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General information:
Name:
Introduction to Telecommunications
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
IES-1-308-s
Faculty of:
Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Electronics and Telecommunications
Semester:
3
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż. Wójcik Robert (robert.wojcik@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Hulicki Zbigniew (hulicki@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Jajszczyk Andrzej (jajszczyk@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Stoch Stanisław (stoch@agh.edu.pl)
dr hab. inż. Wójcik Robert (robert.wojcik@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

This course introduces to the basic topics related to telecommunications. It shows various aspects of telecommunications which are necessary for each professional.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills
M_U001 Can point out and describe basic telecommunications services ES1A_W18 Examination
Knowledge
M_W001 Knows basic units used in telecommunications ES1A_W18 Test
M_W002 Understands principles and methods of signal coding and signal transmission in telecommunications ES1A_W18 Examination
M_W003 Can point out differences between transmission media used in telecommunications ES1A_W18 Examination
M_W004 Knows and understands basic notions related to telecommmunications ES1A_W18 Examination
M_W005 Knows transmission systems used in modern telecommunications networks ES1A_W18 Examination
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Skills
M_U001 Can point out and describe basic telecommunications services + - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Knows basic units used in telecommunications + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Understands principles and methods of signal coding and signal transmission in telecommunications + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Can point out differences between transmission media used in telecommunications + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W004 Knows and understands basic notions related to telecommmunications + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W005 Knows transmission systems used in modern telecommunications networks + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Scope of telecommunications
Notion of telecommunications, historic background (S. Morse, A. G. Bell and others), areas of telecommunications (services, transmission, switching, management), models of telecommunications systems.
2. Essential notions, units, and limits
Signals, decibels and other units, bandwidth, bit rate and symbol rate, Claude Elwood Shannon, the laws of Moore, Sarnoffa and Metcalfe.
3. Services and terminals
Role of services in telecommunications, classification and examples of services, developing a new service, terminals.
4. Transmission media
Copper cables used in telecommunications and teleinformatic, fiber optic cables, wireless transmission.
5. Signal transmission
Analog modulations: AM, FM, PM, digital modulations: ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM, PCM modulation, multiple access systems, multiplexing, spread spectrum systems.
6. Signal coding
Source coding, detection and correction coding, channel coding, linear coding, coding for security.
7. Key networking issues
Hierarchy in telecommunications networks, types of networks, switching methods, access techniques, mobile networks.
8. Switching and routing
Classification of switching systems, evolution of switching, telephone switching, switching systems control and management, signaling.
9. Wireless networking
Cellular systems, wireless local area networks, satellite communications.
10. Traffic engineering
Traffic load, traffic variations, Poisson process, , quality of service, Erlang’s model, self-similar traffic.
11. Transmission systems
PDH systems, SDH systems, SDH enahncements, OTN, optical traffic transmission, resilience.
12. Network and service management
The need and the aim of management, main functions of network management systems, SNMP, TMN, services management, problems and trends.
13. Legal, economic, and standardization issues in telecommunications
Types of telecommunication companies, regulation organs, standardization in telecommunications: ITU-T, European standardization organizations, IETF, case studies, next-generation networks, broadband access
14. Telecommunications and environment
Power consumption in telecommunication devices, environment friendly power sources, electromagnetic radiation and human safety.

Laboratory classes:

1. Wiring the RJ-45 connectors.
2. Logarithmic scale in telecommunications, decibels
3. Telecommunication traffic
4. Basic network commands for Windows and Linux systems
5. Techniques and network protocols, Wireshark
6. Coding of signals in telecommunications
7. Telecommunication exchange office

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 80 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 30 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 35 h
Participation in practical classes 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

To achieve positive final mark it is necessary to achieve positive marks from both laboratory exercises and the exam. The final mark will be an average of both marks.

If any grade is determined based on achieved scores, the grading scale of §13, pt. 1 of the Study Regulations is applied. If any grade is determined on the basis of the weighted average of other grades, the thresholds defined in §27, pt. 4 of the Study Regulations are applied.

Students are allowed to take final test (from laboratories) and the exam (from lectures) three times. The failed attempts reflect on the final score.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Basic knowledge in mathematics and physics (high school level)

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

ITU-T Recommendations, Standards, ETSI, IETF

Magazines:
IEEE Communications Magazine
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Optical Switching and Networking

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. A. Jajszczyk, Automatically switched optical networks: benefits and requirements, IEEE Communications Magazine 43 (2), S10-S15
2. Wójcik R., Domżał J., Duliński Z., Flow-aware multi-topology adaptive routing, IEEE Communications Letters, Volume:18, Issue: 9, pages 1539-1542, July 2014, DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2014.2334314
3. R Wójcik, A Jajszczyk, Flow oriented approaches to QoS assurance, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 44 (1), 5
4. Domżał J., Duliński Z., Wójcik R., Wajda K., Stankiewicz R., Rząsa J., Kantor M., A survey on methods to provide multipath transmission in wired packet networks, Computer Networks, Volume 77, February 2015, pages 18–41 ,doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2014.12.001
5. A Jajszczyk, R Wójcik, Emergency calls in flow-aware networks, IEEE Communications Letters 11 (9)
6. R Wójcik, J Domżał, Z Duliński, P Gawłowicz, P Jurkiewicz, Loop Resolution Mechanism for Flow-Aware Multi-Topology Adaptive Routing, IEEE Communications Letters 19 (8), 1339-1342
7. R Wójcik, J Domzal, A Jajszczyk, Predictive flow-aware networks, Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), 2011 IEEE, 1-5
8. R Wojcik, D Garbacz, A Jajszczyk, A dynamic limitation mechanism for flow-aware networks, Communications (ICC), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2529-2533

Additional information:

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