IS 335 Wireless LANS and Mobile Communication Systems

3 credits, Spring

Examines the concepts and implementation of wireless technologies to include the IEEE 802.11 family of wireless local area network standards, IEEE 802.16 Wi- MAX, Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS), satellite networks (GEO, MEO, LEO), microwave and laser links, and Mobile IP. Students will explore technologies such as the cellular communications system, General Packet Radio Services (GPRS), Global System for Mobile communication (GSM), Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR), Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS), and 4G Wireless systems.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in IS 231