Theory of Digital Networks
The lecture describes and analyzes the basic functions of protocols and explains the most important algorithms and methods, which are used in communication systems. The exercises complement the lecture by applying the theoretic knowledge to special problems.
The lecture usually includes an excursion to a working telecommunication network. The lecture is intended for Master students in electrical engineering, possibly also for students in computer science and mathematics.
- Concepts and definitions of digital communication networks
- Data transmission from point-to-point
- Synchronization aspects
- Multi-access protocols
- ALOHA protocols (slotted, unslotted) and collision resolving strategies
- Carrier-Sensing (with and without collision detection)
- Techniques for reliable data transmission (ARQ- and hybrid-ARQ techniques)
- Routing algorithms, flow in graphs, shortest path routing
- Queuing theory
- Lossless and lossy queuing systems
- Project orientated lab: ARQ, Markov chains, simulation of queuing systems
- Bossert, M., Breitbach, M., Digitale Netze, Teubner Verlag, 1999
- Bertsekas, D., Gallager, R., Data Networks, Prentice Hall, 1992 Online available
- Tanenbaum, A., Computer Networks, Pearson, 2011
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Exams will be at 2012/08/16 and 2012/09/21 from 10:00 to 12:00 in room 43.2.104.
Rules for the exam:
- The institute's formulary will be distributed for the exam
- Two sheets of DIN-A4 paper (4 pages) selfcomposed and handwritten formulary (no copies)
- A non-graphical and non-programmable calculator
- A dictionary is allowed
Pre-exam Question Events
There are additional events on Monday, 2012/08/13, and Tuesday, 2012/09/18, starting from 14:00 in room H 45.1.
Please send problems and questions, which should be discussed in these events, via e-mail.
Exam Viewing (1st Exam) on 2011-09-10, 10:00 am in 43.2.227
Exam Viewing (2nd Exam) on 2011-10-12, 10:00 am in 43.4.201
Summer Term 2012
|Lecture:||Friday, 10:15 - 12:45,|
Thrusday, 16:00 - 17:30,
Usualy written exam of 120min duration, otherwise oral exam.