Professor Wendi Heinzelman
Office Hours: T 3:30-4:30 in Hopeman 307
Teaching Assistant: Sapna Shroff
Office Hours: W 11:00-12:00 in Hopeman 341
TR 2:00-3:15 in CSB 523
Provide an understanding of the concepts that enable traditional cellular radio and wireless data networks.
Provide an understanding of design trade-offs and methods of improving system performance.
Provide an opportunity to investigate novel ideas in the area of wireless communication via semester-long research projects.
Undergraduate courses in signals and systems (e.g., ECE 241 or equivalent) and communications (e.g., ECE 242 or equivalent) or consent of instructor.
Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, by T. Rappaport, Prentice Hall, 2002.
Wireless Communications and Networks, by W. Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2002.
Wireless and Personal Communications Systems, by V. Garg and J. Wilkes, Prentice Hall, 1996.
Wireless Information Networks, by K. Pahlavan and A. Levesque, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
Grades will be based on bi-weekly homeworks, exams (a mid-term and a final), and a course project. The weighting for each of these portions of the class is as follows:
Course Project (Paper + Presentation): 30%
Homeworks (bi-weekly): 20%
Mid-term exam: 25%
Final exam: 25%