Information Networks, 6 credits (TSIN01)

Informationsnät, 6 hp

Main field of study

Information Technology Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Danyo Danev

Director of studies or equivalent

Klas Nordberg

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Electrical Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Telecommunication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6MDAV Computer Science, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Communication) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v
6MCSY Communication Systems, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping o
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science, Master's programme
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Communication Systems, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Probability theory.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aim is to provide understanding of how a packet-oriented information network works and how the choice of technology can affect its performance. The course intends to give good knowledge of the fundamental methods for multiple-access and routing in network communications. After completing the course the student is expected to be able to:

  • describe the slotted multiple-access model, as well as the Poisson model for packet arrivals in an information network.
  • describe protocols for multiple-access to a shared media.
  • give an account of properties of mechanisms in protocols for multiple access to a shared media
  • formulate assumptions to model and analyse information networks and discuss how valid these assumptions are.
  • perform typical calculations to implement the various algorithms covered in the course.

Course content

Lectures and exercise sessions treat the following topics of Information Networks:

  • Layered network architecture and the OSI model.
  • Slotted multiple-access models and Markov chains.
  • Arrival statistics and the Poisson process.
  • ALOHA system (slotted and unslotted) and stabilization.
  • Splitting algorithms: tree and FCFS algorithms.
  • Performance analysis of multiple-access systems.
  • Carrier sensing: CSMA ALOHA, CSMA/CD, and CSMA/CA.
  • Packet radio networks and IEEE 802.11 protocols.
  • Routing algorithms: minimum-weight spanning trees and shortest-path algorithms.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, problem-solving classes and a home assignment.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
LAB2Assignment reportU, G2 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för systemteknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Klas Nordberg

Examiner

Danyo Danev

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Dimitri Bertsekas / Robert Gallager, (1992) Data Networks second edition
ISBN: ISBN 9780132009164

Additional literature

Books

Dimitri Bertsekas / Robert Gallager, (1992) Data Networks second edition

ISBN: ISBN 9780132009164

TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
LAB2 Assignment report U, G 2 credits

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