|3125 Kemper Hall (EUII)|
|Lectures:||Tue/Thu 12:10 - 1:30pm, 1130 Bainer|
|Lab Discussion:||Wed 9:00-9:50 am, 2112 Kemper Hall|
|Office Hours:||Tue 11:00am - noon, Fri 12:30-1:30 pm|
For Spring 2005, we will emphasize on techniques for designing and analyzing wireless networks/mobile computing, from the application to the link layers. We will cover basic principles of wireless communications and the latest technologies (e.g., bluetooth, wifi, wimax, sensor network). Students will be required to work on a quarter-long design project that explores how these wireless technologies can be used to design societal-scale applications and builds a proof-of-concept prototypes. The lab assignments and class projects will provide students with hands-on experience in software development and experimentations.
One example project will be designing and developing location-enhanced, mobile computing applications. We will leverage Intel Place Lab framework, where the students can program hardware clients like notebooks, pocket PCs, or cell phones to locate themselves by listening for radio beacons such as 802.11 access points, GSM cell phone towers, and fixed Bluetooth devices that already exist in large numbers around us in the environment. With this new capability to estimate users' location, students will be asked to design location-aware applications, e.g., spatial-aware (in addition to temporal-aware) to-do list that sends an alert message when a user is approaching a particular geographic location, or locating victims based on signals from their mobile device during disaster response.
This course is cross-listed with ECS152C. Please refer to the extended course description for more details.
By the end of the quarter, the students will be able to use concepts learned in class to develop systematic approach to address open design problems, including scalability, complexity, and robustness issues of large-scale networking systems, properties and configurations of underlying hardware components, heterogeneous channel characteristics, and emerging applications.
In addition, we also emphasize the training of students in analytic/writing and oral communication skills. Students are required to submit written projects proposals and reports. They will be asked to make an oral presentation of their projects at the end of the quarter.
|Final Project Presentation||10%|
Project:Students work in small groups on lab projects.