Lecture: Mobile Communication

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. (The exercise Mo12.30-14.00 will only be offered if the number of participants yields two exercise groups.)





  • Term: Master Computer Science, Diploma (Graduate)
  • Requirements: see below
  • Faculty: MA-INF 3202; alte DPO: B/C; neue DPO: B
  • Effort: 2L+2E / 6CP (diploma 4CP)
  • Follow-up/Side-events: A seminar will take place in the next lecture period. Subsequent to lectures "High Performance Networking" and "Mobile Communication" participating in a lab is possible.

Important Announcements:

The first lecture of Mobile Communication was on Tuesday April 09, 2013 at 14.30h in LBH room II.27/27a.

If you did not participate in this first lecture, please carefully read the "undefinedinformation on tutorials/exercises". Registration for the tutorial/exercise groups (group 1: Monday 12.30-14.00h, group 2: Tuesday 16.10-17.40h) will be done online via the TVS-system (undefinedhttps://puma.cs.uni-bonn.de/). Registration will be open from Tue April 16, (~17.00h) until Thu April 18, 23.59h (an e-mail on the MoCo mailing list will follow).

The first assignment sheet will appear on Tuesday April 16, the first exercise(s) will take place on Monday April 22 and Tuesday April 23.

The first practical assignment sheet was published on Tuesday April 9. Questions on this will be taken after the lecture and/or the exercise/tutorial meetings.

MoCo Calendar online. You may undefineddownload or subscribe to this calendar. It contains assignment sheet, exercise, and lecture dates.

Prerequisites: (recommended)

  • 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)


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 and organizational information 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. The mails on the list are being archived.

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 undefinedSlides 1-21  (1.846.260 Bytes)
1. Introduction

1.1. Everything moves …
1.2. Mobility versus portability
1.3. Mobile devices
1.4. Wireless communication
1.5. Mobile communication and the layer model

undefinedSlides 1-33 (2.257.552 Bytes)

2. Wireless Communication Basics

2.1. Signal Propagation Characteristics
2.2. Modulation Schemes
2.3. Multiple Access Schemes
2.4. Wireless Links

undefinedSlides 1-47 (1.206.838 Bytes)

3. Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Ad-Hoc Networks Essentials
MANET Routing
Destination-Sequenced Distance Vector
Optimized Link-State Routing
Dynamic Source Routing
Lightweight Mobile Routing
Associativity-Based Long-Lived Routing

Part 2: Geographic Routing

(Lectures May 7 and May 14, 2013 given by Dr. Markus Esch, Fraunhofer FKIE)

undefinedSlides 1-165 (15.820.227 Bytes)

!Note: Large file size!

Part 2 undefinedSlides 1-45 (1.332.502 Bytes)

4. Wireless Technologies Overview

4.1. Bluetooth
undefinedSlides 1-53 (1.420.340 Bytes)
4.2. Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 undefinedSlides 1-71 (1.769.032 Bytes)
4.3. WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (IEEE 802.16)
(this subsection maybe very short …)
undefinedSlides 1-32 (1.710.684 Bytes)

5. Cellular phone network: GSM, HSCSD, EDGE, GPRS

5.1. Motivation + Overview of GSM
5.2. GSM Network: Architecture and Concepts
5.3. Data Services in GSM: CSD and HSCSD
5.4. Packet-oriented Data Service: GPRS

undefinedSlides 1-79 (2.550.589 Bytes)

6. Mobility Management in (Wireless) Networks

6.1. Mobility in the Internet – Mobile IP
6.2. Mobility Management Internet vs. GSM/GPRS
6.3. Further Information
undefinedSlides 1-27 (924.162 Bytes)

7. Third generation mobile communication: UMTS

7.1. Overview of 3G/UMTS and its architecture
7.2. WCDMA Principles, Spread Spectrum
7.3. Support of mobility: Macro-diversity & Handover
7.4. Breathing cells & Power Control
7.5. Outlook: Future generations of mobile communication
7.6. Further information
undefinedSlides 1-74 (3.374.033 Bytes)

Supplementary Material:

Animations of 2. Wireless Communication Basics
Animations of 4.1. Bluetooth
Animations of 4.2. WLAN
Animations of 5. Cellular Networks
Animations of 6. Mobility Management



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.

undefinedInformation on Tutorials/Exercises

Exam Admittance (tba towards the end of the lecturing time)

Exam Schedule (tba towards the end of the lecturing time)

PDF-file Supplementary Slides Further Information
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Practical exercises

PDF-file Supplementary Slides Further Information
PA1 registration