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General information:
Name:
Telecommunication Networks and Systems
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
IES-1-502-s
Faculty of:
Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Electronics and Telecommunications
Semester:
5
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Wajda Krzysztof (wajda@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż. Natkaniec Marek (natkanie@kt.agh.edu.pl)
dr inż. Wajda Krzysztof (wajda@kt.agh.edu.pl)
mgr inż. Prasnal Łukasz (prasnal@kt.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

The module contains fundamental information about transmission media, protocols and network architectures.

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)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to cooperate with people in the group. ES1A_K01, ES1A_K04 Involvement in teamwork
M_K002 Student understands the necessity for improving his competence ES1A_K04 Completion of laboratory classes
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to find documentation required for configuring network devices and compile reports with analysis and results of configuration accompanied with conclusions. ES1A_U03, ES1A_U01 Completion of laboratory classes
M_U002 Student is able to configure IP and ATM network devices. ES1A_U01 Completion of laboratory classes
M_U003 Student understands algorithms controlling the process of packet forwarding. ES1A_U13 Completion of laboratory classes
M_U004 Student is able to choose technical solutions and services taking into account non-technical aspects, such as economic and environmental ones. ES1A_U25 Completion of laboratory classes
M_U005 Student is able to carry experiment and describe obtained results. ES1A_U23 Completion of laboratory classes
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has fundamental knowledge about telecommunication protocols. ES1A_W09, ES1A_W19, ES1A_W21, ES1A_W03 Completion of laboratory classes
M_W002 Student knows and understands the features of circuit-switched and packet networks. ES1A_W03 Completion of laboratory classes
M_W003 Student knows and understands signalling mechanisms in service-oriented networks. ES1A_W11, ES1A_W10 Examination,
Completion of laboratory classes
M_W004 Student knows and understands basic mechanisms for QoS assurance in networks. ES1A_W03 Examination,
Completion of laboratory classes
M_W005 Student has fundamental knowledge about design and configuration of networks with respect to protocol chosen for connecting users' terminals. ES1A_W09, ES1A_W19, ES1A_W21, ES1A_W03, ES1A_W23 Examination,
Completion of laboratory classes
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
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to cooperate with people in the group. - - - - - - - - - - -
M_K002 Student understands the necessity for improving his competence + - - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to find documentation required for configuring network devices and compile reports with analysis and results of configuration accompanied with conclusions. - - - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is able to configure IP and ATM network devices. - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U003 Student understands algorithms controlling the process of packet forwarding. - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U004 Student is able to choose technical solutions and services taking into account non-technical aspects, such as economic and environmental ones. - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U005 Student is able to carry experiment and describe obtained results. - - + - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has fundamental knowledge about telecommunication protocols. + - - + - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows and understands the features of circuit-switched and packet networks. + - - + - - - - - - -
M_W003 Student knows and understands signalling mechanisms in service-oriented networks. + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W004 Student knows and understands basic mechanisms for QoS assurance in networks. + - + + - - - - - - -
M_W005 Student has fundamental knowledge about design and configuration of networks with respect to protocol chosen for connecting users' terminals. - - + - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

The module comprises lectures (28 hours), laboratory classes (14 hours) and project
(10 hours).

LECTURES:
1. Structure of network, functional areas, basic services, network ecosystem
2. ISDN, architecture, interfaces, services
3. Evolution from N-ISDN to B-ISDN
4. Broadband terminals
5. Voice and video services
6. Fundamentals of ATM
7. ATM traffic management
8. Fundamentals of MPLS
9. QoS support in MPLS
10. Fundamentals of GMPLS, evolution of broadband networking
11. Cabling systems
12. Design and upgrading of LANs and WLANs
13. Measurements of cabling systems
14. Detection of typical LAN and WLAN failures

Laboratory classes:

Laboratory

1. Introduction to simulation of networks (4 hr.)
2. Simulation of voice transmission system
3. Simulation of VoD system
4. ATM basic configuration (2 hr.)
6. ATM traffic management(2 hr.)
7. ATM multimedia services (2 hr.)
8. MPLS devices configuration (2 hr.)
9. MPLS reliability configuration (2 hr.)
10. Cabling testing (2 hr)
11. Data transmission with PLC modems (2 hr.)
12. Detection of typical LAN and WLAN failures (2 hr.)
13. Measuring and testing of cabling with professional meter (2 hr.)
14. Final test

Project classes:

The scope of the project which can be done by single student or in a group composed of two members:

1. Proposal of simple simulation models for basic service offer (e.g. email, load balancer, client-server communication, …)
2. Brief analysis of recent standard proposals from IETF or other standardization organization (ITU, IEEE, NMF, ETSI, OGF, ANSI, …)
3. The most important issue to start the project is to find relevant topic and keywords
about a topic dealing with modern proposal of protocol or service, based e.g., on IETF RFC.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 127 h
Module ECTS credits 5 ECTS
Participation in lectures 28 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 75 h
Participation in laboratory classes 14 h
Completion of a project 10 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

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.
Final grade will be issued after successful assessment of laboratory classes, writing the project as well as passing the exam. The final grade is weighted sum of laboratory classes assessment (30%), project score (30%) and final exam (40%).

