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Academic Year 2016/17
01NBDPL
Telecommunication Networks and Telematics
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Munafo' Maurizio Matteo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ING-INF/03 74 6 0 0 9
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/03 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni
Subject fundamentals
The course introduces the main technological issues related to the transfer of information across telecommunication networks and describes the most popular and meaningful network technologies. Some network design principles will be discussed. The main topics will be the Internet and the telephone networks (both wired and wireless).
Expected learning outcomes
The student will gain knowledge on:
General concepts of telecommunications: analogic information (bandwidth and frequency spectrum), and analogic-to-digital conversion
General concepts of telephone networks, both wired and wireless/cellular
General concepts of computer networks: network classification based on the covered area, network topologies, switching techniques (circuit and packet), multiplexing and multiple access techniques, service models (client0server, peer-to-peer), layered protocol architectures, traffic characterization and QoS requirements
Transmission channels, bit encoding techniques, access and transport networks
Error recovery and flow control techniques: ARQ window protocols
Data link layer protocols
Local Area Networks: architecture, protocols, interconnection
Routing algorithms and protocols, Network Layer protocols in the Internet, IP addressing and translation
The ability to apply the gained knowledge will be verified through class exercises on course subjects. The attention will be mainly focused on the relationship between physical characteristics of the network and the QoS perceived by the users.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
To be able to efficiently follow the class, students should have an elementary knowledge of computer architectures, should know the number representation on computer and be able to convert numbers form the decimal to the binary format and vice-versa. Finally, elementary knowledge of basics concepts in optics and electromagnetics are also required.
Contents
Telecommunications basics: information sources (audio, video, text, images, data), analogic signals (bandwidth and spectrum), digital signals (sampling, quantization, compression), coding and multiplexing (8h)
Telecommunications networks: switching techniques (circuit and packet), services and QoS, signaling and netwoks management, access networks (xDSL) and transport networks (PDH, SDH) (16h)
Wired and wireless (GSM,UMTS) telephone networks (6h)
Computer networks: layered architectures for computer networks, reliable data transfer techniques (error and flow control) (8h)
Local Area Networks: access protocols (ALOHA, S-ALOHA, CSMA), Ethernet technology, LAN interconnection (hub, switch), wireless LANs (Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11) (12h)
Internet: the IP protocol (IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, ICMP, ARP, NAT, DHCP) (12h)
Routing algorithms and protocols in the Internet (RIP, OSPF, BGP) (10h)
Class exercises (8h)
Delivery modes
Class exercises will focus on the quantitative application of some of the subjects presented during the course.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
The teaching material will be made available by the class teacher on the didattica web portal.
Books suggested as text reference and for class exercises:
Andrea Bianco, Claudio Casetti, Paolo Giaccone, "Esercitazioni di reti telematiche", II edizione, CLUT, Torino, ISBN: 9788879923095, 2011
A. Pattavina, Reti di telecomunicazione, Mc Graw Hill, II ed., 2007
Assessment and grading criteria
Written examination. The written examination contains 5 questions: one exercise (based on the class exercises), and four questions (with open answer) on the course subjects. The final evaluation is based on the overall outcome of the written exam.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17
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