Office Hours: After the lectures and by appointment Course Website: http://www.sce.carleton.ca/courses/sysc-5608/f12 Course Description: This course covers mainly the systems aspects of wireless communications. The emphasis is on the multiple access and related issues; the course also covers certain aspects of radio propagation, physical layer, medium access control (MAC) layer and networking layer. The course relies on fundamentals of communication theory and stochastic processes. Prerequisites: Carleton University, 2010–2011 Graduate Calendar: “SYSC 5503 (Stochastic Processes) and SYSC 5504 (Digital Communications), or their equivalents. May be taken concurrently.” Since SYSC 5504 is not offered during Fall 2012, a student who has taken an undergraduate course on digital communications will be considered as having met the requirement. Marking Scheme: • Term Exam: • Project Presentation: • Final Exam:
20% – Fri, Oct 19 (time and location TBA) 25% – Fri, Nov 30, and Sat, Dec 1 (time and location TBA) 55% – (Date and time will be set by the Examinations Services)
Note 1: The final examination is for evaluation purposes only. It will not be returned to the student. In order to pass the course, the final exam mark should be at least 50%. Note 2: Exercise questions will be posted regularly (but there will be no collected assignments). Note 3: Each student has to attend at...