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Wireless networking

Individual course

The aim of this course is to give an up-to-date overview of modern wireless access technologies. The emphasis is put on networking side of these technologies.

Course contents

WAN/WLAN/WPAN technologies

  1. Cellular networks
  2. WLAN systems (802.11)
  3. WPAN/WBAN systems (802.15)

Advanced wireless networks

  1. Ad hoc wireless networks
  2. Wireless sensor networks
  3. Wireless mesh networks
  4. Special systems (vehicular V2X/V2V)

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student is able to

  • understand the main way for wireless network evolution.
  • understand principal design difference between WAN/LAN wireless systems.
  • explain evolution of IEEE 802.11 technologies.
  • explain evolution of cellular systems.
  • understand details of multiple access in wireless systems.
  • understand details of random access protocols.
  • explain the concept of ad-hoc/sensor/mesh wireless networking systems.

Course material

Lecture notes, slides and other complementary materials.

Completion methods

Project work and exam. For FITech students, flexible mechanisms are pursued.

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

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5G, 6G, tietoliikennetekniikka, tietoliikenneverkot, tiedonsiirtotekniikka, langaton teknologia, langattomat verkot, mobiiliverkot, Internet, esineiden Internet, teollinen Internet

Responsible teacher

University of Tampere
Dmitri Moltchanov

Further information about the course and studying

University of Tampere
Mikko Valkama, 5G-coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology,
Industrial internet,
Internet technology,
Wireless technology
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Tampere University
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of wireless communications fundamentals
Course suitable for:
For all who are interested in wireless technology
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