Checking date: 19/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Optical Networks
Master in Telecomunications Engineering (Plan: 171 - Estudio: 227)

Coordinating teacher: LARRABEITI LOPEZ, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Telematic Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Switching Communication Networks and Services
The objective of the course is to study the optical networks from architectural and practical perspectives to provide to the student a wide range of capabilities targeted to model, design, implement, manage, operate, administrate and maintain optical networks. The student will reach the following knowledge and will be able to apply it to the resolution of problems both specific and multidisciplinary: · Main characteristics of the different types of access and transport networks · International standards that apply to architectures and protocols of optical networks · Principles and rules of modeling and design · Network management principles and mechanisms for the operation and maintenance of optical networks · Commercially available systems and solutions · Forecasted mid and long term evolution of optical networks Students will be able to integrate all knowledges to evaluate complex requests and to provide its judge. Students will get the learning skills that will allow them to keep on studding on an autonomous and self-managed way. Students will be able to communicate its knowledge, conclusions and reasoning in an efficient way.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
· Introduction to Optical Networks · Access Optical Networks - Basic concepts of fiber transmission - Access Technologies - Passive Optical Networks - GPON · Optical Transport Network (OTN) - General Concepts - Fixed Networks - Switched Networks · Network Management - ITU-T TMN Framework - Network Management Functions - OTN Operation Maintenance and Administration · Control Plane - ASON Networks - Optical label switched paths ( Optical LSP ) - IP-Optical Convergence · Optical Packet Transport - Carrier Ethernet Networks - MPLS-TP Networks
Learning activities and methodology
Activities will be carried out according to the following: * Lectures: the professor will show the principles and mechanisms of the optical networks that students should learn. Reference documents will be provided: articles, books, specific materials,... Lectures will be interactive to motivate student's participation. Students will also prepare contents that will be presented during the class. * Practical exercise resolutions and real case presentations: the professor will ask for the resolution of practical cases that should be addressed by service providers or equipment manufacturers. In this way, students will know current situation of networks and its future evolution
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • A. Clemm . Network Management Fundamentals . Cisco Press. 2007
  • A.Farrel, I.Bryskin . GMPLS Architecture and Applications . Morgan Kaufman. 2006
  • J. Tate et al . Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking . IBM Red Books. 2012
  • J.P. Vasseur, M. Pickavet, P. Demeester . Network Recovery . Elsevier. 2004
  • J.Simmons . Optical Network Design and Planning . Springer. 2008
  • M. Maier . Optical Switching Networks . Cambridge University Press. 2008

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.