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TDDD66 Mobile Networks


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Lecture Material

Note: The slides in this course are adapted or based on various on-line resources (including lectures notes by Juha Takkinen, Anirban Mahanti, Carey Williamson, Jim Kurose, Keith Ross, and likely many others) and should only be used for academic/educational purposes.

Wireless characteristics
Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapter 1.
Slides: 2014, 2015

Reading: Kurose and Ross textbook. (Prerequisite to course.)
Slides: 2014, 2015

Example technologies and standards
Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapter 2, 3, 4.
Slides: 2014, 2015

MAC protocol
Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapters 5.2.1, 6, 7.2.4, and part of 10. (Also see Kurose and Ross.)
Slides: 2014

Reading: See above (including Kurose & Ross!!)
Slides: 2014

Ad-hoc networks (and some of their issues)
Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapter 5.
Slides: 2014

Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapters 5.2.2, 7, and part of 10.
Slides: 2014, gpsr
Extra reading:
  • J. Broch, D. A. Maltz, D. B. Johnson, Y. C. Hu, and J. Jetcheva, A performance comparison of multi-hop wireless adhoc network routing protocols, Proc. ACM MOBICOM '98, Dallas, TX, Oct. 1998, pp. 85--97. (pdf)
  • B. Karp, and H. T. Kung, GPSR: greedy perimeter stateless routing for wireless networks, Proc. ACM MOBICOM '00, New York, NY, Aug. 2000, pp. 243--254. (pdf)

Transport layer and TCP issues
Reading: Murthy and Manoj: Chapters 5.2.4, and part of 9.
Slides: 2014
Extra candidate reading:
  • H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R. H. Katz, A comparison of mechanisms for improving TCP performance over wireless links, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 5, 6 (Dec. 1997), pp. 756--769. (pdf)
  • S. Pilosof, R. Ramjee, D. Raz, Y. Shavitt, and P. Sinha, Understanding TCP fairness over wireless LAN, Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, CA, Mar/Apr. 2003, pp. 863--872. (pdf, doi)

Reading: Kurose & Ross.
  • Streaming
    Reading: Kurose & Ross: Chapter 7 (streaming/multimedia), especially chapters 7.2 and 7.4.
    Slides: 2014
  • Peer-to-peer
    Reading: Kurose & Ross + Selected papers.
    Slides: 2014
    Extra candidate reading:
    • B. Cohen (2003), "Incentives build robustness in BitTorrent", Proc. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems, Berkeley, CA, June 2003. (pdf)

Discussion lectures
Slides (and a few note sketches 2013): part1 (2013), part2 (2013)
Slides (and a few note sketches 2014): part1 (2014), part2 (2014)
Extra reading:
  • D. Lecompte and F. Gabin, "Evolved multimedia broadcast/multicast service (eMBMS) in LTE-advanced: overview and Rel-11 enhancements", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 50, Issue 11, Nov. 2012, pp. 68--74. (doi)
  • Slides on Linear Programming and Network Optimization: by Prof. Zongpeng Li

Example Exam questions

You can find example questions (and format of exams) here: Oct. 2010, Oct. 2012, Aug. 2013, Oct. 2013


  • Siva Ram Murthy, C. & Manoj, B. S. (2004), Ad hoc wireless networks: architectures and protocols. Prentice Hall.
  • Kurose, J. F. & Ross, K. W. (2012), Computer networking: a top-down approach. Sixth edition. Pearson.
  • Extra/complementary reading: A. S. Tanenbaum and D. J. Wetherall (2010), Computer networks. Fifth edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Various online resources and research papers.

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Last updated: 2015-09-02