EE 400 Fall 2007
Telecommunication Networks

 
 

Prerequisite

EE370 and EE315

Syllabus

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Textbook

Leon-Garcia and Widjaja, Communication Networks, McGraw Hill, 2000.

Course Description

The telephone network: organization, routing. Local area design. The telephone set. Teletraffic analysis: blocking probability, traffic measurement, switch sizing. Switching techniques: crossbar, space and time switching. Telephone transmission: frequency and time multiplexing standards, transmission media, drop and insert concept. Conventional and common channel signaling. Current and future trends: cellular phones, ISDN, broadband ISDN and ATM switching.

Grading Policy

Quizzes (5) 10 %      Monday of Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 14
Major Exam I 15 %      Saturday of Week 7, Class time
Major Exam II 15 %      Monday of Week 12, Class time
Project/Presentation 10 %
Laboratory 20 %
Final Exam 30 %

Course Breakdown

Topic

Chapter

# Lectures

·         INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS:                                             

Network Services

Network Topologies

     Circuit switching and packet switching

1.1 - 1.2

2

COMPUTER NETWORKS

 

 

LAYER ARCHITECTURE:                                                               

Concept of  Layering, OSI Model, TCP/IP, IP Addressing

2.1-2.3, 8.1-8.2

4

·         PHYSICAL LAYER:

Digital Transmission Fundamentals, Transmission Media, 

Devices and Components

3.1 - 3.8

4

DATA LINK LAYER (DLC) PROTOCOLS:

      Error Control, ARQ, Framing (external material)

3.9, 5.2

4

·         MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL PROTOCOLS:

·               ALOHA, CSMA, Polling, Token Ring

6.1 - 6.4

4

·         ROUTING:

·               Routing Tables, Routing Algorithms, Shortest Path, ATM

7.3 - 7.6

4

·         LANs and PANs:

·               Protocols, Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI

6.6 - 6.6

3

TELEPHONE NETWORK

 

 

·         Network Elements, Multiplexing, Switching, Signaling, Traffic Analysis, Cellular Networks

4.1- 4.8

5