CENG 5332 Wireless Communications & Networks
Class Syllabus Spring 2017
Section 01 Monday Class Nbr 22814
1 - 3:50 PM     Classroom: Delta 136

Mandatory Textbook: Wireless Communications Second Edition by Andreas R. Molisch, Wiley/IEEE, 2011
      ISBN: 978-0-470-74186-3      Textbook Internet Resources
      (The ISBN is for the paperback edition of the textbook, a hard cover edition is available.)

Instructor Kenneth Goodwin (Ken)     Office/Mailbox D224 / D101 (Department)
Home Telephone 281-333-2636     Office Telephone 281-283-3850
Office Hours As arranged, normally 4 PM Monday     E-mail Email
TA Section 01     Ms. Khushboo Sharma TA's Email
Web Page http://sce.uhcl.edu/goodwin TA Support Schedule


      Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice Second Edition by Theodore S. Rappaport
      Wireless Communications & Networks Second Edition by William Stallings (previous textbook)
      Digital Communication Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink by Dennis Silage
      Simulation/analysis projects will be based on the Student Version of MATLAB
      Wireless Digital Communications: Design and Theory by Tom McDermott, N5EG (TAPR)
      InformationWeek Network Computing Magazine Internet Resources


      Course provides students with a framework in wireless digital communication/network fundamentals to include system architectures, design approaches, applications and security for wireless technologies - satellite, networks (including software defined), cellular (3G/4G/5G, LTE - 3GPP UMTS), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11x) and WiMAX. Course targets maximum coverage of IEEE WCET (Wireless Certification) technical areas. Lab assignments/MATLAB simulations in the implementation and performance assessment of wireless communication systems.


      Solid undergraduate background in data communications and computer hardware/software/networks; specifically, protocols (TCP/IP), Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and a basic understanding of 802.xx networks - particularly Ethernet. CENG 3331 - Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks or equivalent.


      Tests: There will be a midterm and a final exam. No make-up exams shall be given without prior approval.
(see page 84 of the 2015-2016 UHCL Graduate Catalog for the policy)
      Projects: A project associated with a class presentation (TBD) will be assigned.
Attendance: Regular class attendance is expected. Please inform the instructor (e-mail/voice mail) if you know you'll be absent.


      Class Participation    15%
      Assignments/Project/Quizzes    15%
      Midterm Exam    30% (~ 2 hours)
      Final Exam    40% (~ 3 hours)


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