Module Number: EI7494
Duration: 1 Semester
Occurence: Summer semester
Number of ECTS: 5
Professor in charge: Woflgang Kellerer
Contact hours: 45
Self-studying hours: 105
Exam type: written
Exam duration: 60min.
Possibilityof re-taking: In the next semester: Yes At the end of the semester: No
Written paper: No
Basic Knowledge of Communication Networks
The following modules should be passed before taking the course:
- Communication Networks Lab- Broadband Communication Networks
Introduction: Motivation, Range of Tasks, Application Areas, Classification, Planning Process, Traffic EngineeringRelated Optimization Fundamentals: Mathematical Formulation, Categories, Solution Methods (principles of exact and heuristic methods)
Traffic and Demand Modeling: Traffic Types, Modeling, Forecasting
Network Topology Design: Initial Planning, Extension Planning, Site Selection
Network Dimensioning: Approaches for Circuit and Packet Switched Networks, Optimization Problems, Representative Heuristics
Resilience Planning: Redundancy Concepts, Disjointness, Resource Sharing
Generalizations: Multilayer Planning, Multiperiod Planning
Access Networks Planning: Overview, Selected Problems
Mobile Networks Planning: Overview (delineation with Resource Management in Wireless Networks course
Post-Planning Analysis: Network Simulation, Availability Analysis
In Practice: Network Planning Tools, Economics Aspects
The aim is to have detailed knowledge of the methods for planning of communication networks and the skills to apply them.
Students will practically model and solve planning problems with the student version of AMPL.
- Lerning method: In addition to the individual methods of the students further knowledge is gained by own lab experiments and reading of books. Sample examinations are available.
- Teaching method: During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are a mixture of question-based exercises and lab experiments. Interation between students and teacher is steadily performed.
The following kinds of media are used:
- Presentations: slides, software usage
- Exercises and slides as download
- Software at terminals in lecture room
The following literature is recommended:
- W: D. Grover, Mesh-based Survivable Networks," Prentice Hall, 2003.
- M. Pioro and D. Medhi, "Routing, Flow, and Capacity Design in Communication and Computer Networks," Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.