EE 5379/EE7379

Optimization in Wireless
Networks

**Instructor:**
Dinesh Rajan

Telephone:

E-mail: rajand@lyle.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-1259 Fax: 214-768-3573

Office location: 311 Junkins Building, SMU campus

Office hours: TBD

TA/Grader: TBD

Class room: TBA

Class time: Mondays 6:30 – 9:20pm

**Catalog Course
Description**

This course exposes students to a wide variety of optimization problems in the design and operation of wireless networks. Basic linear programming and integer linear programming concepts will be introduced and explained using examples from wired and wireless networks. The course will also explain the basic structure and design of various wireless networks including cellular networks and Wireless LANs (e.g. those based on 802.11g/n).

**Prerequisites**

Senior Undergraduate or Graduate student in Engineering.

This course is appropriate for both EE and EMIS students who are interested in the general area of applying optimization to wireless networks. CSE students might also find the material interesting and useful.

The course will use MATLAB and an optimization package such as AMPL or GAMS extensively. Prior working knowledge of at least one of these two languages would be useful.

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**Textbook and Other
Related Materials**

*Other Good References include:*

*The IEEE 802.11
Handbook: A designers companion *by Bob O Hara, Al Petrick
IEEE publishing

**Course Objectives**

Wireless networks have permeated all facets of society and are being increasingly used in many different applications. The objective of this course is to introduce to students the basic design and optimization of wireless networks. Special emphasis will be placed on a project in which students will formulate and solve relevant problems in wireless network design/operation.

**Course Requirements **

**Task Grade basis **

Assignments 35%

Project and term paper 50%

(10% for final oral project presentation, 40% for term paper)

Final exam 10%

Class Participation 5%

For distance students, the project will count towards 55% of grade (all for term paper, none for oral presentation)

For students registered in EE 5379 the project will be simpler.

**Major Topics Covered
in the Course**

**Topics **

1. Introduction

2. Layering and

3. Signals in Time and Frequency

4. Basic modulation/demodulation methods

5. Multiple accessing schemes

UL/DL, TDMA/FDMA/CDMA/OFDM

6. Fading Channel models

Long term and short term fading models

7. Power control

8. Channel capacity

9. Multiple antenna systems

10. Multiuser detection and advanced transceiver techniques

11. Introduction to Linear Programming (LP)

12. Integer linear programming (ILP) and mixed ILP

13. Introduction to cellular systems

14. Basics of wireless LANs and 802.11 standard

15. Ad-hoc Routing and Sensor networks

Note: The topics will not be covered in the same order
as mentioned above. The topics on LP and
ILP will be covered in parallel with the wireless topics in the first half of
the course.

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Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a
disability must first be registered with Disability Accommodations &
Success Strategies (DASS) to verify the disability and to establish eligibility
for accommodations. Students may call 214-768-1470 or visit http://www.smu.edu/alec/dass.asp
to begin the process. Once registered, students should then schedule an
appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements.

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Religious Observance: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on
holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing
at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance,
acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See
University Policy No. 1.9.)

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Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: Students
participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular
activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other
graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the
responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to
any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the
work. (University Undergraduate Catalogue)

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Student Learning Outcomes: The following ABET outcomes are applicable to
this course.

**Outcome A: Ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics,
science & engineering**

**Outcome B: Ability
to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data**

**Outcome E: Ability
to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems**

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Final Exams: Final course examinations shall be given in all courses
where they are appropriate, and some form of final assessment is
essential. Final exams or final assessments must be administered as
specified in the official examination schedule, and shall not be administered
during the last week of classes or during the Reading Period. The final
exam will be held during exam’s week as per the schedule given in the SMU
Registrar’s webpage.