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Course syllabus B-PRS - Access Networks (FEEIT - SS 2018/2019)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit code: B-PRS
Course unit title: Access Networks
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 6
Recommended semester/trimester: Telecommunications - bachelor (compulsory), 4. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
credit, exam
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The scope is acquaint students with knowledge from various types of fixed telecommunication transmission media from a viewpoint of constructing, transmission characteristics and negative influences at the signal transmission. A microwave radiation propagation and transmission features of the wireless connection are analyzed. The study is focused on utilization of metallic and optical transmission media in access networks and for actual demands of multimedia telecommunications by means of new technologies in access networks - xDSL, PLC, PON, AON.
Course contents:
Importance of fixed transmission media for telecommunication access networks.
Classification, transmission characteristics and utilization of various types of metallic transmission media - aerial lines, symmetrical cable lines, coaxial cable lines, power distribution lines.
Evolution of access networks, infrastructure of broadband access networks.
Access networks - FTTx architecture, access to subscribers.
xDSL technologies – physical environment, signal processing principles, types.
PLC technologies – physical environment.
Analysis of the microwave radiation propagation, transmission features of the wireless connection.
Wireless transmission technologies utilized in access networks.
Cables lines with optical fibers, construction and transmission characteristics. Technology for building up optical cable routes in converged telecommunication networks. Types of optical fibers utilized in access networks.
Analysis of the optical radiation propagation, transmission features of the optical transmission medium. The optical fiber, negative influences from a viewpoint of the transmission capacity and the reach - the attenuation and the dispersion.
Active optical networks AON and passive optical networks PON.
PON networks, basic features, concept and architecture of the TDM-PON network.
Access networks - Narrowband & Broadband services, measurement.
Future PON, dynamic bandwidth DBA and wavelength DWA in PON networks.
Recommended or required reading:
ČUCHRAN, J. -- RÓKA, R. Telekomunikačné prenosové vedenia. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 2011. 261 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3482-0.
ČUCHRAN, J. -- RÓKA, R. Optokomunikačné systémy a siete. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 2006. 208 p. ISBN 80-227-2437-8.

Flood, J.E.: Telecommunication networks, The Institute of Electrical Engineers, London, 1997.
Kazovsky, L.: Broadband Optical Access Networks, Wiley, 2011.
Lam, C.: Passive Optical Networks – Principles and Practice. Elsevier, 2007.
McCabe, J.D.: Network Analysis, Architecture and Design, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier, Burlington, 2007.
Mouftah, H.: Optical Networks – Architecture and Survivability, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
Róka, R.: Hybrid PON Networks – Features, Architectures and Configuration. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015.
Thompson, R.: The Physical Layer of Communications Systems, Artech House, 2006.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 32

0 %6,3 %15,6 %28,1 %37,5 %12,5 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Rastislav Róka, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak
Last modification: 21. 1. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Rastislav Róka, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 01/21/2019.

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