Mobile Communication Systems
Communication, Services and Infrastructure
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Introduction to Computer Networks. Communication Protocols. Fundamentals of Communications. Programming.
The teaching methodology relies on two types of complementary activities that are strongly correlated both in terms of timing and content: lecture-based teaching, stimulating the discussion, interactivity, analysis and critical reasoning; execution of lab assignments, based on software tools.
Host and network mobility are an increasingly used feature in communication networks and the current Internet, along with the growing number and types of services and applications. In addition to host and network mobility, environments in which the virtual and real worlds are linked through Internet of Things (IoT) are getting common. IoT allow a whole range of new services and applications, in areas such as industrial monitoring, security, health and environment.
The central objectives of this course are, on one side, the discussion and study – both in theoretical and practical terms – of the main aspects of host and network mobility and, on the other, the exploration of protocols, technologies and applications for IoT.
Throughout the course, students acquire key competences in terms of comprehension, analysis and synthesis of the covered topics, critical reasoning, planning and organization, problem solving, teamwork and autonomous study.
Fundamentals and evolution of wireless networks. Wireless local area networks. Cellular systems: from 2G to 5G. IP mobility. Network mobility. Internet of Things and mobile environments: protocols, technologies and applications. Multicasting.
Vasco Nuno Sousa Simões Pereira
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Martin Sauter, "From GSM to LTE", Wiley 2011.
Cory Beard, William Stallings, "Wireless Communications & Networks An Interactive Approach", Pearson Education, 2015.
O. Hersent, D. Boswarthick, and O. Elloumi, "The Internet of Things: Key Applications and Protocols", John Wiley & Sons, Dec. 2011.
Sá Silva, R. Silva e F. Boavida, "Redes de Sensores Sem Fios", FCA – Editora de Informática Lda., Lisboa 2016.
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