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Introduction to Wireless LANs

Module name (EN): Introduction to Wireless LANs
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-WLAN
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min.)

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Curricular relevance:
E2428 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, optional course, technical
KI632 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-WLAN Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, technical
PIBWI20 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, informatics specific
PIB-WLAN Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 4, optional course, informatics specific
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun
Lecturer: Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have a basic understanding of the   
  terms and relationships required for the use of WLAN in communications technology.
- They will be able to explain the basic concepts of WLAN technologies according to the standard 802.11
- They will be able to use the formulas from telecommunications engineering discussed in the lecture to solve problems  
  in the field of WLAN.
- Students will know how to set up secure WLAN environments
- They will be able to explain basic procedures for planning, installing, configuring
  (functionality, security) and monitoring WLAN systems
- And they will be able to design simple WLAN applications

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Module content:
- Basic functionality according to the IEEE 802.11 standard
- Typical areas of application and reasons for use
- Basic knowledge about electromagnetic waves (modulation, attenuation,
  antenna gain, free space path loss,...)
- Practical exercises on the propagation of electromagnetic waves
- Problems with use and negative aspects
- The technologies of the WLAN standard 802.11
- Presentation of a current system with practical experiments
- Security in WLANs
- Planning and monitoring WLANs with a presentation of the software used for this purpose
- Examples of use
- Evaluation criteria for WLAN systems

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture using PowerPoint slides and worksheets. Practical experiments with standard WLAN hardware and home-made antennas.

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Recommended or required reading:
PowerPoint slides will be available to the students.
Rech, J. : Wireless LANs Heise-Verlag, 4. Auflage, Hannover 2012, ISBN 978-3-936931-75-4
Kauffels, F.-J. : Moderne Wireless-Technologien, Technologiereport der Firma ComConsult, 2012

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Module offered in:
SS 2021, WS 2020/21, SS 2020, WS 2019/20
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