- Overview of multi-access communications
- Channel, traffic, and protocol models for multi-access communications
- Performance measures
- Classic Network Theoretic Analysis under Infinite Population
- Review of discrete-time random process. Markov chain.
- Poisson collision multi-access channel model
- Maximum stable throughput of multi-access channel
- Upper bounds on maximum stable throughput
- Lower bounds on maximum stable throughput: classic collision resolution algorithms
- Carrier sensing multiple access and its performance analysis
- Classic Network Theoretic Analysis under Finite Population
- Worst case performance: random access protocols under single buffer assumption
- System stability analysis under infinite buffer assumption
- Advanced topic: group testing and multi-access communications
- Cross-Layer Design in Multi-access Communications
- Achieving multi-packet reception at the physical layer
- Impact of multi-packet reception on the performance of the MAC layer
- Joint design of the physical and MAC layers
- Information Theoretic Analysis of Multi-Access Communications
- Review of information theory
- Capacity region of multi-access communication channel
- Encoding/decoding schemes
- Advanced topic: multi-access with correlated sources
- D. Bertsekas and R. Gallager, Data Networks, Prentice Hall, 1992. T. Cover and J. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, Wiley-Interscience, 1991.
- R. Rom and M. Sidi, Multiple Access Protocols: Performance and Analysis, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
This course focuses on the fundamental theory as well as recent developments in multi-access communications. It does not duplicate or overlap with any existing courses.
THIS COURSE DOES NOT DUPLICATE ANY EXISTING COURSE.
Last revised: February 2006