Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
Telecommunication networks
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Neri Fabio       50 0 0 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/03 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni
Objectives of the course
The course describes the main technologies to transport information in telecommunication networks, with particolar focus on packet-switched networks. Paticular attention will be devoted to local area networks and to packet transport techniques in wide area networks.
Expected skills
The course will provide knowledge on internal mechanisms of modern telecommunication networks, with specific reference to the Internet and to local area networks (LANs). Topics related to wireless networks are covered in other courses.
The course was devised as a second course on telecommunication networks. The previous course should cover higher protocol layers, hence students are supposed to be familiar with basic notions and terminology of telecommunication networks, and with main Internet application protocols.
Switching techniques and architectures
Physical-layer media and protocols. Modem, cable-modem, ISDN, ADSL, optical access networks (PONs). PDH and SDH. Telephony networks and voice coding techniques.
Packet-based information transfer: X.25, HDLC, PPP, LLC, Frame relay, ATM.
Local area networks (LANs): Ethernet and its evolutions, Token ring, FDDI, slotted access protocols.
LAN interconnection.
Routine techniques. IP addressing.
Flow and congestion control.
Laboratories and/or exercises
The course will include some lab sessions, in which PCs and switching devices (switches and routers) will be used. Students will have the opportunity to analyze network traffic, to observe the behavior of Internet application protocols and of routing algorithms, and to experiment changes in routing tables.
Reference books:
J.F. Kurose, K.W. Ross, "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet", Addison-Wesley, 2000.
Bertsekas, R. Gallager, "Data networks", Prentice Hall, 1987.
Revisions / Exam
Oral discussion

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08

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