Course name: Telecommunications networks and systems
Course code: 502513
Degree course: Ingegneria Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni
Disciplinary field of science: ING-INF/03
L'insegnamento è caratterizzante per: Ingegneria Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni
University credits: CFU 12
Course website: n.d.
Specific course objectives
At the end of the course, the student will have the ability to understand existing systems and to understand the opportunities of telecom technologies.
The first part of the course is shared with “Reti di Telecomunicazioni”. In the following, only the second half of the course relating to “systems” will be detailed.
Congestion and control methods
- token bucket
- scheduling algorithms
- Structure and network nodes
Local and metropolitan networks
Following the IEEE 802 structure, standards for local (wired and wireless), metropolitan, personal and sensor networks are described. Description covers transmission techniques, medium access protocols and performance comparisons.
Argomento da modificareTCP/IP and Internet
- Internet structure. Best effort
- Addressing, routing,TCP, UDP, RTP, RTCP.
- Evolution to IPv6
Quality of service in packet networks
The principles of the main authentication and ciphering algorithms are described without mathematical details. The use of network devices is also analyzed.
- NAT, Firewall, Proxy
- Public and private key algorithms
- Examples of attacks and coutermeasures
Geographical radio communications systems
- Mobile radio systems 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
- Basics of satellite systems
Course entry requirements
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 84
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 12
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Suggested reading materials
A. Pattavina. Reti di Telecomunicazioni. 2 ed.. McGraw-Hill.
O. Bertazioli, L. Favalli. GSM/GPRS. Hoepli.
Testing and exams
Written and oral test. Written must be positive before accessing oral part.