Laboratory of Mobile Systems

 | Introduction

Computer networks are the fundamental mechanism for exchanging information among computer systems. With the advancement of technology, mobile devices that are equipped with wireless transmission modules (such as phones, notebooks, and tablets) have begun to play significant roles when communicating via wireless LAN and WAN networks. Knowledge about mobile systems is crucial for computer engineers and can be beneficial in their future professional careers.

 The Laboratory of Mobile Systems is a place where students can acquire practical skills in building and programming mobile systems, including the development of applications for various mobile devices. An essential component is the opportunity to gain knowledge about wireless-transmission technologies, ranging from short-range technologies like Bluetooth and ZigBee to global-communication technologies such as LTE and satellite communication systems.

 | Laboratory

The Laboratory of Mobile Systems is located in Room 4.22 in Building D-17.

The following topics are covered in the laboratory:

  • • mobile system architectures;
  • • operating systems for mobile devices (Android, iOS);
  • • mobile web development (HTML5);
  • • fundamentals of wireless transmission;
  • • wireless transmission technologies (Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax);
  • • cellular network technologies (2G, 3.5G);
  • • 4G network technologies (LTE Advanced);
  • • ad-hoc networks (MANET);
  • • wireless device mobility (MobileIP protocol);
  • • device localization.

The hardware and software that are available in the laboratory allow for the configuration of devices for wireless transmission and enable the creation and testing of applications for mobile devices.

 | Equipment details

1. Mobile Phones, Smartphones, and Tablets:

  • • HTC Magic (Android) – 2 units;
  • • HTC Touch Diamond 2 (Windows Mobile) – 1 unit;
  • • HTC Touch HD (Windows Mobile) – 1 unit;
  • • Era G1 Phone (Android) – 1 unit;
  • • OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner (Linux) – 2 units;
  • • iPhone 4 (iOS) – 2 units;
  • • iPad 2 Tablet (iOS) – 1 unit;
  • • Google Nexus One (Android) – 10 units;
  • • Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet – 1 unit.

Participants can test software on various mobile devices with different operating systems.

2. Personal computers with standard audiovisual equipment and specialized development software as well as USB adapters (Bluetooth and Linksys WiFi 802.11n) – 12 units (participants can create and test software for various mobile devices with Android and Windows Phone operating systems).

3. Apple Mac Mini computers with built-in Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11n wireless modules – 6 units (participants can create and test software for iOS operating system).

4. Devices and accessories with Bluetooth communication interfaces:

  • • GPS receivers – GPS Trip Recorder, PathFinder;
  • • medical devices (scale, blood pressure monitor) from A&D – A&D UC-321 PBT and A&D UA-767 PBT;
  • • medical device (blood pressure monitor) from Card Guard BP Pro.

Participants can create and test software (including telemedicine applications) using devices with Bluetooth wireless modules.

5. Developer kit for designing and testing mobile device extensions with Android – Grove ADK Dash Kit. Participants can create and test software in the Android environment, utilizing various external sensors.

6. Wireless network analyzers:

  • • 4 and 5GHz radio signal spectrum analyzers – WiSpy, DBx Pro;
  • • wireless network decoder – WiFi Robin.

Participants can analyze radio signal spectra and test WiFi network security systems.

7. Cameras with Wireless Transmission Capability (D-Link DCS-950G wireless network camera ) – 2 units.

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