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List of all topics to be developed
by each partner

1st WORK-PACKAGE (WP1)

P1 - Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications
(IET PUT)

1. Computer simulation of discrete-event systems – tutorial lectures and exercises

  • basic notions of computer simulation (time management mechanisms, concepts of time and state (conditional) events, event sequencing procedures)
  • activity scanning approach
  • event scheduling methodology (main paradigm, ABC approach, events versus activities – comparative study)

2. Multimedia

  • digital image and video representation
  • basic image processing operations
  • filters for image processing
  • image quality assessment

3. Basic DSP ideas, algorithms and systems

  • sampling, effects of variable sampling frequency, signal recovering
  • spectral analysis of deterministic signals (time frequency relations)
  • spectral analysis of random signals (time frequency relations)
  • estimating of probability density and correlation functions of signals

4. Medium access control protocols in wireless networks

  • an example of fixed-assignment channel access
  • pure ALOHA
  • slotted ALOHA

5. Trellis coding and receiver algorithms

  • convolution encoder, AWGN channel, VA receiver
  • coded modulation (convolution encoder, mapper, 8PSK), AWGN channel, VA receiver
  • coded modulation (convolution encoder, mapper, 8PSK), AWGN channel, MVA receiver

6. Signalling in telecommunication networks

  • introduction to Signalling System No. 7
  • introduction to DSS1
  • bearer correctnesses in ISDN networks
  • teleservices in ISDN networks
  • supplementary services in ISDN

Interactive demonstrations:

  • basic call control for bearer services
  • basic call control for teleservices
  • Call control for supplementary services: CLIP, CLIR, COLP, COLR, CFU, CFNR, CFB, CD, MSN, SUB, AOC, UUS, TP, HOLD, DDI, CW

In Phase 1 the following web-accessed and printed modules are envisaged:

  • tutorial on Signalling System no. 7
  • tutorial on Signalling System DSS1
  • tutorial on services in ISDN networks
  • basic program module presenting how the signalling systems work

7. ATM networks

  • ATM Basics (description of the benefits of ATM and a few examples of its application)
  • ATM Network Architecture (ATM network, UNI and NNI interfaces, the ATM protocol stack, layers: physical, ATM, AAL; planes: control, user, management)
  • AAL Types and Functions (ATM Adaptation Layer Protocol Type: 1, 2, 3/4, 5)

8. Links models in multi-service networks

The first phase of the project (WP1) consists of the creation of web pages that would include characteristics of multi-rate models with regard to typical dependencies and parameters of multi-service switching networks. Some methods for mathematical description and analysis of the models that service the mixtures of the multi-rate traffic streams will be presented as well as reservation mechanisms and the simulation techniques for multi-rate traffic streams. Three lessons which consider the above mentioned subjects will be available on the web pages.

9. Fundamentals of optical fibre technology and systems

  • propagation of light through optical fibre
  • attenuation of optical fibres
  • waveguide fibre dispersion and the influence on the fibre bandwidth

 

P2 - ENST Bretagne (ENST)

In the table below we give a list of experiments (lessons) assigned to the first work-package. The experiments will be available on the WEB as they are developed. The paper versions of experiments documentation will be available too. Some minor experiment shifts among work-packages are possible.

  • Computer language and system: Multi-threading and synchronization using the Java language
  • Networks and protocols: Protocols description and simulation
  • Cellular network: Network planification using propagation model
  • Electronics: Analog/digital convertor simulation
  • Antenna: Simulation of a networks of antennas
  • Telephony: Telephone traffic simulation (without loss, with loss : Erlang & Engset)

 

P3 - Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

The following course is to be prepared: Signal processing for communication receivers. Simulation experiments, with accompanying text material and on-line tests will cover the general area of signal processing for communication receivers.

List of topics considered in the first work-package is the following:

  • bandpass and complex signal concepts
  • analytic signals, Hilbert transforms
  • sampling bandpass signals
  • mixers, I/Q imbalance effects


Deliverables will consist of the web site accessible via Internet, containing the educational materials and paper version of their documentation.

P4 - INT Evry (INT)

The following course is to be prepared: TCP IP protocols.
List of topics considered in the first work-package is the following:

  • general presentation. Network architecture of the Internet
  • IP addresses and DNS
  • network protocol: IP
  • control protocols: ICMP, IGMP

All lessons will be put on-line on the web. Animations will be included in different lessons. A set of exercises with corrections will be attached to each lesson. Also paper versions of all the course documentation will be available.


CAUTION: Replacement of some items in the above list – in order to improve the quality of the educational materials – is possible during the project development, after the approval of the Project Board.


2nd WORK-PACKAGE (WP2)

P1 - Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (IET PUT)

1. Computer simulation of discrete-event systems – tutorial lectures and exercises.

  • principal event set architectures (linked linear lists (indexed, two-level indexed, Henriksen’s), heaps and splay trees, run-time efficiency of event scheduling)
  • process interaction paradigm (concept of process and synchronisation tools, an example environment in C++, distributed simulation)
  • random number generators (uniform random variables, statistical tests of random, number generators, basic non-uniform variate generation scenarios)
  • design of simulation experiments (validation of simulation models, analysis of variance, linear regression)

2. Multimedia

  • digital audio representation
  • basic image analysis
  • lossless image compression and JPEG-LS
  • image transform coding and JPEG
  • video and audio coding in MPEG


3. Basic DSP ideas, algorithms and systems

  • basic digital FIR and IIR filters
  • multi-rate signal processing in some applications
  • adaptive signal processing systems
  • nonlinear signal processing example

4. Medium access control protocols in wireless networks

  • carrier Sense Multiple Access Protocols
    • a. 1 persistent CSMA
    • b. nonpersistent CSMA
    • c. p-persistent CSMA
  • polling
  • reservation ALOHA
  • EY NPMA protocol (HIPERLAN 1)

5. Trellis coding and receiver algorithms

  • encoder for tailbiting codes, AWGN channel, CVA receiver
  • ARQ system, convolution encoder, AWGN channel, and List VA
  • bit interleaved coded modulation (BICM), Rayleigh fading channel, the sub-optimum receiver

6. Signalling in telecommunication networks

  • program module to present basic call control by SS7 signalling for different basic services
  • program module to present basic call control by DSS1 signalling for different basic services
  • program module enabling a co-operation of the two signalling systems when presenting the call set-up
  • program module to demonstrate the working of the signalling systems when realising supplementary services CLIP, CLIR, COLP COLR, CFU
  • program module to evaluate the level of students’ knowledge acquired during the course
  • the evaluation module with questions concerning the materials inserted in the tutorials
  • the evaluation module with questions concerning problems familiar to the students

7. ATM networks

  • ATM Switching Systems (cross-point switch, self-routing switches, batcher-banyan switches, input – output buffering)
  • call Control procedures in ATM Networks (general procedures, point-to-point signaling, point-to-multipoint signalling, end-point addressing)
  • traffic Management in ATM Networks (Quality of Service, service categories, congestion control, delay/throughput characteristics)
  • LAN Emulation over ATM (emulated LAN types, function performed in emulation, emulation procedure, protocol stack)
  • IP over ATM (packet transmission procedure with IP over ATM, ATMARP, performance of TCP/IP over ATM)

8. Links models in multi-service networks

WP2 includes the preparation of interactive demonstrations that will constitute simulation and calculation tools for full-availability and limited-availability groups servicing switching networks and groups with reservation. Four lessons implementing the simulation and calculation programs will be available on the web pages. The objective of the lessons is both to inform students of the capability of system analyses with switching networks from the point of view of grade of service parameters and to enable dimensioning of the groups according to given level of blocking probability. It will be possible to compare different multi-rate systems.

9. Fundamentals of optical fibre technology and systems

  • passive and active components for fibre optic communications
  • power lunching and coupling efficiency
  • optical amplification
  • optical multiplication techniques


P2 - ENST Bretagne (ENST)

Below we give a list of experiments (lessons) assigned to the second work-package. The experiments will be available on the web as they are developed. The paper versions of experiments documentation will be available too. Some minor experiment shifts among work-packages are possible

  • Antenna: Simulation of aperture antennas
  • Electronics: Amplifier polarisation. Study of a common emitter amplifier.
  • Computer language: An interactive Java course, with exercises and practicals on-line. The course will cover in addition to the core language subjects like Servlet, RMI (Remote Method Invocation), Corba, JDBC (access to data base)
  • Networks and protocols: Exercices on routing protocols and algorithms over a network simulator written in Java
  • Electronics: Non-linear electric circuit (using diodes, transistors, resistors, inductors, ..). Use of a temporal numerical method to simulate simple circuits.(current rectifier, oscillators, ...). Temporal & spectral visualiation of results.
  • Signal processing: Application of probabilistic simulation (optimization, integration, study of random phenomenas)

 

P3 - Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

Signal processing for communication receivers. Simulation experiments, with accompanying text material and on-line tests will cover the general area of signal processing for communication receivers.

