COE-587 Performance Evaluation & Analysis

## Announcements:

Major Exam on Thursday April 13th - 9:00 am - Place will be determined soon.

## Lecture Notes:

The author's slides can be found at the following link: http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~jain/books/perf_sli.htm

Students are responsible for the material in the book and that in the handouts. The class notes are just "notes"; they may not cover all required material. The book is the reference for the required material. Be advised that the notes below are subject to change.

• Introduction: Author's slides for chapter 1, 2, and 3.
• Introduction to DCF (802.11 MAC) evaluation and simulation code.
• Review of basic probability theory and random variables - Author's slides for chapter 12 and 13. Also refer to my summary.

• Markov Analysis - Note we started from slide 38 in this package - The focus is on Markov chains and their applicaitons

- A tool for probability distributions and quantiles

- Area under the unit normal distribution: Table A.1

- Tables for calculating normal quantiles: Table A.2 and Table A.3. For t-variate quantiles: Table A.4.

• Introduction to simulations and Analysis of simulation results.
• My notes on Queueing (Chapter 31) [See author's notes for chapters 30 and 31 too].

## Project Material:

• DCF performance for QoS/Adaptive antenna array/?
• WLAN integration into 3G mobile networks
• If you need Matlab material see the last section on this webpage.
• Project Specification and milestones

## Exam Dates:

• Major Exam 1:  Thursday July 21th, 2005 - 9:00 - 11:00 am

## Assignments:

• Final answers to textbook problems.
• Reading Assignment: Read chapters 1, 2, and 3. There will be a quiz on this material
• Assignment #1: Saturday Feb 25th, 2006 - Due date: March 11th, 2006 - in class - samples of good submissions are: 1 and 2.

• Assignment #2: Saturday March 18th, 2006 - Due date: Monday April 3rd, 2006.

• Assignment #3: Tuesday April 4th, 2006 - Due date: Saturday April 22nd, 2006 in class.

## Matlab Tutorial Material:

Basic information:

More detailed material at:

The MathWorks website - The makers of Matlab