An introduction to components, systems, and the enabling technology underlying the wireless networking. Topics include: basics of channel modeling, cellular telephony, coding, modulation techniques, antenna diversity, spread spectrum, ultra wideband, carrier hopping, mobile and multi-user access and location awareness technology. Wireless architectures, access, and design are the primary focus of the course, which includes architectures, fault and alarm handling, protection schemes and network management. Other topics include: paging, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, CDMA, GSM, Bluetooth, ad hoc networking, and interfacing with wireless/copper network systems. Graduate status in the School of Technology or graduate status in another school, with appropriate objectives and preparation. Permission of instructor required.