ECS 255: Resource Management in Wireless Communication Networks

ECS 255
Resource Management in Wireless Communication Networks
Effective Term
2009 Winter Quarter
Learning Activities
Lecture - 3.0 hours
Discussion - 1.0 hours
Advanced research issues in wireless communication networks, including multi-user diversity and cross-layer optimization, basic network information theory, MIMO systems and the impact on networks, and dynamics spectrum management.
ECS 252A

Summary of Course Content
I. Introduction
A. Wireless Systems
B. Characteristics and challenges
C. Course overview

II. Cross-layer Design
A. Introduction
B. Multi-user diversity and its theoretical aspects
C. Systems and applications
D. Advantages and limitations

III. Network Information Theory
A. Theoretical limits of wireless networks
B. Improving network scaling laws
C. Applications

IV. Dynamic Spectrum Management
A. Motivation and current status
B. Technical challenges
C. Applications

V. Networks with MIMO Technologies
A. What is MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output Antenna Array)?
B. Basic results on MIMO
C. Systems design using MIMO
D. Impacts on communication networks

VI. Optional Topics
A. Transport and application layers
B. QoS provisioning
C. Mesh networks
D. Sensor networks
E. Vehicular Ad hoc networks

Illustrative Reading
Selected research papers from conferences and journals.

Potential Course Overlap
ECS 257 focuses on protocols and architectures of existing and emerging wireless networks. ECS 255 is a complimentary course that focuses on resource management issues in wireless networks, including cross-layer design, network information theory, and dynamic spectrum management.

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