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ELEC5512: Optical Networks (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5512: Optical Networks (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
A/Prof Atai, Javid
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This Unit builds upon the fundamentals of optical communication introduced in ELEC3405 (Communications Electronics and Photonics). It focuses on photonic network architectures and protocols, network design, enabling technologies and the drivers for intelligent optical network.
Students will learn how to analyze and design optical networks and optical components.
Introduction, photonic network architectures: point to point, star, ring, mesh; system principles: modulation formats, link budgets, optical signal to noise ratio, dispersion, error rates, optical gain and regeneration; wavelength division multiplexed networks; WDM components: optical filters, gratings, multiplexers, demultiplexers, wavelength routers, optical crossconnects, wavelength converters, WDM transmitters and receivers; Wavelength switched/routed networks, ultra high speed TDM, dispersion managed links, soliton systems; broadcast and distribution networks, multiple access, subcarrier multiplexed lightwave video networks, optical local area and metropolitan area networks; protocols for photonic networks: IP, Gbit Ethernet, SDH/SONET, FDDI, ATM, Fibre Channel.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics|
A/Prof Atai, Javid
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorial|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Ability to solve problems related to the design of optical networks||Design (Level 4)|
|Understanding advanced optical networking techniques||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Problem solving and analytical skills||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
Assignment: Assignment 1
Final Exam: Final Exam
Assignment: Assignment 2
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
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Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 2||Fibre-optic communication systems|
|Week 3||Enabling Technologies I|
|Week 4||Enabling Technologies II|
|Week 5||Enabling Technologies III|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 7||Optical Layer|
|Week 8||Broadcast & Select Networks|
|Week 9||Access Networks|
|Week 10||Shared Access Networks|
|Week 11||Wavelength Routed Networks|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 12||Network Design|
|Week 13||Photonic Packet Switched Networks|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||39.38%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||36.25%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||24.38%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||No||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.