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DIT07M3-SP Foundations of Wireless Communications

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Wireless communication has captured the attention of media and the imagination of the public. Wireless communication is one of the fastest growing segments in the communication industry and also offers long-range communications that are not possible with the usage of wires. The recent developments in the wireless technologies have given birth to various new technologies like ZigBee, RFID etc.
This course covers a complete note on wireless communication which involves Point-to- point links, IEEE 802.11, OSI model, Antennas, WLAN & Medium Access Control.
After completion of this course, students will know completely about wireless communication and also about some of the new technologies like Wireless HART, ZigBee and RFID.
 

 

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

  • IT managers 
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Networking Technicians
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Server Administrator
  • Systems engineers
  • Telecommunication engineers

 

COURSE OUTLINE

STANDARD BODIES AND FREQUENCY ALLOCATION

  • Regulatory & standard bodies
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Focus on frequency
  • ISM spectral band allocation
  • RF spectrum for WLAN & ITU
  • Types of wireless
  • Names and numbers 

 

MODULATION TECHNIQUES & SPREAD SPECTRUM

  • Modulation techniques
  • Encoding & decoding techniques
  • Analog/Digital signaling
  • Periodic signals
  • Modulation techniques – Analog/Digital
  • Amplitude shift keying
  • Binary frequency shift keying
  • Quadrature amplitude modulation
  • Discrete sequence SS
  • Frequency hopping SS

 

ANTENNA

  • Decibels(dB)
  • Antenna Gain
  • Radiation patterns
  • RF Basics – Antenna gain
  • RF Basics – Directional antennas
  • Antenna polarization
  • Antenna types
  • Antenna impedance
  • RF Basics – Feedlines

 

DECIBEL

  • Point-to-point terrestrial wireless links
  • More on dB’s
  • More on dB’s – Examples
  • More on dB’s – Exercise

 

POINT-TO-POINT LINKS – I

  • Microwave Point-to-point link
  • Application/solution
  • Microwave system design procedure
  • Link availability
  • Fade margin – Exercise 
  • Link performance
  • Simple path analysis concept
  • Radio link budget

 

POINT-TO-POINT LINKS – II

  • EIRP/ERP
  • Transmitted power – EIRP
  • Effective Radiated Power 
  • Propagation & Propagation Losses
  • Propagation – 3 kHz – 3 MHz
  • Propagation – 3 - 300 MHz
  • Refraction & Diffraction 
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Free space loss
  • Fresnel zone
  • Radio Path Profile
  • Antennas
  • Microwave antennae – Examples

 

IEEE 802.11 & OSI MODEL

  • OSI model
  • 802.11 in TCP/IP stack
  • 802.11 AD-HOC network
  • 802.11 – infrastructure network
  • Extended service set network
  • Wireless bridges

 

WLAN & MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL

  • 802.11 Layers & functions
  • WLAN evolution
  • Wireless LAN standards
  • IEEE 802.11 comparisons
  • Antenna diversity
  • 802.11 – MAC layer
  • 802.11 – CSMA/CA
  • 802.11 DCF – Basic access
  • 802.11 = RTS/CTS
  • 802.11 – Carrier sensing, Collision avoiding
  • 802.11 – Reliability
  • 802.11 – Other MAC tasks
  • 802.11 – Synchronization & Energy conservation
  • 802.11 – Roaming

 

IEEE 802.11 FRAME STRUCTURE & INDUSTRIAL WLAN’S

  • Types of frames
  • 802.11 – frame format
  • IEEE 802.11N
  • Frame aggregation
  • Backward compatibility and frame format
  • Motivations for wireless industries
  • Industrial applications
  • Industrial wireless network market
  • ZigBee application
  • Comparison of complimentary protocols
  • Challenges and spectrum solutions

 

MESH NETWORKS

  • Infrastructure network
  • Ad-Hoc network
  • Mesh network
  • Wireless mesh network
  • Infrastructure/Backbone WMN
  • Client WMN
  • Scenario: Broadband Internet Access
  • Scenario: Community Mesh Network
  • Scenario: Spontaneous Mesh Network
  • IEEE 802.11s
  • IEEE 802.15.1
  • IEEE 802.15.4

 

ZIGBEE

  • IEEE 802.15.4 & ZigBee
  • Where does ZigBee fit?
  • ZigBee & other wireless technologies
  • What does ZigBee do?
  • 802.15.4 architecture
  • Wireless networking basics
  • Network pieces
  • Communication mechanisms
  • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC overview
  • Superframe structure
  • ZigBee’s future

 

WIRELESS HART

  • HART
  • WirelessHART – Introduction
  • WirelessHART network components
  • WirelessHART – physical layer
  • WirelessHART – data link layer
  • WirelessHART – network layer
  • WirelessHART – transport layer
  • WirelessHART – application layer
  • Deploying & commissioning WirelessHART devices

 

TELEMETRY – APPLICATIONS & COMMUNICATION

  • Telemetry
  • Fixed telemetry applications
  • Portable telemetry applications
  • Tracking applications
  • Communications – centralised
  • Communications – VHF
  • Communications – Acoustic
  • Communications – Acoustic – JSATS
  • Why so many acoustic telemetry systems?
  • Communications – WiFi
  • Communications – 3G/4G
  • Communications – Argos

 

TELEMETRY – SENSORS & SOFTWARE

  • Sensors
  • Sensors – MEMS
  • Sensors – More
  • Software

 

RFID – BASICS & APPLICATIONS

  • RFID – Basics
  • RFID Tag vs. Barcode
  • Basics - RFID Capture system
  • Applications
  • RFID – Creepy applications

 

RFID – TAGS

  • RFID – Tags
  • Tag block diagram
  • Manufacture of tags
  • RFID tags: Smart labels
  • RFID tag various form-factors
  • RFID tag types
  • RFID – Passive vs. Active tags
  • Selection criteria for tags
  • Privacy: the flip side of RFID
  • References 

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Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 179

Instructor

John Lawrence

B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc B.Com (Hons)

 

John is an accomplished and practising Project Manager who has been involved in the mining and oil industries, banking, investment and finance sectors for over 25 years. His extensive Project Management skills have been acquired through various contrasting project types - application development projects, company infrastructure set-up in multi-million dollar technical and mining evaluation systems, IT component company relocations and strategy development.

His adaptive approach to Project Management has proven invaluable to numerous clients - from hands-on to a consultancy capacity relative to key prevailing factors. He has a strong belief in Post Project Reviews and feeding this experience back into new projects. John is particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity in using software tools to improve the management of projects - both engineering and IT based.

In the past 10 years John has concentrated on the areas of Project Management and Technical training with a number of European and North American based companies. His individual style of training and successful transfer of information methods have made him a highly sought after instructor. An inspiring and professional instructor, you will benefit from and enjoy John’s presentations, including Project Management, Technical and Specification Writing, Data Communications and Networking.

 

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