin.

Course Content:

Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems

  1. Introduction
  2. Probability, Statistics, and Traffic Theories
  3. Mobile Radio Propagation
  4. Channel Coding
  5. The Cellular Concept
  6. Multiple Radio Access
  7. Multiple Division Techniques
  8. Channel Allocation
  9. Mobile Communication Systems
  10. Existing Wireless Systems
  11. Satellite Systems
  12. Network Protocols
  13. Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  14. Wireless MANs, LANs, and PANs
  15. Recent Advances


Materials from references and papers.

Tentative Grading:

  1. Final Exam 40%
  2. Homework 25%
  3. Final Report 35%

Final Report and Oral Presentation of Mobile Computing

Requirement : Reading at least one paper per person

Topic : Any tpic(s) related to the course

Number of Members in a Team : 1-2 people

Time of Presentation : about 25 minutes per team.

Requirement for the final report : at least 5 pages of A4
size per person with one cover page. All should be written in English/Chinese
with double space in the single-column style.

Tentative Presentation Date : two/three weeks before the end
of the semester.

Due Date of the Final Report : the last week of the semester.

References :

  1. Any references listed the syllabus
  2. Other references put on the web-site
  3. A Journal list put on the web-site
  4. Digital Library : IEE, ACM,etc.


Final Project


  • Problem Assignment 1 : SolutionsChapter 1: P1.10, P1.19Chapter 2: P2.3, P2.4, P2.8, P2.10, P2.11, P2.17, P2.18, P2.20
  • Problem Assignment 2 : SolutionsChapter 3: P3.4, P3.7, P3.12, P3.17Chapter 4: P4.5, P4.6, P4.8, P.4.9Chapter 5: P5.2, P5.4, P5.5, P5.6, P5.7, P5.9, P5.10, P5.11, P5.13
  • Problem Assignment 3 :

Selected Mobile Computing Courses on the WWW

Mobile Computing Related Resources on the WWW

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: