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CSC8407 Wireless and Internet Technology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCOP or MPIT or MCOT or MCTE or MSBI or MSSC or MENC or MEPR or MENS or METC or MSST


The first topic in the course is quality of service in the Internet, with particular emphasis on AQM's such as Random Early Discard (RED), and also the DiffServ Internet standard for managing quality of service. Students will use the NS3 simulator (via the NetML system) to gain an understanding of these topics. The second topic treated is wireless communication as used in GSM and CDMA mobile phones and the 802.11 standard for wireless LANs. The third and last major topic of the course is optical networks including wave division multiplexing, design of robust networks taking into account the WDM and Optical Transport Network (OTN) network layers. The assessment for this postgraduate course consists of assignments. Note that students who have completed CSC3420 Wireless and Internet Technology may not enrol in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba