Mobility and Internet of things

Higher education teachers: Bešter Janez

Higher education teachers: , Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64271M

Subject description


Enrolment in the class. Acquaintance with content of the course: Communication systems.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Characteristics of mobile systems (available radio spectrum, cellular coverage, radio channel capacity, mobility management).
  • Commercial mobile networks 2G, 3G and 4G (network architectures, multiple access, core evolution, connection establishment, security).
  • Internet of things connectivity issues (evolution of mobile technologies towards IoT, IoT communication requirements, LTE-M, SigFox, LoRa examples).
  • Critical communications infrastructure (special networks of national importance with high availability).
  • Wireless local area networks WiFi (overview of 802.11b/g/n/ac/ad, planning and management, QoS and security).
  • Short range wireless sensor networks (Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, NFC, proprietary).
  • Internet of things applications and services (smart cities, intelligent buildings, location services, road telematics, health services, smart grids).

Objectives and competences:

The elective course provides a systematic overview of mobile technologies and their role in the Internet of things scenarios with emphasis on understanding of characteristics, operation principles and development activities. The course is suitable for all interested students not regarding study field.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding of mobile, local-area and personal wireless networks performances, and their applications in the Internet of things.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures for the provisoning of theoretical aspects and laboratory practices with real-case scenarios and solving the problems through team project work. Elearning. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Study materials

  • Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014
  • Chilamkurti, N., Next-Generation Wireless Technologies: 4G and Beyond, Springer-Verlag London, 2013
  • Gratton, D. A., The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013
  • Balani, N., Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
  • Članki,objavljenihvrevijah,npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia