ECE 699 Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Teletraffic and Mobility in Wireless Networks

Prerequisites: ECE 642 or ECE 643 (note: You must have the prerequisite prior to taking this course.)

Prof. Bijan Jabbari
Thursday: 16:30- 19:10
S&T-2 Rm128
Spring 1997

Tentative course outline

  1. Background and review of fundamentals, basic traffic and mobility models for wireless networks;
  2. Evaluation of dwell times- approximate models;
  3. Analysis of various Handoff strategies;
  4. Analysis of probability of forced termination and blocking with handoff priority;
  5. Analytical models for queueing of handover;
  6. Mobility and teletraffic performance modeling; stochastic modeling of mobility, use of doubly stochastic processes in modeling overflow traffic;
  7. Analysis of traffic performance of multi-tiered cell systems, impact of channel rearrangement and call repacking, network performance analysis with non-uniform traffic;
  8. Analytical models for channel assignment and modeling of routing strategies;
  9. Application of traffic and mobility models in planning and design of wireless personal networks;
  10. Use of MAP/TCAP and comparison to the OSI RM, network and mobility control in cellular and microcellular networks and evaluation of control traffic loading;
  11. A framework for mobility control in wireless networks, concept of wireless intelligent network, terminal and personal mobility, roaming, optimized routing within network infrastructure, impact of mobility and call handling;
  12. Call admission policies in systems with soft capacity, wireless ATM, mobile IP, and advanced topics.
Textbooks and references:
  1. Class notes will be distributed;
  2. Selected readings from the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ACM transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Per sonal Communication Magazine and other technical journals.
Grading(Tentative) Mid-term exam (30%), Final exam (40%) and a Term Paper (30%).