Course Title: Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
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– Course Teacher
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
1.1Test results are analysed against specified standards
2.1 Tests specific to equipment, area and test purpose are conducted in accordance with specification.
3.1 Appropriate tools/test equipment are identified and obtained
4.1 Need for tests and the particular types of tests to be undertaken are identified
Undertake administrative tasks
5.1 Test results are recorded on the appropriate proforma and/or data base
Details of Learning Activities
Students are expected to
• meet only basic performance requirements of the competency (and its elements) at this level.
• show skills in designing, implementing and managing Wireless Networks particularly all facets of 802.11 technology.
• demonstrate Key Competencies within the practical activities and work performance simulations of designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN)
• administer and support Wireless Local Area Networks
• monitor Wireless LAN and troubleshoot networking problems.
- Course Outline, Assessment Criteria
- Technology Overview, Wireless Standards & Standardization Body,
- How Wireless Network Works, Where to Setup a Wireless Network, Security Issues
- 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
-Spread Spectrum, Different uses for spread spectrum technologies
-Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS).
-Direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS).
-Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM).
-Concepts relevant to the operation of spread spectrum technology.
- 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 6 Key Features of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
- Interference, Reliability, Bandwidth, Throughput, Security, Human safety, Mobility, Roaming
- WLANs Service Sets.
Lab; Configuration of Access point Linksys
- 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.
- 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.
- Key issues usually related with WMANs
- Data Rate, Range, Line-of-Sight, Throughput, Quality of Service (QoS)
- Applications of WMANs.
-Lab: Configure a Wireless LAN.
- Different WWANs standards and their properties: 802.20
- Planning of different 802.20 standards.
- Applications of various WWANs standards.
- Key features of Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs)
- 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
- 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.
- 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 Lab exam
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
Assignment week 7 10%
Lab Exam week 17 40%
Lab journal All weeks 10%
Written Exam Week 18 40%
This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)
Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -
- Minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments,preparation for test and exam and individual student teacher course related consultation.
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