Lecture: Mobile Communication

The lecture is offered for Master Computer Science (module MA-INF 3202) Lecture and Exercises/Tutorials will be given in English language.

Course:

Exercises:

Other:

  • Term: Master Computer Science
  • Requirements: Basic knowledge of communications systems and protocols, e.g. from a Bachelor course on computer networks (or similar topics)
  • Faculty: MA-INF 3202
  • Effort: 2L+2E / 6CP
  • Follow-up/Side-events: We are offering a periodical seminar and a lab in each semester. However, the research activities of our department ar currently focused on IT security, thus it is not foreseeable how many topics related to Mobile Communication will be on offer.

Announcments

  • 2021-04-13:
    • The MoCo lecture officially started with a live kickoff meeting on April 13, 2021 at 14:15 CEST.
    • During this meeting, we discussed all important information about the lecture, exercises, etc.
    • The presented organizational slides can be found undefinedHERE.
    • For your convenience, we put all dates in an online calendar, which can be found undefinedHERE.
    • Primary room for the kickoff meeting: https://bbb.informatik.uni-bonn.de/b/fab-jyg-5rw (Access code: 813294)

    Information about online teaching

    The following section contains important information regarding the online MoCo course. Please also pay close attention to the accompanying slide set (will be provided soon). This slide set also contains the access credentials which are required to access our course material from the internet. Please use either the undefineduniversity VPN (Uni-ID required) or the undefinedcomputer science VPN (computer science account required) when first accessing this material. You will not be prompted for a password when you access our material via VPN. Please also support your fellow students if they have a problem when accessing the course material.

    Mailing list

    Please subscribe to the mailing list (see below). We will distribute important announcements via this list.

    Lecture

    The lecture will be offered as (pre-produced) on-demand videos. The videos will be provided step by step throughout the semester. Videos will be provided via Sciebo. For each chapter of the lecture (see section "Slides and Presentations"), you will find a link to the video file next to the corresponding slide set.

    Notice: To access the videos you will need a password. Use the same password which you also use to access the lecture slide PDF files on our web page.

    Live Q&A Sessions

    In addition to the on-demand lecture videos, we will offer a series of live Q&A sessions via BigBlueButton. During these sessions, feel free to ask any questions about the lecture topics, the exercise sheets, or the course organization.

    undefinedQ&A sessions will be held in this BBB room

    Access code: 813294

    Exercises

    Exercises will take place live via BigBlueButton on several different time slots per week. You will get the URL and access code for your exercise group after the exercise registration period.

    Please take note of the exercise schedule published in the slide set (see above). There are some weeks where there is no exercise class!

    Exercise registration and submission of solutions

    This will be covered in detail on the first assignment sheet, which will be released soon.

     


    Prerequisites (recommended)

    We recommend existing basic knowledge on computer networks and communication systems protocols, e.g. coming from appropriate courses of your Bachelor programme.

    For the Uni Bonn German programme "Bachelor Informatik" we recommend participation in the course BA-INF 101 "Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemem (KIVS)". All lecture material (slides, assignment sheets, ...) is available in English language and maybe helpful also for Master students who have not done the BA degree in Bonn. You can access the recent course material (of winter term 2017/2018) here on the KIVS web page (no username/password required from within the University computer network).

    Contents

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

    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

    The first slide set also contains the access credentials which are required to access our course material from the internet. Please use either the undefineduniversity VPN (Uni-ID required) or the undefinedcomputer science VPN (computer science account required) when first accessing this material. You will not be prompted for a password when you access our material via VPN. Please also support your fellow students if they have a problem when accessing the course material.

    The list of chapters and subsections is preliminary and maybe subject to slight changes.

    ChapterPDF-FilesundefinedAll VideosComments
    Initial information about lecture and exercises undefinedSlides

    undefinedVideo

    (released 2021-04-13)

    Both slide sets were discussed in the introductory lecture, hence it is only one video

    0. Important information about this lecture undefinedSlides
    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

    undefinedVideo

    (released 2021-04-16)

    2. Wireless Communication Basics

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

    undefinedSlides

    undefinedVideo  (part 1) (released 2021-04-20)

    undefinedVideo (part 2) (released 2021-04-27)

    3. Wireless Technologies Overview

    3.1. Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 

    undefinedSlides

    undefinedVideo (part 1) (released 2021-05-04)

    3.2. Bluetooth
    3.3. WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (IEEE 802.16)
    (cf. announcements in the lectures …)

    4. LoRa and LoRaWAN - Long Range Wide Area Networks

     

    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

    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

    7. Third generation (3G) mobile communication and beyond

    7.1. Generations' Overview: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
    7.2. Overview of 3G/UMTS and its architecture
    7.3. WCDMA Principles, Spread Spectrum
    7.4. Support of mobility: Macro-diversity & Handover
    7.5. Breathing cells & Power Control
    7.6. Outlook: Future generations of mobile communication, 3.5G++

      

    Assignment Sheets

    PDF file Supplementary files Further Information
    undefinedSheet 1undefinedex1.csv
    undefinedSheet 2 undefinedGitLab CI file