Mobility and Internet of things

Subject description

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).

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to give the students 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.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures for the provisioning of theoretical aspects and laboratory practices with real-case scenarios and solving the problems through team project work. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the possiblities they offer. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– explain the operation of mobile, local and personal wireless networks

– describe the basic concepts of services in the fields of the Internet of Things

– study the requirements of communication services

– choose communication technologies in the fields of the Internet of Things

– plan service architectures for the Internet of Things

– design simple services, taking into account the necessary building blocks

Basic sources and literature

Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014

2. Chilamkurti, N., Next-Generation Wireless Technologies: 4G and Beyond, Springer-Verlag London, 2013

3. Gratton, D. A., The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013

4. Balani, N., Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015

5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

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