Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Real-time networks

COM-413

Lecturer(s) :

Decotignie Jean-Dominique

Language:

English

Summary

At course completion, the student will be able to analyse the real-time properties of a communication network; and will also be able to create a new solution either balancing the tradeoffs between the different design parameters or composing building blocks. Applications to multimedia, transports,

Content

1. Introduction (hierarchy in communications, motivation for networks, types of applications)
2. Requirements (delay, jitter, predictability, topology, cost, etc.)
3. Communication systems architecture and its influence on temporal behavior(OSI model, communication models, real-time paradigms : Time-Triggered vs. Event-Triggered, interworking)
4. Fieldbusses and how real-time performance assessment : FIP and CAN as examples
5. Ethernet, industrial Ethernet and real-time Ethernet
6. Wireless communications and their impact on real-time guarantees
7. IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.11e
8. Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) and wireless sensor networks
9. Real-time in wireless sensor networks

Keywords

real-time, networking, wireless, wireless sensor networks, medium access control, quality of service

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

none

Recommended courses

real-time systems, protocols

Important concepts to start the course

Protocols and real-time system background

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra + student presentations + exercises

Expected student activities

Learning the course material, reading, presentation and discussion of a scientific paper as an introduction to research

Assessment methods

Mid-term presentation 50% and final exam 50%

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

See course URL

Websites
Moodle Link

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German