Course - Optical Networking - TM8106
TM8106 - Optical Networking
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
The course will give the student in-depth understanding of the functionality of optical networks and how they may be implemented. How an optical network can work together with an IP-based network infrastructure for ensuring both high reliability and performance in access, metro and transport networks, is paid special attention. Protocols, e.g. MPLS-TP, GMPLS, SDN, OTN, and Ethernet PBB-TE will be addressed. The topics covered includes building blocks for optical networks and systems. Included is an introduction to optical components, principles and functionality in optical network elements as well as basic physical principles and properties and constraints in optical fiber transmission. Principles and the function of optical circuit switched networks, both network elements like reconfigurable add/drops and optical cross-connects as well as the principle of a wavelength routed optical network are covered. Finally, up-to-date research in optical packet switched node and network architectures is studied.
A. Knowledge: 1) To get a good understanding of physical properties of optical networks. 2) To get a profound understanding of protocols applied in optical networks: MPLS-TP, GMPLS, SDN, OTN, Ethernet PBB-TE. 3) To get a profound understanding of optical switching methods and networking techniques, circuit, packet, hybrid, burst and flow. 4) To get a basic understanding of optical components and optical node design. B. Skills: 1) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about optical networks. 2) To be able to design optical networks, taking both physical transmission properties and optical networking constraints into account. 3) To be able to evaluate performance and availability of optical networks using simulation methods.
Learning methods and activities
Interactive lectures and colloquia. It is expected that the students are well prepared in advance before participating. Obligatory exercises. One of the exercises will be simulation of an optical network problem.
Further on evaluation
The grading rule is passed/failed. The minimum passing grade is 70/100 points (70%).
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge of telecommunication systems for transport networks, e.g. as given by the course TTM4105 Access and transport networks. Basic knowledge of object oriented programming and modelling of information and communication systems is advantageous.
Required previous knowledge
To be defined at start of course. Parts of textbooks and papers from conference proceedings and journals will be the main litterature. The manual for the simulation tool DEMOS may be used in (at least) one of the excercises given.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Applied Information and Communication Technology
- Computer Systems
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
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