Wireless engineering


Wireless engineering

Wireless Engineering is the branch of engineering which refers specifically to the design, implementation, and research of wireless communication systems and technologies.

History

Wireless technologies have skyrocketed since their late 19th Century advancements. With the invention of the FM Radio in 1935, wireless communications have become a concentrated focus of both private and government sectors.
Auburn University's College of Engineering was the first in the United States to offer a formalized degree in such a field (via Samuel Ginn, an Auburn alumnus).cite web
url=http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/wireless/index.html
title=Wireless Engineering
accessdate=2008-10-06
work=Career Profiles
] cite web
url=http://www.wired.com/culture/education/news/2002/08/54536
title=What's Your Major? Cell Phones
author=Batista, Elisa
accessdate=2008-10-06
]

Overview

Engineers within this field apply principles of engineering to fundamentally solve problematic areas within the wireless communication field. Academically, wireless engineering is broken into two main categories: electrical engineering (pertaining to circuit design, electronic and digital systems, electromagnets, etc.), and software-oriented wireless engineering (communications networks, wireless applications, systems software, etc.)cite web
url=http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/wireless/programs/ugrad/outcomes.html
title=Wireless Engineering Program Outcomes
accessdate=2008-10-06
work=Career Profiles
]

Applications

Wireless engineering contains a wide spectrum of application, most notably cellular networks. The recent popularity of cellular networks has created a vast career demand with a large repository. The popularity has also sparked many wireless innovations, such as increased network capacity, 3G, cryptology and network security technologies.Wireless engineers may also be employed by government agencies seeking to conduct espionage, or attempting to create more secure communication environments.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wireless energy transfer — or wireless power is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source to an electrical load without artificial interconnecting conductors. Wireless transmission is useful in cases where interconnecting wires are inconvenient, hazardous,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wireless grid — Wireless grids are wireless computer networks consisting of different types of electronic devices with the ability to share their resources with any other device in the network in an ad hoc manner.A definition of the wireless grid can be given as …   Wikipedia

  • Wireless sensor network — WSN redirects here. For the metasyntax, see Wirth syntax notation. Typical multi hop wireless sensor network architecture A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of spatially distributed autonomous sensors to monitor physical or environmental… …   Wikipedia

  • Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems — NSF Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (ERC WIMS) was formed in 2000 through the collaboration of the University of Michigan (UM), Michigan State University (MSU), and Michigan Technological University. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Wireless DNC — In this article the technical information on wireless data transfer with reference to CNC machine a Computer is given. The term DNC means Distributed Numerical Control or Direct Numerical Control. CNC machines are Computerized Numerically… …   Wikipedia

  • Wireless stage — The Wireless Stage was the live music performance stage set up for and run by the Radio Avalon crew at the Glastonbury Festival. In 2003 the Wireless Stage featured ad hoc performances from many festival acts including several from festival… …   Wikipedia

  • Microwave engineering — pertains to the study and design of microwave circuits, components, and systems. Fundamental principles are applied to analysis, design and measurement techniques in this field. The short wavelengths involved distinguish this discipline from… …   Wikipedia

  • Comparison of open-source wireless drivers — Wireless network cards for computers require control software to make them function (Device drivers). This is a list of the status of some open source drivers for 802.11 wireless network cards. Contents 1 Linux 1.1 Status 1.2 Driver capabilities …   Wikipedia

  • Electrical engineering — Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering, is a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable… …   Wikipedia

  • Nepal Wireless Networking Project — [1] (NWNP) is a social enterprise that provides Internet access, electronic commerce, education, telemedicine and other services to a number of remote villages in Nepal, using wireless technologies. The project was created and is led by Mahabir… …   Wikipedia