List of topics considered in the second work-package is the following:

  • receiver and transmitter architectures with emphasis on increased use of DSP
  • system calculation basics
  • sampling and A/D-conversion
  • dynamic range requirements
  • sampling jitter effects

Deliverables will consist of the accessible via Internet web site containing educational materials and paper version of the educational material documentation.


P4 - INT Evry (INT)

TCP IP protocols:

  • transport protocols: udp and tcp
  • routing protocols: RIP, OSPF, BGP
  • basic applications: telnet, ftp, snmp

All lessons will be put on-line on the web. Animations will be included in different lessons. A set of exercises with corrections will be attached to each lesson. Also paper versions of all the course documentation will be available.


3rd WORK-PACKAGE (WP3)

P1 - Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (IET PUT)

1. Computer simulation of discrete-event systems – tutorial lectures and exercises

  • collection and analysis of simulation results (transient phase characteristics, estimation of steady-state phase characteristics, variance reduction methods)
  • examples of simulation models (a simple preemptive system, a system with priorities and group servers, assembly line, finite-population queuing model, satellite communication system, learning agent based simulation of vehicle traffic)

2. Multimedia

  • image wavelet coding and JPEG2000
  • audio compression
  • video compression according to H.263/H.26L and videoconferencing

3. Basic DSP ideas, algorithms and systems

  • A/D converters
  • D/A converters
  • DSP system block diagram
  • basic arithmetics of a digital signal processor

4. Medium access control protocols in wireless networks

  • DCF protocol (IEEE 802.11)
  • MAC protocol in HIPERLAN 2

5. Trellis coding and receiver algorithms

  • turbo encoder, channel, SOVA based receiver

6. Signalling in telecommunication networks

  • program module to demonstrate the working of signalling when realising supplementary services CFB, CFNR, MSN, SUB, AOC, UUS

7. ATM networks

  • multiprotocol over ATM (definitions, MPOA components, Next Hope Resolution Protocol);
  • multiprotocol Label Switching in ATM (definitions, principles of operation, hierarchical label, label distribution in ATM, routing table construction)

8. Links models in multi-service networks

WP3 comprises preparation of interactive test programs and working out self-control tests to check the level of command over the educational material prepared in WP1 and WP2. The results of this stage will be accessible in the form of tests and will accompany the previously developed educational material on the web pages.

9. Fundamentals of optical fibre technology and systems

  • coherent systems
  • coherent optical fibre communications
  • selected aspects of fibre optic system design


P2 - ENST Bretagne (ENST)

Below we give a list of experiments (lessons) assigned to the third work-package. The experiments will be available on the WEB as they are developed. The paper versions of experiments documentation will be available too. Some minor experiment shifts among work-packages are possible.

  • Electronics/Microwave: CAD for Microwave Integrated Circuits. A program for laying out and analyzing microstrip and stripline circuits.
  • Electromagnetism: Guided propagation between two metallic planes (study of electomagnetism laws and use of Maxwell equation
  • Signal processing: Spectral estimation, adaptive filtering, parameter estimation for various applications (3rd year course)

P3 - Tampere Univrsity of Technology (TUT)

Signal processing for communication receivers. Simulation experiments, with accompanying text material and on-line tests will cover the general area of signal processing for communication receivers.
List of topics considered in the third work-package is the following:

  • symbol timing and carrier frequency/phase recovery
  • modulation/ demodulation
  • detection/channel equalisation

Deliverables will consist of the web site accessible via Internet, containing educational materials and paper version of the educational materials.


P4 - INT Evry (INT)

TCP IP protocols:

  • web and Multimedia: HTTP, RTP, H323
  • network programming: sockets
  • quality of services: Ipv6, RSVP, MPLS

All lessons will be put on-line on the web. Animations will be included in different lessons. A set of exercises with corrections will be attached to each lesson. Also paper versions of all the course documentation will be available.