Wireless Access Systems

Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnologie Master >> Hauptfach

Cooperative Pervasive Wireless Access Systems

Goal: Wireless access systems support locally constrained tetherless connectivity and mobile access to a backbone network (typically the Internet). A variety of fascinating new applications are enabled if we succeed in providing mobile wireless connectivity to heterogeneous nodes (including RFID enabled objects, sensors and actors as well as computers and other power devices). We refer to this breed of networks as wireless access networks. In this course the student develops a comprehensive understanding of wireless access technology, existing markets and upcoming business opportunities.

Summary: The course consists of two tracks. The track "Technology&Systems" is structured as regular lecture. In the introduction we will discuss the challenges and potential of pervasive wireless access and study some fundamentals of short/medium range wireleess communications. The main body of this track is devoted to existing and upcoming systems. Specifically we will address Wireless Local Area Networks (WiFi), Wireless Personal Area Networks (Bluetooth, ZigBee), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (Wimax) and have a detailed look at the upcoming RF Identification systems. A comprehensive survey of Ultrawide band (UWB) as the promising transmission technology for pervasive wireless access completes this track. The track "Simulate&Practice" is organized as student driven exercises based on MATLAB implementations of the systems taught in lectures. It consists of simulations of single/multi-carrier systems, channel encoding/decoding, and basic UWB transceiver.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Armin Wittneben

Assistants: Yahia Hassan, Dr. Eric Slottke


  Lecture: Tuesday 10:00-12:00 ETZ E7
  Exercise: Tuesday 08:00-10:00ETZ E7


Lecture Notes