ECE 629: Wireless Networks in ECE


Bijan Jabbari, Professor


ECE 531 or ECE 542 or permission of instructor.

Course Introduction

ECE 629: Wireless Networks. 3 credits.

The course covers the foundation and design of wireless communication networks. It includes radio channel characterization, transmission techniques for mobile radio, state-of-the-art performance evaluation of channel, resource assignment and network infrastructure, and mobility, handoff, interference, and capacity modeling applicable to wireless cellular and local networks. Additional topics covered include system architecture, control traffic loading, resource optimization, multiaccess protocols, admission policy and call control, as well as spectrum sharing technique and coexistence, and multilayer network configurations. Offered by Electrical & Comp. Engineering.


IN 209


Monday 4:30-7:10 pm

ECE 629 Syllabus

ECE 629 Lecture Notes

Lectures Download Links
Lecture 0 Lecture 0 (pdf)  and   Review Basics (pdf)
Lecture 1 Lecture 1 (pdf)
Lecture 2 Lecture 2 (pdf),     Lecture 2B (pdf)   and   Lecture 2C (pdf)
Lecture 3 Lecture 3 (pdf)  and   Background in Digital Transmission (pdf)
Lecture 4 Lecture 4 (pdf)   and   Lecture 4C (pdf)
Lecture 5 Lecture 5 (pdf)
Lecture 6 Lecture 6 (pdf)
Lecture 7 Lecture 7 (pdf)
Lecture 8 Lecture 8 (pdf)
An Introduction to LTE (pdf)   and   LTE Pocket Dictionary (pdf)
Lecture 9 Lecture 9 (pdf)
Lecture 10 Lecture 10 (pdf)
Lecture 11 Lecture 11 (pdf)
Lecture 12 Lecture 12 (pdf)
Lecture 13 Lecture 13 (pdf)

ECE 629 Projects


  1. Presentation Template
  2. Presentation Schedule  and   Schedule2 (pdf)
  3. Project Presentations
  4. Paper Format (pdf file)
  5. Paper Format (tex file)
  6. For further latex information, please go to LaTex

Selected topics from last year:

  1. Handling Media Streaming in WiMax
  2. Wi-Fi Mapping Over GMU campus
  3. The Effects of Multipath Fading on the 3GPP Standard
  4. Bluetooth Piconet in Multi-Bluetooth Interface Environment and BIAS algorithm
  5. Bluetooth Evaluation of Scatternets
  6. Link-mobility Tracking with Applications to MANET Routing Protocols
  7. Analysis of Routing Security in AODV Protocol
  8. Methods for Tracking Misbehaving Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks
  9. Performance Analysis of Voice/Video over 802.11 WLAN
  10. QOS architecture for 802.16 MAC Protocol
  11. Fast hand-off in Mobile IP

ECE 629 Homework


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