Mobile Radio Networks

(office hours: please check this page for information and updates)

Wireless Networks (10 credits) includes two courses (5 credits each):

- Mobile Radio Networks (This page)

- Wireless Internet (see prof. Redondi page)

 

News

[07/09/2019] Results of exam  on 29/08/2019 are available HERE. If you want meet me and/or see your corrected exam papers, you can come in my office (dean's office building 2) on Tuesday Sept. 10th at 3pm.

[25/07/2019] Results of exam  on 22/07/2019 are available HERE

[23/05/19] Added section on the Video Lecture Project

[20/05/19] Added folder with recent exams examples

[20/05/19] Updated slides for 4G

[28/04/19] Lecture on April 30 is canceled and replaced with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljb21MUx47

[28/04/19] Updated slides for Exercises part 3

[28/04/19] New slides for 2G and 3G networks

[05/04/19] New tool and slides on Radio Planning

[01/04/19] Updated slides for Exercises part 2 (Resource Management)

[19/03/19] Updated slides for Exercises part 1 (Cell dimensioning) 

[15/03/19] Updated slides for part 3 (Resource management) and the appendix on traffic theory have been posted (see below)

[09/02/19] Results of the exam (31/01/2019) can be found HERE. If you want to check your exam or take an oral exam, you can come to my office (Dean's office, building 2, next to room N.0.1) on Tuesday February 12th at 2:00pm-3pm.

[30/04/18] Data set for network analysis added (download HERE)

[05/06/18] 5G Seminar slides available (download HERE

 

EXAMS:

RESULTS:

Results exams: last updated file 

GENERAL RULES FOR EXAMS:

  1. The exam is mainly written. 
  2. During the written exam printouts of teaching material used during lectures cannot be used.

 

Suggested books:

Martin Sauter, From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Wiley, 2017.

 

Teaching Material

MRN course slides

 Project video lectures

  • Folder with suggested readings for the lectures
  • Rules:
    • Select a topic
    • Read and study the suggested paper(s) related to the topics plus any material you can find yourself
    • Prepare a 10-15 min video lecture on the topic selecting the issues that you believe are most relevant (for the video you can use slides, board, or any other instrument you believe is appropriate)
    • Ask min 3 other students to watch the video
    • Send the video to professor and schedule a meeting with him (you need to bring with you the students who watched the video)
    • The meeting will include a short interview with professor on the video and an online quiz for the students who watched the video
    • Evaluation:
      • up to 2 point (scale of 30 points) for the video and the interview (1 point decent video, 2 points good video)
      • up to 1 point (scale of 30 points) for the quiz

 

Exam examples: 

 

 

Seminar slides on Optimization

The two sets of slides can be found here and here.
They are password protected, the password is the code of the Wireless Networks (10 credits) course. 
For any information, please, send a e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Suggested readings: MRN

Performance of radio access networks

Radio planning

GSM/GPRS

 

UMTS

LTE

 

Others

 

Impact of the location area structure on the performance of signaling channels in wireless cellular networks 
Rubin, I.; Choi, C.W. 
IEEE Communications Magazine , Volume: 35 Issue: 2 , Feb. 1997 
Page(s): 108 –115

Trends in handover design 
Pollini, G.P. 
IEEE Communications Magazine , Volume: 34 Issue: 3 , March 1996 
Page(s): 82 –90

Models and Solution Techniques for Frequency Assignment Problem 
Aardal, van Hoesel, Koster, Mannino, Sassano 
ZIB – Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fur Informationsyechnik Berlin 
Technical Report no. 01-40, December 2001.

Channel Assignment Problem in Cellular Systems:A New Model and a Tabu Search Algorithm
Capone, A.; Trubian, M.  
IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 48, no. 4,

Page(s): 1252-1260.

Channel assignment schemes for cellular mobile telecommunication systems: a comprehensive survey 
Katzela, I.; Naghshineh, M. 
IEEE Personal Communications , Volume: 3 Issue: 3 , June 1996 
Page(s): 10 –31

On the Capacity of a Cellular CDMA System 
Viterbi, A.J. et alt. 
IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology , Volume: 40 Issue: 2 , May 1991 
Page(s): 10 -31

Suggested readings: WI

WLAN

 

Basic readings

Advanced readings

WPAN

 

Basic readings

Advanced readings

 

WMAN

Basic readings

 

Multiple access

Basic readings

 

Reti ad-hoc

Mobile IP

 

Basic readings:

Advanced readings:

TCP on wireless