Course Title: Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: EEET6554C
Course Title: Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6080 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Noor Sateh email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course is designed to assist learner to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to undertaking field tests of radio-wireless networks, includes understanding the fundamental structure of radio networks, the technique to conduct field test in radio-wireless network, the concept to plan and simulate a radio network over designated coverage area.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTTC096C Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks
Analyse test results
•Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
• OH&S policies and procedures are followed
Commissioning procedures are planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed, the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
Undertake administrative tasks
•Final inspections and performance checks are undertaken to ensure that the commissioning procedures of advanced system and associated apparatus conforms to requirements
Details of Learning Activities
This course covers the theory and application for the following concepts:
• Radio Frequency Fundamentals
• RF Components, Measurements & Mathematics
• Spread Spectrum
• Antenna Concepts
• Different types of Wireless Network standards and standardization body: 802.11, 802.16, 802.20
• Key Features of WLAN, WMAN, WWAN
• Wireless LAN Topologies & Devices
• 802.11 Medium Access
• RF Site Survey
• Configuration and Setup of WLAN
• WLAN Security
Week 1 Course Outline, Assessment Criteria
Technology Overview, Wireless Standards & Standardization Body,
How Wireless Network Works, Where to Setup a Wireless Network, Security Issues
Week 2 Radio Frequency Fundamentals
Radio Frequency Characteristics: Wavelength, Amplitude, Frequency, Phase, Polarity, Keying Methods
Basic concepts of RF behaviour: Wave Propagation, Absorption, Reflection, Loss (Attenuation), interference, crosstalk
Basic components of RF mathematics: Watt, Milliwatt (mW), Decibel (dB), dBi, dBd, dBm
Various antenna types: Omni-directional, Semi-directional & Highly-directional Antenna
Week 3 Spread Spectrum
Different uses for spread spectrum technologies.
Various types of spread spectrum and differences between them.
Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS).
Direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS).
Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM).
Concepts relevant to the operation of spread spectrum technology.
Week 4 WLANs standards and standardization body: 802.11
Different 802.11 standards, its variances
Network Architecture of different 802.11 standards.
Operating frequency, data rate and range of different 802.11 standards.
Equipments used for different 802.11 standards.
Week 5-6 Key Features of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
Interference, Reliability, Bandwidth, Throughput, Security, Human safety, Mobility, Roaming
WLANs Service Sets.
Lab: Collect information about LAN installation equipments and cost.
Week 7 WMANs standards and their properties: 802.16
Planning of different 802.16 standards.
Working frequency, data rate and range of different 802.16 standards.
Equipments used for different 802.16 standards
Lab: Identify RF site survey requirements.
Week 8 Key features of Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs)
Structural design of WMANs.
Single Base Station (BS)
Multiple fixed Subscriber Stations (SS)
Lab: Perform RF site survey.
Week 9-10 Key issues usually related with WMANs
Data Rate, Range, Line-of-Sight, Throughput, Quality of Service (QoS)
Applications of WMANs.
Fixed vs. Mobile characteristics in WMANs.
spectral efficiency of WMANs
Lab: Configure a Wireless LAN.
Week 11 Different WWANs standards and their properties: 802.20
Planning of different 802.20 standards.
Applications of various WWANs standards.
Week 12 Key features of Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs)
Week 13 RF Site Survey
Importance of an RF site survey.
Important things in performing a site survey.
Necessary tasks of an RF site survey.
RF site survey reporting procedures
Week 14 Configuration and setup of WLANs
WLANs based on RF site survey.
Configuration requirements to setup WLANs.
Configure a WLAN.
Lab: Secure Wireless LAN using WEP.
Week 15-16 WLAN Security
Strengths, weaknesses and appropriate uses of the WLAN security techniques.
Types of wireless LAN security attacks, and how to identify and prevent them.
Appropriate security solution from the available wireless LAN security solutions.
Uses of the corporate security policies and how they are used to secure a wireless LAN.
How and where the security precautions are used to secure a WLAN.
Week 17 Revision of Lectures
Week 18 Written Final Exam
Coleman, DD and Westcott, DA, (2006)
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:
• Theoretical Written assessment.
• Work Simulation Projects.
• A Pass in schedule practical exercises
Setting up Wireless LAN :Student will set up basic wireless LAN and will do the configuration .
Connecting to RMIT Wireless Network
RF Site Survey
Setting up radius server
Project work / Assignment 20%
Prepare lab journal 10%
Lab Exam 30%
Final exam 40%
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