Lecture: Mobile Communication

The lecture and exercise on "Mobile Communication" will be offered twice in two locations at different times - but the contents will be exactly the same and will be "synchronised" throughout the whole semester: Each Tuesday morning exercise (bi-weekly) and lecture in the B-IT building, each Tuesday afternoon lecture and exercise (bi-weekly) in HS 2 at Römerstr. The lecture is offered for Master Computer Science (module MA-INF 3202), for Diploma students (DPO Informatik, Hauptstudium) and for B-IT students in Master Media Informatics. More information see below. Lecture and Exercises/Tutorials will be given in English language.




  • Term: Master Computer Science, Diploma (Graduate)
  • Requirements: see below
  • Faculty: MA-INF 3202; alte DPO: B/C; neue DPO: B
  • Effort: 2L+1E (4CP)
  • Follow-up/Side-events: A seminar will take place at the end of the lecture period. Subsequent to lectures "High Performance Networking" and "Mobile Communication" participating in a lab is possible.

Student Evaluation:


  • for students of Master Computer Science: High Performance Networking (MA-INF 3101)

  • for Diploma students: High Performance Networking or legacy: Data Communication and Internet Technology or Rechnernetze I

  • for B-IT MI students: High Performance Networking / Data Communication and Internet Technology (or similar - requiring specific negotiation with the lecturer)


B-IT building ("Rheinsaal"):

  • lecture Tue 10:30 - 12:00h (first lecture on Tue April 21, 2009)
  • exercise Tue 9:00 - 10:30h (no exercise on April 21, first exercise date will be announced in the lecture)

AVZ III, Römerstr. 164:

  • HS 2, lecture Tue 15:15 - 16:45h (first lecture on Tue April 21, 2009)
  • A7a, exercise Tue 17:00 - 18:30h (no exercise on April 21, first exercise date will be announced in the lecture)


Mobility Management in the Internet, Wireless Communication Basics,
Wireless Networking Technologies, Cellular/Mobile Communication
Networks (voice and data communication), Ad-hoc and Sensor

Mailing List - "Mobile Communication"

The mailing list "mobilecomm" is used for news concerning the lecture "Mobile Communication". An additional purpose is to discuss problems, e.g. with viewing or printing slides or assignment sheets. More information on subscribing the mailing list can be found undefinedhere.

Slides and Presentations

Access to the files is unrestricted from within the computer science department. Access from outside requires a username and a password, which has been announced in the first lecture.


0. Important information about this lecture Slides 1-21 (980.296 Bytes)
1. Introduction Slides 1-31 (1.266.298 Bytes)
2. Wireless Communication Basics Slides 1-46 (1.539.646 Bytes)
slides 1-22 (1.130.425 Bytes)
slides 23-46 (420.300 Bytes)
3. Wireless Technologies Overview

Part 1: 3.1. Bluetooth
Slides 1-48 (527.158 Bytes)

Part 2: 3.2. Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Slides 1-70 (889.346 Bytes)

Part 3: 3.3. WiMAX (IEEE 802.16)
Slides 1-25 (809.534 Bytes)

4. Cellular phone network: GSM, HSCSD, EDGE, GPRS Slides 1–71 (1.330.145 Bytes)
slides 1-38 (913.910 Bytes)
slides 39-71 (433.101 Bytes)
5. Mobility Management in (Wireless) Networks Slides 1–27 (432.762 Bytes)
6. Third generation mobile communication: UMTS Slides 1–63 (2.215.322 Bytes)
slides 1-37 (1.143.664 Bytes)
slides 38-63 (1.081.073 Bytes)

7. Mobile Ad hoc Networks   (guest lecture Dr. Michael Gerharz)

Handout (2.250.477 Bytes)
Advanced Topics: Handout (1.244.925 Bytes)

8. Mobile Networking and related Positioning (guest lecture Dr. Edmund Coersmeier) Slides 1-28 (2.046.272 Bytes)


Assignment Sheets

The PDF files can be viewed and printed with Adobe Reader. The program is undefinedavailable for free and installed on nearly all hosts of the institute.

Information on Tutorials/Exercises

PDF-file Supplementary Slides Further Information
sheet 1

notes (B-IT, morning session)

notes (RöStr., afternoon session)

sheet 2
sheet 3
sheet 4
sheet 5
sheet 6
sheet 7 notes (B-IT, morning session)


Practical exercises

PDF-file Supplementary Slides Further Information
exercise 1

Information on the presentation