Wireless Telecommunication and Sensor Networks

Wireless Telecommunication and Sensor Networks

Research Assistant: Mr. Christos Liaskos
Academic Assistant: Dr. George Koutitas
Courses covered: Mobile Communications & Sensor Networks

Under this virtual laboratory, several interactive exercises through Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) will be implemented, through which the students will be able to practice some of the theoretical aspects taught in class. The aim is to introduce the student to common industrial problems and allow an in depth analysis and practice of the theory. This virtual laboratory will cover the following topics


Mobile Communication Networks

1. Virtual antenna simulation with applications. Empirical propagation models. Coverage estimations.

  • Antenna radiation pattern computation and visualization
  • Empirical propagation models
  • Coverage predictions
  • Antenna positioning effects
  • Point to point predictions
  • Predictions over measurement lines
  • Predictions over a plane
  • Link budget analysis



2. Narrowband and Wideband channel characteristics

  • Rayleigh Channels
  • Rice Channels
  • Statistical generation of wireless channels
  • First order fading statistics
  • Second order fading statistics
  • Narrowband channel modeling
  • Wideband channel modeling


3. Virtual drive test

  • Virtual drive test in a microcells urban environment
  • Virtual drive test in macrocell hilly environment


4. Applications for WLAN and Single Frequency Networks

  • Network Planning for an indoor WLAN system
  • Network Planning for a Single Frequency Network in a rural environment



Sensor Networks

1. Sensor battery lifetime simulations.

2. Spatial distribution of sensors over different area types. Network formation, routing.

3. Simplified simulations of communication protocols.