Broadband Networking


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Telecommunications

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Prerequisites: ECE 6607

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Fundamental concepts of broadband networking, including newtork models, ATM networks, quality of service, and traffic management.


Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

1. Introduction
1.1. Network Paradigms
1.2. Network Integration
1.3. Traffic Characteristics
1.4. Multiplexing
1.5. Broadband Switching
1.6. Facts on Broadband Networking
1.7. Packet Size Determination
1.8. Variable vs Fixed Packet Size Factors

2. Reference Models
2.1. TCP/IP Reference Model
2.1. Broadband ISDN Reference Model

3. ATM Networks
3.1. Basic Concepts
3.2. Cell Structure
3.3. Header Error Control, Cell Delienation Functions
3.4. ATM Layer Functions (Cell Multiplexing/Demultiplexing, Cell VPI/VCI Translation, Cell Header Generation/Extraction)
3.5. Virtual Path/Virtual Circuit Concepts
3.6. ATM Adaptation Layers (AAL1, AAL2, AAL3/4, AAL5)
3.7. Signalling in ATM Networks
3.8. PNNI (Private Network to Network Interface)

4. Quality of Service in Broadband Networks
4.1. Quality of Service
4.2. IPv4 vs IPv6
4.3. IntServ (Integgated Services)
4.4. RSVP (Resource Reservation Protocol)
4.5. DiffServ (Differentiated Services)
4.6. MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching)
4.7. QoS Routing Algorithms
4.8. Transport Layer Problems

5. Voice over IP

6. Traffic Management in Broadband Networks
6.1. Packet Classification
6.2. Packet Marking
6.3. Token Bucket Scheme
6.4. Traffic Policing
6.5. Traffic Shaping
6.6. Per Hop Behavior (Scheduling Algorithms: FIFO, Generalized Processor Sharing, Weighted Fair Queueing)
6.7. Congestion Avoidance and Control

7. Mobile IP (Wireless Internet)
7.1. Mobility Management
7.2. Registration and Paging
7.3. Handoff Problems