* This course is not offered in 2018.
This course is an introduction to the design and analysis of wireless communications systems and internet-of-things. Students will understand the basic fundamental challenges, and study state-of-the-art technologies, in terms of internet-of-things system architecture, signaling protocol, and wireless communications techniques. Students will build a working cloud-connected wireless internet-of-things smart systems in a group-based lab and project.
Course Lead/Main Instructor
Students will have a good understanding on the challenges in wireless communications and internet-of-things system, and learn the knowledge and skill to design and build a working prototype.
- Define challenges of wireless communications.
- Analyze the information theoretical aspects of communication system.
- Compare radio modulation techniques.
- Construct source and channel coding.
- Apply basic spread spectrum techniques and orthogonal frequency division modulation techniques.
- Describe the modern cellular system standards and future technologies.
- Describe multiple-antenna systems such as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO).
- Understand system architecture for internet-of-things.
- Study the communication protocol for internet-of-things.
- Describe challenges in designing internet-of-things.
- Describe functions of each wireless communications components.
- Modulate and demodulate wireless signal.
- Encode and decode information to be transmitted.
- Design wireless communications system using spread spectrum or orthogonal frequency division modulation techniques.
- Implement wireless transmitter and receiver using software defined radio.
- Describe the components of an internet-of-things system.
- Implement a smart automation system through cloud-connected internet-of-things.
Cohort based learning, homework, exam, lab, and project.
Text & References
- In-class participation 10%
- Homework 10%
- Mid term and Exam 40%
- Lab 20%
- Project 20%
Attending exam is compulsory.