Wireless Networking - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Wireless Networking course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC320) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description: This course familiarizes students with different concepts of wireless

networking including wireless channels, communication techniques, cellular communications,

mobile network, and advanced features.

Objective: The main objective of this course is to provide concepts and principles of wireless

networking including protocol stacks and standards with the evolution of latest wireless




1.1 History and challenges of wireless communications 

1.2 WLAN technologies: Infrared, UHF narrowband, spread spectrum 

1.3 Wireless communications standards 

Wireless Channel Characterization

2.1 Multipath propagation environment 

2.2 LTI channel model 

2.3 Channel correlation function 

2.4 Large scale path loss 

2.5 Small scale multipath fading 

Wireless Communication Techniques

3.1 Transmission techniques 

    3.1.1 Introduction to bandpass transmission 

    3.1.2 Signal space and decision reasons 

    3.1.3 Digital modulation 

    3.1.4 Power spectral density 

3.2 Receiver Techniques 

    3.2.1 Introduction to fading dispersive channels 

    3.2.2 Channel impairment mitigation techniques 

    3.2.3 Diversity 

    3.2.4 Channel equalization 

3.3 Multiple Access Technologies 

    3.3.1 Conflict free multiple access technologies 

    3.3.2 Spectral efficiencies 

Fundamental of Cellular Communications

4.1 Spectrum reuse and re-farming 

4.2 Cell cluster concept 

4.3 Co-channel and adjacent channel interference 

4.4 Cell site call blocking and delay 

4.5 Channel allocation strategies 

Mobility Management in Wireless Networks

5.1 Introduction 

5.2 Call admission control 

5.3 Handoff management 

5.4 Location management for cellular and PCS networks

5.5 Traffic calculation

Overview of Mobile Network and Transport Layer

6.1 Mobile IP: IP packet delivery, Agent discovery, tunneling and encapsulation

6.2 IPv6-Network layer in the internet

6.3 Mobile IP session initiation protocol

6.4 Wireless application protocol

6.5 Mobile routing protocols: DSDV, AODV and DSR

6.6 Classical TCP improvements: Mobile TCP, Time out freezing, Selective retransmission

Advances in Wireless Networking

7.1 4G: Features, Challenges and Applications

7.2 Overview of 4G Technologies

    7.2.1 Multicarrier Modulation

    7.2.2 Smart antenna techniques

    7.2.3 Adaptive Modulation

    7.2.4 Cognitive Radio

7.3 Introduction to 5G and its vision

7.4 Introduction to wireless network virtualization

7.5 Concepts of Wireless Sensor Network & RFID

7.6 Introduction to optical communication: Li-Fi

7.7 Introduction to Software Defined Wireless Networks

7.8 Concepts of Open BTS and Open Cellular Networks