ELEC 438 - WIRELESS NETWKG UNDER-RESRC'D
Long Title: WIRELESS NETWORKING FOR UNDER-RESOURCED URBAN COMMUNITIES
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: The Rice Networks Group and the non-profit organization Technology For All have recently deployed a state-of-the art wireless network in one of Houston's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. The objective of this network is to empower under-resourced communities with access to technology and educational and work-at-home tools. In this course project teams will perform measurement studies both in the Rice Networks Lab and in the East End neighborhood to characterize the system capacity; optimize placement of wireless nodes; study the effects of traffic and channel characteristics on system-wide performance; and plan deployment of additional nodes to extend the coverage area.