Communication Networks and Telematics
A student should show to have the following knowledge and skills specified by Dublin descriptors.
Knowledge and understanding: Network architecture, layers and protocols
Applied knowledge and understanding: designing and configuring a telecommunications network
Autonomy of judgment: Critical and synergistic use of the acquired methodological tools
Communicative Skills: Ability to express clearly technical concepts
Learning ability: know how to integrate knowledge using various bibliographic sources
Telecommunication network functions. Topologies. Multiplexing. Circuit and packet switching. 6 hours Physical Channel characteristics. PSTN: Broadband Local Loop, TDM/PCM, PSTN Switch 6 hours
References Part I
Pattavina chapter 1 chapter 2 (2.4 excluded) chapter 3 ( 3.4 excluded) chapter 7 (7.3 excluded) chapter 8 ( 8.3 excluded) chapter 9 chapter 10 ( 10.2 excluded) Tanenbaum chapter 2 (2.7 excluded)
Packet switching Network: ISO/OSI model. 4 hours DLC Layer: Hamming codes, CRC codes, Sliding window protocols (STOP&WAIT, GO-BACK-N, SELECTIVE REPEAT). MAC Layer: LAN and WLAN IEEE standards 12 hours NET Layer: Routing, Internetworking. IP protocol: IP address, subnetting. 16 hours TRS Layer, TCP protocol. Application Layer. 2 hours
Differentiated Services MPLS. 2 hours
References Part II
Tanenbaum chapter 1, chapter 3 (3.5 excluded), chapter 4 (4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7.6 excluded) chapter 5 (5.2.9, 5.2.10, 5.2.11, 5.6.4, 5.6.5, 5.6.6. 5.6.7 excluded), chapter 6 (6.1.3 6.1.4 6.3 6.6.4 6.6.5 excluded). Pattavina chapter 13
Lecture notes ARQ, Lecture notes MAC, Lecture notes MPLS
Telecommunication network functions. Multiplexing. Circuit and packet switching. Physical Channel characteristics. PSTN: Broadband Local Loop, TDM/PCM, PSTN Switch. Packet switching Network: ISO/OSI model. DLC Layer: Hamming codes, CRC codes, Sliding window protocols (STOP&WAIT, GO-BACK-N, SELECTIVE REPEAT). MAC Layer: LAN and WLAN IEEE standards NET Layer: Routing, Internetworking. IP protocol: IP address, subnetting. TRS Layer, TCP protocol. Application Layer. ATM network.
Lectures and lab
Materials available at
A.S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2011.
A. Pattavina, Reti di Telecomunicazioni, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
M. Schwartz, Telecommunication Networks, McGraw-Hill, 1987.
The exam is devoted to check the level of achievement of the training goals previously indicated. The exam is divided into two parts that take place on the same day: a written test that aims to show the acquired knowledge and the ability to apply them to practical situations; an oral test in which the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course will be evaluated. The final vote is given by the sum of the scores obtained in the two tests. If the outcome of the written test is insufficient, it is necessary to repeat the test in the next session.
Office hour: Thursday 2:30 -4:30 pm (by appointment)
Lectures are in Italian. The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination