ECE639 Spring 2006
Principles of Broadband Networks
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology

[Course infomation|What's New|Notes/Additional Readings|Assignment| |Useful Resources]

By default, a small quiz will be given at the beginning of each class.

Mid-term Exam will be held on March 10, 2006.

Nirwan Ansari
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Newark College of Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Office 223 ECEC
Phone (973) 596-3670
Fax (973) 596-5680
Office Hours Tue:5:00-6:00pm; Fri: 12:00-1:00pm. Others by appointments.


Grading: Mid-term 35%; Final 40%; Assignments/Quizzes & Projects 25%.

No make-up.

Course Outline

Lecture 1

Introduction: highlights on broadband, existing telecommunication infrastructure, Internet evolution, network evolution and architecture, virtual private network, and emerging technologies

Lecture 2

Switching Techniques, T1, X.25, ISDN, SONET

Lecture 3

ATM Basics

Lecture 4

Congestion Control for Available Bit Rate Services in ATM Networks

Lecture 5

Traffic Modeling of Broadband Services

Lecture 6

Admission Control

Lecture 7

Switching Principles and Architectures

Lecture 8

Traffic Scheduling

Lecture 9

IP/ATM Convergence

Lecture 10

Optical Networks

Lecture 11

Recent Advances in High Speed Networks


Text and References

A. Leon-Garcia and I. Widjaja, Communications Networks, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2004---selected chapters.

Other references

Journal Articles


[Course infomation|Notes/Additional Readings|Assignment| |Useful Resources]