Telecommunications Networks and Systems; Computer Networks; Optical Transmission Systems.
30 hours of theoretical lectures, 30 hours of laboratory sessions.
The laboratory sessions are dedicated to case studies and computational work.
Wide scope knowledge about the actual state of development of optical networks, with emphasis on the networks with routing in the wavelength domain (2nd generation), and about the methods and techniques used for planning and dimensioning optical networks.
After attending this curricular unit, the students should have acquired the scientific and technical knowledge required for the design and modeling of optical networks, and should be capable of understanding and following the scientific and technological development in this domain.
Basic architectures (1st generation). 2nd generation optical networks. Clients of the optical layer. Dimensioning of optical networks. Control and management of optical networks. Survivability of optical networks. Optical access networks. Switching in optical networks. Design methodology and evolution scenarios.
Henrique José Almeida da Silva
Case studies : 20.0%
Computational work : 20.0%
Rajiv Ramaswami & Kumar N. Sivarajan, "Optical Networks - A Practical Perspective", Academic Press, 2010.
Greg Bernstein, BalaRajagopalan & DebanjanSaha, "Optical Network Control - Architecture, Protocols, and Standards", Pearson Education, Inc. (Addison-Wesley), 2004.
Biswanath Mukherjee, “Optical Communication Networks”, McGraw-Hill, 1997.