TTM4516 - Networks and Quality of Service, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 100/100 A

Course content

- Study of the example system.
- Use of discrete event simulation (DES) and analytical methods for evaluating solutions and understand phenomena in ICT systems.
- Developing a DES model for a system
- Simulator development, validation,
- Data Analysis and evaluation of system properties.
- Use of (simplified) analytical models.
- Discussion of results: in the report and in colloquia.
- Documentation of methods and results.
- Presentation orally and in lab report.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
- Methods for evaluating quality of service ( QoS), for instance depedability and performance, in communication systems.
- Get an understanding of the interrelation between the system design and the quality of the service the system delivers.

B. Skills:
- From a system description, choose the right level of abstraction for an QoS evaluation.
- Establish models as a basis for evaluation.
- Develop discrete event simulators, based on generic primitives .
- Using / developing simple analytical models.
- Using simulation, and theoretical tools and methods for studying the QoS, e.g., traffic and / or reliability, characteristics.

C. General competence:
- Present / report orally and in writing.
- Participate in technical discussions .
- Responsibility for planning and progress.

Learning methods and activities

Project-oriented work containing, i.a., modelling, simulation, and analysis and presentation of results. Colloquia in which students will present papers and own results, and where challenges are discussed. Self-studies.

Three reports shall be handed in during the semester. These must be approved to receive an assessment in the topic. The assessment (100%) is based on a final report, which, in part, will be based on the reports made during the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report 2
  • Report 3
  • Report 1

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4525 7.5 2008-09-01
TTM4565 7.5 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100 A
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