Course title: Industrial Communication Networks
Number of credits (ECTS): 6
Weekly number of classes: 3+1+1+0
Prerequisite for enrollment of the subject: None
Course Goals (acquired competencies): Introducing the protocols and network solutions used in industrial communication networks. Candidates will be able to design, install and maintain industrial communications networks.
Total available number of classes: 180
Course Syllabus: Introduction to Industrial Communication Networks. Types of industrial networks. Transmission medias in communication networks. Characteristics of copper cables. Twisted pair. Rules for installation of copper cables. Connector standards. Sources of noise and interference in copper cables and methods for their avoidance. Characteristics of optical fiber. Basic types of optical fibers and optical cables. Rules for installation of optical fibers. Fiber optic connectors. Basics of communication protocols. OSI reference model. RS – 232, RS – 485. Industrial communication protocols. MODBUS, MODBUS Plus, AS interface, Data Highway Plus, HART. Fieldbus networks. CAN, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Foundation Fieldbus. Ethernet and TCP-IP communication model. Industrial Ethernet. Application of wireless technologies in industrial communications networks. Wireless sensing networks (IEEE 802.15.4 / LR-WPAN). Communication protocols used for building automation: Konnex, LonWorks.
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