Modern Communication Techniques
FEKT-MPKTAcad. year: 2019/2020
The course is focused on these topics: Widening of the understanding of well-known network models, TCP/IP in particular. Network and transport layer, address translation. IPv6. Redundancy protocols. Autonomous systems, BGP protocol, peering, multihoming. Communication between applications, distributed systems. Introduction to area of design and specification of systems.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students who have completed this course are able to:
- demonstrate the differences between ISO/OSI and TCP/IP network models, explain the essence of these models,
- analyze the task of network layer with IP protocol,
- identify and interpret several levels of address translation used in IP networks,
- explain the principle of protocols used for redundancy of access to default gateway,
- explain the essence of multicast data transfer,
- explain every aspect of IPv6 protocol and related issues,
- assess the suitability of transport layer protocols for particular applications,
- explain issues of autonomous systems existence,
- apply multi-level routing with BGP protocol,
- describe the fundamental types of distributed systems and the essence of middleware layer,
- describe and explain the general design of systems and protocols,
- design and analyze own communication protocol.
Students who are going to attend this course should be able to: - use several numerical systems and conversions among them, - explain and use elementary units which are common in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT), e.g. data size, transmission speed, - use elementary terms from the ICT area, e.g. operating system, memory, process, - describe the architecture of basic network models, i.e. TCP/IP and ISO/OSI, - describe the basic application protocols for user data transfer from the TCP/IP suite, - list routing protocols used on local-area level.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Minoli, D., IP multicast with applications to IPTV and mobile DVB-H, John Wiley, Hoboken (USA), 2008. (EN)
Satrapa, P., IPv6 - Internet Protocol verze 6, 3. vydání, Praha 2012. Dostupné online. (CS)
Davies, J., Understanding IPv6, second edition, Microsoft Press, Redmond, 2008. (EN)
Conlan, P. J., Cisco network professional´s advanced intenetworking guide, Wiley Publishing, Hoboken (USA), 2009. (EN)
Jeřábek, J., Pokročilé komunikační techniky (MPKT). Skripta VUT v Brně,c (CS)
JEŘÁBEK, J., HOŠEK, J.: Protokoly komunikačních technik pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB-TUO. Brno: VUT v Brně, 2014. s. 1-127. ISBN: 978-80-214-5070-7. (CS)
Hošek, J. Pokročilé komunikační techniky - laboratorní cvičení. Brno: VUT v Brně, 2013. s. 1-129. ISBN: 978-80-214-4900-8. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Up to 30 points are awarded for work in laboratories (points are obtained for individual tasks, tests and individual project).
Up to 70 points are awarded for the written examination.
Language of instruction
1. Widening the knowledge of the well-known network model TCP/IP. Network and transport layer.
2. Task of network layer with IP protocol.
3. Address Translation in IP networks (ARP, DHCP).
4. Address Translation in IP networks (NAT, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR).
5. Protocols for redundant access to default gateway.
6. Multicast data transfer.
7. IPv6 protocol suite (features, deployment, datagram, addresses).
8. IPv6 protocol suite (ICMPv6 responsibilities, DHCPv6, mobility).
9. IPv6 protocol suite (multicast, routing, examples).
10. Autonomous systems, BGP protocol, multihoming, peering.
11. Distributed systems.
12. Design of systems, its description, design of communication protocols.
The goal of the course is to provide students with comprehensive orientation in the field of advanced communication techniques, especially on the network layer and application layer, in distributed systems, and also with specific issues such as design and specification of communication protocols.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at laboratories is compulsory, properly justified absence can be made up after prior arrangement with the instructor.