TEK5110 - Building Mobile and Wireless Networks

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TEK5110 - Building Mobile and Wireless Networks

News Lectures on Tuesday afternoon, each autumn
Organisation ITS
by Josef Noll, Maghsoud Morshedi

Abstract The course provides knowledge on how to build networks, based on radio characteristics, mobile and wireless systems, propagation characteristics. Hands-on experiences with radio communications are used to complement the theory.
Objective (max 350 words) Objectives to be updated, see info. This course is extending the knowledge of students into the areas of radio communications and should thus be seen as a supplement to high-frequency directional radio links and mobile radio evolutions. Focus in this course will be on radio links for personal and mobile devices covering from some cm (contactless, short range) up to some 10 meters (wireless area). The second half of the course will specific topics in building networks. Topics include: (i), Principles of radio propagation and radio interaction, (ii) Research topics in contactless, short-range and wireless radio networks, (iii) Remote management of wireless networks, and (iv) Evaluation of mobile and wireless communication systems for emerging economies.

The main goal of the course is to work with scientific literature and analyse advantages and weaknesses of suggested approaches. Students will be asked to select topics, work through the related literature, perform an analysis of the literature, present the results towards the other students and discuss the advantages and shortcomings.This introductory work is mandatory for the participants, as it forms the basis for a home work, analysing selected topics in dedicated areas. The home work will be a report, and contributes to the final grade. Simulations, e.g. network throughput, business aspects or implementation work is the second topic relevant for the final grade. Participants will learn how to evaluate network, and analyse specific radio interfaces for the purpose.

Keywords Radio, Antennas, Propagation, Bandwidth, Gain, Capacity, Mobile Systems, Shannon, Mobility, MobileIP, MobileIPv6, Remote Management, Emerging Economies, Digital inclusion
Research Area(s) Radio technology, Network technology, Security
Type of course Master

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Goals of TEK5110

TEK5110 focusses on gaining experiences in scientific analysis, and presenting the results to the auditorium.

  • The first homework will be a paper evaluation and presentation of scientific papers (20%), see TEK5110/List of papers
  • Thereafter groups will be established to focus on one of the four topics (40%)
1. Mobile coverage, capacity and cost aspects of future mobile and wireless networks
2. UiO owns the access network, the model of a provider having just an access network, and collaborates with operators on handling the core network.
3. Internet light for all, providing free access to information for everyone. Examples might be the DigI.BasicInternet.no project on Digital health in TZ.
4. Wireless Network management for future services. Management will include monitoring of a real-life wireless installation, and thus allow students to analyse the network impact of services and applications with respect to wireless characteristics.
  • We will have an exam contributing to 40% of the total results.

List of Papers and Group work

The goal of the paper presentation is to learn how to analyse a paper, and present it to the other students. You'll choose one topic from: TEK5110/List of papers. The links to the literature refer to available literature as student at UiO, see Guide on how to search for Literature.

Please see the description for the group work TEK5110 group work - (suggestions and criteria) For this year, I recommend you to form groups of 3-5 people. The goal is to select one of the four scenarios listed earlier, and perform an analysis of the scenario.

Wireless monitoring platform

TEK5110 uses Elastic stack as monitoring platform in order to perform real-time Wi-Fi monitoring. Students can login to https://tek5110.basicinternet.org and use default dashboards to analyze wireless characteristics.

Lecture plan

Guest lecture: Jahid (ICE) om IoT, VoLTE, Network Slicing, eller Samspill WLAN-Mobilnett

Join by video: http://gotomeet.me/BasicInternet
Recording is stored in Vortex on the Semester page:

20Aug - L1: Introduction - Handouts Media:TEK5110-L1_Introduction_h19.pdf

27Aug - L2: Radio principles - Handouts Media:TEK5110-L2_Radio_principles.pdf

  • Notes Media:TEK5110-L2_lecture notes_h19.pdf,
  • Home work:
    • calculate capacity for W= 200 kHz, 3.8 MHz, 26 MHz, (all cases P/N = 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB)
    • If the SNR is 20 dB, and the bandwidth available is 4 kHz, what is the of the channel?
    • If it is required to transmit at 50 kbit/s, and a bandwidth of 1 MHz is used, what is the minimum S/N required for the transmission?
  • Further reading: Building_Mobile_and_Wireless_Networks_Compendium, Chapters AA1-AA4, A1-A4, B1

3Sep - L2ff Digital Communications and Antennas L3: Propagation Characteristics - Handouts Media:TEK5110-L3_Progagation.pdf

10Sep - L4 Real time monitoring (M) - Handouts Media:TEK5110_WirelessRealtimeMonitoring.pdf

17Sep - (L5) no lecture; presentation preparation

24Sep - L6 Presentations - Media:TEK5110_L6_Notes.pdf

  • Sarah - 20) Alternative Networks...
  • Ugur - 13) Health monitoring based on IoT using Raspberry PI
  • Mohammed - 16) Design and implementation of building energy monitoring and management system based on wireless sensor networks
  • See examples from H2018
  • Mathias Utgård - 9) Practical distributed channel assignment in home Wi-Fi network

1Oct - L7 Network Management (M)- Handouts Media:TEK5110_ManagedWireless2019.pdf

8Oct - L8 IoT Raspberry Pi (M) - Handouts Media:TEK5110_ManagedIoT.pdf

15Oct - L9 Mobile Systems - Handouts Media:TEK5110_L9_Mobile_Systems.pdf

22Oct (JN and Maghsoud travel)

29OCT - L11 Hands-on Wireless (M)- Handouts Media:TEK5110_BuildingP2PWirelessNetworks.pdf

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12Nov - L10 Wireless Systems - Handouts Media:TEK5110_L10_Wireless_Systems.pdf & L12 Basic Internet Infrastructure - Handouts Media:TEK5110_L12_BasicInternet_Infrastructure.pdf

19Nov - L13 Hands-on Wireless configuration (M) /Group work (together with L14)

19Nov - L14 Group work/Monitoring (M) - Handouts Media:TEK5110_WirelessRealTimeMonitoring2.pdf

26Nov (JN travel)- Group work(?)