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Knowledge about fundamental functional rules for telecommunication and computer networks.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. Lecture notes, http://www.kt.agh.edu.pl/~wajda
2. ITU-T recommendations, IETF technical documents and IEEE standards
3. Rainer Handel, Manfred N. Huber, Stefan Schroder, ATM Networks. Concepts, protocols, applications, Addison-Wesley, Third Edition, 1998
4. B. S. Davie, Y. Rekhter. „MPLS. Technology and Applications, Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 2000.
5. D. Kościelnik, ISDN cyfrowe sieci zintegrowane usługowo, WKŁ 2007
6. W. Kabaciński: Standaryzacja w sieciach ISDN, Wydawnictwo Politechniki Poznańskiej, wydanie IV, Poznań 2001
7. A. Oliviero, B. Woodward: Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, John Wiley, 2009
8. Fluke Networks: Certified Cabling Test Technician, 2008
9. L. De Ghein, MPLS Fundamentals. Cisco Press, Inc. Indianapolis 2007.

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

1. Piero Castoldi, Filippo Cugini, P. Ghelfi, Luca Valcarenghi, Gerard Frantzl, Phillipe Gravey, Michel
Morvan, Luca Rea, Francesco Matera, Krzysztof Wajda, „Design of reliable Metro core networks”, ICTON
2007 (RONEXT workshop), 1-5 July 2007, Rome
2. Jorge M. Finochietto, Fabio Neri, Krzysztof Wajda, Rafał Watza, Jerzy Domżał, Martin Nord, Evi
Zouganeli: “Towards optical packet switched MANs: design issues and tradeoffs”, Optical Switching and
Networking, ISSN 1573-4277. — 2008 vol. 5 s. 253–267
3. Luca Valcarenghi, Paweł Korus, Francesco Paolucci, Filippo Cugini, Krzysztof Wajda, Piero Castoldi,
“Experimental Evaluation of PCE-Based Batch Provisioning of Grid Service Interconnections”,
GLOBECOM’09, Honolulu, 28.11 – 4.12.2009, ISBN 978-1-4244-4148-8
4. María Ángeles Callejo Rodríguez, Juan Antonio Sanz García, Adrián Maeso Martín-Carnerero, Peter
Racz, Fabio Hecht, Spiros Spirou, Ioanna Papafili, George Stamoulis, Wolfgang Kellerer, Krzysztof Wajda:
NGN Usage in Future Internet Scenarios, MobileSummit 2010, Valencia, June 16-18, 2010
5. Janusz Gozdecki, Miroslaw Kantor, Krzysztof Wajda, Wojciech Molisz, Jacek Rak: “Implementation and
Validation Aspects of Network Resource Provisioning Module for the Future Internet IIP Initiative”, 13th
International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON2012, July 2-5 2012, Coventry, UK
6. Janusz Gozdecki, Mirosław Kantor, Krzysztof Wajda, Jacek Rak, A Flexible Provisioning Module for
Optimizing Utilization of Resources for the Future Internet IIP Initiative, konferencja Networks 2012
(15th International Telecommunications Strategy and Planning Symposium), 15-18.10.2012
7. Papafili, I.; Wajda, K.; Lapacz, R.; Predieri, A.; Bocek, T.; Seufert, M. An Overview of Application Traffic
Management Approaches: Challenges and Potential Extensions. International Conference on Innovative
Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS), 2014 Eighth, Year: 2014, Pages: 50 – 57,
DOI: 10.1109/IMIS.2014.7
8. Dulinski, Z.; Stankiewicz, R.; Wajda, K.Mechanism for dynamic optimization of inter-domain traffic
cost in multi-homed ISP’s network, 16th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and
Planning Symposium (Networks), 2014, Pages: 1 – 7, DOI: 10.1109/NETWKS.2014.695926
9. Janusz Gozdecki, Mirosław Kantor, Krzysztof Wajda, Jacek Rak: " Methods of Network Resource
Provisioning for the Future Internet IIP Initiative", Telecommunication Systems 03/2015;
DOI:10.1007/s11235-015-9997-5
10. Jerzy Domżał, Zbigniew Duliński, Mirosław Kantor, Jacek Rząsa, Rafał Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wajda,
Robert Wójcik, A survey on methods to provide multipath transmission in wired packet networks,
Computer Networks, ISSN 1389-1286. — 2015 vol. 77, pp. 18–41

Additional information:

The staff has improved communications skills, which have been developed during English language trainings in the POWR.03.04.00-00-D002/16 project, carried out by the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020.