Advanced Wireless Networks

[October 15th, 2018] I will be teaching a course in the spring on Advanced Wireless Networks.  Should be an interesting run through basic networking, basic wireless, and WiFi / cellular with a few dashes of MANET (ad hoc), D2D, and low power.  The class will be offered at the graduate level only though undergraduates are welcome to inquire.  The class is primarily targeted at CSE and EE graduate students.  Will be a nice time for me personally to shore up a broader perspective on the various 3GPP releases outside of what occasional expert work here and there entails. Synopsis for the class is below:

The focus of this course will be to explore a complete stack view of the key challenges associated with wireless networks across a variety of contexts including: wireless fundamentals, historical and contemporary wireless standards, WiFi, cellular, low power, and device-to-device / ad hoc networks.  The course will explore seminal and contemporary research papers with a focus on the systems and performance aspects of wireless networking.  The course will culminate in experimentally-focused research projects utilizing wireless technologies.

Video – PoC Effort

Video from the Proof of Concept effort conducted at OBrien park in South Bend.  The footage was recorded by Wes Evard of the College of Engineering and by the city drone pilot.  The Proof of Concept involved a DJII Octocopter drone carrying a SDR and phone payload as well as the Field Research Vehicle from Prof. Tom Pratt’s research group.  Kudos to Prof. Hai Lin’s students for piloting and for Prof. Nick Laneman’s group for running the SDR gear.

ND Wireless Institute PAWR Briefing

(March 20th, 2017) The Wireless Institute will be hosting a media briefing related to Notre Dame’s and South Bend’s ongoing development of a $25M Platform for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other City officials, Notre Dame researchers, and representatives from the St. Joe Valley Metronet will discuss site tests that were conducted over the past few weeks.

The briefing will be held on Monday, March 20th from 2:45-3:30 pm at O’Brien Recreation Center in South Bend, 321 E Walter St., South Bend, IN 46614.

Huge congrats to Nick Laneman (WI Co-Director) and Harish Punjabi (WI Managing Director) for getting this all together.


(February 14th, 2017) In conjunction with our partners from InterDigital (via the ND Wireless Institute I/UCRC site) and the city of South Bend, we will be exploring cellular and WiFi properties for drones in the local South Bend area.  The work will also represent a test case for an upcoming submission by the Wireless Institute to the NSF PAWR solicitation.

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