Optical Networks

Year
0
Academic year
2014-2015
Code
02000947
Subject Area
Telecommunications
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Telecommunications Networks and Systems; Computer Networks; Optical Transmission Systems.

Teaching Methods

30 hours of theoretical lectures, 30 hours of laboratory sessions.

The laboratory sessions are dedicated to case studies and computational work.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

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.

Head Lecturer(s)

Henrique José Almeida da Silva

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Computational work : 20.0%
Exam: 20.0%
Case studies : 20.0%
Frequency: 40.0%

Bibliography

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.