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) 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:

Important Announcements:

If you did not participate in the first lecture(s) on April 13, please carefully read the "undefinedinformation on tutorials/exercises".

The first exercise(s) will take place on Tuesday April 27, attendance and preparation/active participation is mandatory!


  • 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, Dahlmannstr. 2:

  • Rheinsaal, lecture Tue 10:30 - 12:00h (first lecture on April, 13th, 2010)
  • Rheinsaal, exercise Tue 9:00 - 10:30h (no exercise on April, 13th, first exercise will be held on April, 27th. You have to register on April 13th.)

AVZ III, Römerstr. 164:

  • HS 2, lecture Tue 15:15 - 16:45h (first lecture on April, 13th, 2010)
  • A414, exercise Tue 17:00 - 18:30h (no exercise on April, 13th, first exercise will be held on April, 27th. You have to register on April 13th.)


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 "vl-moco" 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. Slides 1-23 (1.257.903 Bytes)
1. Introduction Slides 1-33 (2.256.392 Bytes)
slides 1-16 (1.126.838 Bytes)
slides 17-33 (1.140.305 Bytes)
2. Wireless Communication Basics Slides 1-46 (1.554.257 Bytes)
slides 1-20 (848.213 Bytes)
slides 21-46 (716.446 Bytes)
3. Wireless Technologies Overview
3.1. Bluetooth
3.2. Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11
3.3. WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (IEEE 802.16)

Slides 1-49 (608.051 Bytes)

Slides 1-71 (966.012 Bytes)

Slides 1-29 (1.484.163 Bytes)
slides 1-21 (593.412 Bytes)
slides 22-29 (899.862 Bytes)

4. Cellular phone network: GSM, HSCSD, EDGE, GPRS
4.1. Motivation + Overview of GSM
4.2. GSM Network: Architecture and Concepts
4.3. Data Services in GSM: CSD and HSCSD
4.4. Packet-oriented Data Service: GPRS

Slides 1-78 (1.685.847 Bytes)
slides 1-13 (666.018 Bytes)
slides 14-45 (646.125 Bytes)
slides 46-78 (404.306 Bytes)

5. Mobility Management in (Wireless) Networks
5.1. Mobility in the Internet – Mobile IP
5.2. Mobility Management Internet vs. GSM/GPRS
5.3. Further Information
Slides 1-27 (404.787 Bytes)
6. Third generation mobile communication: UMTS
6.1. Overview of 3G/UMTS and its architecture
6.2. WCDMA Principles, Spread Spectrum
6.3. Support of mobility: Macro-diversity & Handover
6.4. Breathing cells & Power Control
6.5. Outlook: Future generations of mobile communication
6.6. Further information
Slides 1-62 (2.265.920 Bytes)
slides 1-40 (1.100.065 Bytes)
slides 41-62 (1.179.852 Bytes)
7. Mobile Ad hoc Networks   (guest lecture Dr. Michael Gerharz) Handout (2.250.477 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
sheet 2
sheet 3
sheet 4
sheet 5
sheet 6
sheet 7


Practical exercises

PDF-file Supplementary Slides Further Information
exercise 1

Information on the presentation