DCN430 Course Outline

Course Code: DCN430
Course Name: Data Comm: Wireless and Mobile
Offered Date: Winter - 2021 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course will examine current trends and emerging technologies in data communications. Various and different platforms, including wireless, will be used to examine data, voice, and information transmission. Students will review one of the fastest growing technologies in Informatics, wireless communication and ubiquitous computing. Complexity, design and communication strategies for mobile computing will be presented and discussed.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the IFS program.
Prerequisite: DCN330
Mode of Instruction: 2 Lectures 2 Labs
Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe various network designs
  • Describe emerging technologies that will be integral to communication networks
  • Identify a suitable network technology for implementation in a specific setting
  • Assess emergent technologies in wireless data communication
  • Describe data transmission process over an optical network with their security risks
  • Plan functional configurations to support specified wireless/mobile operational requirements
  •  Evaluate performance of various wireless/mobile protocols
Topic Outline:
  • Wireless communications fundamentals
  •         Introduction
  •         Wireless communication system components
  •         Data, signal propagation and spectrum considerations
  •         Transmission impairments
  •         Signal encoding techniques
  •         Diversity techniques
  •         Error detection and control
  •         Multiplexing and spread spectrum
  • Performance measurements and analysis
  • Wireless LAN
  •         Introduction
  •         WLAN configurations
  •         IEEE 802.11 networks
  • Wireless PAN
  •         Introduction
  •         Bluetooth
  •         IEEE 802.15 networks
    • Cellular Networks
    •         Introduction
    •         4G mobile networks
    •         Path to 5G
  • Wireless communications for Internet of Things
    • Mobile applications
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Cory Beard and William Stallings. Wireless Communication Networks and Systems, 1st Ed., Pearson Education, 2015.
Reference Material:
Reference materials will be posted to the course website by the instructor
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the final exam
  •     Pass the weighted average of the exam and tests


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A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Quizzes                                                 6%
Project                                                 24%  
Lab Assignments                                 25%
Mid-Term Exam                                   15%  
Final Exam                                           30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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