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

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

Mid-term exam (closed books & notes): Oct. 22, 2004; 2:30pm; 103 Kupf.

Note that Wednesday (Nov. 24) follows a Friday schedule; i.e., we have class.

No class on December 3, 2004 which will be made up by the reading day, December 10, 2004.

December 10, 2004 --- final exam (covering Lectures 5 to 9, i.e., traffic modeling to IP/ATM Convergence).

December 17, 2004 --- course project presentation.


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 Wed:1-2pm; Fri: 5:30-6:30pm. Others by appointments.


Grading: Mid-term 35%; Final 35%; Assignments/Quizzes & Projects 30%.

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.

Other references


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