ECE 5486 - Networks and Protocols (3C)
Performance evaluation via analysis, simulation, and experimental methods of networks and network protocols. Wireless and mobile network technologies and protocols; wireless local area networks, cellular systems, sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Mobility in the Internet and application support for mobility. Master of Information Technology (MIT) students only. Partially duplicates ECE/CS 5565-5566. Prerequisite: 5485
Why take this course?
Computer networks and the associated protocols form the basis for modern data, voice, and video communications that are at the heart of information technology and the Internet. Knowledge of networks and protocols is important for network designers, network administrators, developers of networked applications, and managers supporting networks and networked applications. The design, deployment, and management of effective computer networks and protocols requires the ability to understand networks and protocols, analyze the performance of network designs, analyze the efficiency of protocols, and use network management tools to determine current network operating parameters. The presentation of this broad knowledge base on computer networks and protocols requires the time available in a two-course sequence. This second course in the sequence builds on this material by developing performance models for networks based on these protocols and considers their extension to mobile, sensor, and other state-of-the-art networks. For MIT students this course sequence provides the requisite knowledge in networks and protocols required for network designers, network administrators, distributed application developers, and network and telecommunications managers.