Module Description

Module: Traffic Engineering

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Seminar Traffic EngineeringSeminar2Winter Semester
Traffic EngineeringLecture2Winter Semester
Traffic Engineering ExercisesRecitation Section (small)1Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Andreas Timm-Giel

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Fundamentals of communication or computer networks
  • Stochastics

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to describe methods for planning, optimisation and performance evaluation of communication networks.

Capabilities

Students are able to solve typical planning and optimisation tasks for communication networks. Furthermore they are able to evaluate the network performance using queuing theory.

Students are able to apply independently what they have learned to other and new problems. They can present their results in front of experts and discuss them.

Personal Competence

Autonomy

Students are able to acquire the necessary expert knowledge to understand the functionality and performance of new communication networks independently.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Seminar Traffic Engineering (Seminar)

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Selected applications of methods for planning, optimization, and performance evaluation of communication networks, which have been introduced in the traffic engineering lecture are prepared by the students and presented in a seminar.

Literature:

  • U. Killat, Entwurf und Analyse von Kommunikationsnetzen, Vieweg + Teubner
  • further literature announced in the lecture

Course: Traffic Engineering (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Network Planning and Optimization
• Linear Programming (LP)
• Network planning with LP solvers
• Planning of communication networks
Queueing Theory for Communication Networks
• Stochastic processes
• Queueing systems
• Switches (circuit- and packet switching)
• Network of queues

Literature:

Literatur:
U. Killat, Entwurf und Analyse von Kommunikationsnetzen, Springer
Weitere Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben
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 Literature:
U. Killat, Entwurf und Analyse von Kommunikationsnetzen, Springer
further literature announced in the lecture


Course: Traffic Engineering Exercises (Recitation Section (small))

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Accompanying exercise for the traffic engineering course

Literature:

Literatur:
U. Killat, Entwurf und Analyse von Kommunikationsnetzen, Springer
Weitere Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben / Literature:
U. Killat, Entwurf und Analyse von Kommunikationsnetzen, Springer
further literature announced in the lecture