5Dec - L15 Group Presentation 17:00h - Ifi, Ole Johan Dals hus, Seminarrom 9th floor

Exam 10Dec

10Dec - Oral exam (25 min, 3 parts)

  1. Present your group work and highlight your contribution (8 min),
  2. Answer questions to your group work (7 min)
  3. Randomly pick 3-4 questions related to the course, and answer them (10 min) - see TEK5110/List_of_Questions

  • This course is a Master and PhD course (TEK5110). The PhD students will focus more on details, to be discussed with the lecturers.
  • Google UNIK4700 Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/107897964181233758835
  • The course takes place on Tuesdays, 1315-1600h at ITS@Kjeller (selected dates). A video communication is available to Ifi, Room Scheme@Ifi.UiO.no (room 1251).
  • We'll have video streaming: mms://lux.unik.no/308
  • Evaluation is based on a presentation of topics and the implementation of your scenario.

Every lecture is recorded and available at:

 DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Reserved day for Exam UNIK4700/UNIK970013 December 2017
2nd Assignment Presentations H17cont5 December 2017
2nd Assignment Presentations H1728 November 2017
Managed Wireless for Internet and IoT21 November 2017
Mobile evolution 5G (B6,D4,F1)14 November 2017
Wireless Management7 November 2017
Environments for Mobile and Wireless Communications (C1-C3)31 October 2017
Basic Internet Feedback to Malta keynote24 October 2017
Homework: Preparation of your assignment17 October 2017
Idea discussion of 2nd assignment10 October 2017
Antennas and their communication parameters (B2-B3)3 October 2017
Topic presentation II26 September 2017
UNIK4700 Topic presentation19 September 2017
Radio propagation equation (A4,B1)12 September 2017
Basics of Communication (A1-A3)5 September 2017
Assignment Ideas H1729 August 2017
UNIK4700/9700-Introduction22 August 2017
Examen UNIK4700h166 December 2016
Mobile Network Challenges6 December 2016
Managed Wifi Access25 October 2016
- no lecture, Josef travelling -11 October 2016
- Autumn holidays - no lecture4 October 2016
Wireless Communications aspects20 September 2016
From 1G to 5G and 5G Security13 September 2016
Propagation Models and Free Internet29 October 2015
Mid470012 October 2015
UNIK4700h14 Simulation presentations5 December 2014
IP Mobility and Scenario28 November 2014
Mobility in heterogeneous networks (E1)21 November 2014
H14-Invers Mobile Operator14 November 2014
H14-Scenario for simulations31 October 2014
H14-Rehearsel and Simulation Assignments24 October 2014
Wifi WiMax and Security in NFC10 October 2014
UNIK4700:Autumn holidays2 October 2014
- no lecture -4 September 2014
Interference level and modelling13 December 2013
Evaluate COST 231 WI for handover6 December 2013
Handover modelling model using COST 231 WI29 November 2013
Implementation Cost231 models26 November 2013
Implementation evaluation of Cost 231 WI model18 November 2013
Cost 231 propagation model comparison8 November 2013
Cost231 propagation models19 October 2013
Near Field Communication,Bluetooth, ZigBee and ANT+26 September 2013
Radio propagation and free space attenuation20 September 2013
Examen UNIK4700h127 December 2012
MANET, Multi-homing and Simulation of handover22 November 2012
Fast and Hierachical MobileIP, Electroic nose18 November 2012
Mobile IP and Patch Antennas16 November 2012
Mobile IPv4 v68 November 2012
UNIK4700:Block Seminar30 October 2012
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Books related to security:

  • "UMTS Security" - Günther Horn, Dan Forsberg, Wolf-Dietrich Moeller, Valtteri Niemi, Wiley
  • "LTE Security" - Valtteri Niemi, Kaisa Nyberg, Wiley
  • "Entity Authentication and Personal Privacy in Future Cellular Systems", Geir Køien, River


  • G.M. Køien, "An introduction to access security in UMTS", IEEE Wireless Comm.magazine, February, 2004
  • G. Rose and G.M. Køien, "Access security in CDMA2000, including a comparison with UMTS access security", IEEE Wireless Comm.magazine, February, 2004
  • C.B. Sankaran, " Network access security in next- generation 3GPP systems: A tutorial ", IEEE Comm.magazine, February 2009
  • G.M. Køien, " Access Security in 3GPP-based Mobile Broadband Systems", Telektronikk, 2010

3GPP spesifikasjoner: (disse finner du på 3GPP.org)

  • TS 43.020 (GSM/GPRS)
  • TS 33.102, 33.105, 33.102 (UMTS)
  • TS 33.210
  • TS 33.401, 33.402 (LTE)


Lectures will be recorded and available through corresponding links