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TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

CODE 90453
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION(LM-26) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The lectures are aimed to provide basic knowledge on telecommunications technologies employed to support safety, logistic and intelligent transportation systems. In more detail, networking fundamentals will be introduced and in particular, protocols and wireless networks – usually exploited by modern Intelligent Transportation Systems – will be described from the technological viewpoint.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at introducing the basics of telecommunication networks from the point of view of the transmission media, the functional structure, the definition of protocols, and the remote system communication. Elements about Internet of Things functions and protocols will be also provided considering application scenarios related to safety, intelligent transport systems and logistics. Moreover, basics of Machine Learning will be provided with examples in the mentioned application frameworks.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance and active participation to lectures and seminars as well as the individual work will allow  students to:

    - acquire a correct terminology for the identification of the main components and functionalities of a telecommunications network and in particular of the Internet;
    - know in depth the structure and functions of the Internet and understand how wireless components of the same are frequently used in Intelligent Transportation Systems applications;
    - know the main mechanisms that guarantee reliable communications over the Internet;
    - identify the main components and functions that allow the transfer of information on the Internet;
    - apply the differences between wireless and mobile networks and the related protocols to analyze their employment;
    - provide examples of applications of wireless technologies to support applications related to safety, logistics and transports.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Classroom-taught lessons with practical examples and exercises. Focused seminars.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Structure of the Internet; transmission media; definition of protocol, remote system communication; definition of circuit and packet switching; Internet and TCP/IP networks; Internet protocols (top-down approach), TCP,  UDP, IP, ARP, DNS, DHCP and ICMP; introduction to Ethernet and CSMA/CD; IEEE 802.11 with CSMA/CA multiple access. Elements of the Internet of Things (IoT). Examples of Machine Learning Safety and Security applications using networking features (through focused seminars). 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference book:

    • J. Kurose, K. Ross, "Computer Networking - A Top-Down Approach", Pearson.

    Readings:

    • B. Carlson, “Communications Systems”, McGraw-Hill.
    • W. Stallings, “Data and Computer Communications”, (9th Edition), Prentice Hall-Pearson.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    IGOR BISIO (President)

    ANDREA SCIARRONE

    FABIO LAVAGETTO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam with multiple-choice tests held by using AULAWEB. Students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written exam in the part related to multiple choice tests will verify the effective acquisition of basic knowledge about technologies presented during lectures. Some tests, even if in the form of multiple-choice questions, will be problems that will allow to evaluate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practical and applicative situations.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    03/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    16/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    14/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    08/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Detailed information are reported in the AULAWEB dedicated page.