Network Planning and Optimization

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Network Planning and Optimization
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10Л023
  3.    Study program TKII
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester IV/8   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Valentin Rakovikj
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Understanding the need for planning and optimizing telecommunications networks. Ability to apply knowledge of planning and optimization including the principles of network design, optimal design, maintenance and use, and features including the aspects of redundancy, stability and reliability of the network. Use of the tools in the domain of access and core networks.

11.    Course Syllabus: Basic principles of network planning, and their application in the accessed and core networks. Generic techniques for designing radio and wired networks, using analytical and numerical algorithms. Optimization algorithms. Methods for calculating core network capacity and network redundancy. Analysis of measurement techniques and characterization of signal quality. Electromagnetic compatibility. Main techniques for cartographic representation at the wireless signal levels. A complete approach to the problem of planning a given communication system, in terms of user requirements, service quality, system capacity, network coverage. Detailed analysis of the planning and optimization of different types of network technologies, xDSL, DOCSIS, GSM, UMTS / HxPA, LTE, WiFi. Aspects and problems of coexistence. Economic models and business planning.

12.    Learning methods:  Lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises, independent work on project tasks and preparation of seminar work, visiting relevant companies and invited lectures by experts from the ICT sector.

13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks 30
16.3. Homework and self-learning 45
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 10
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 70
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Regular attendance at the teaching and auditory exercises and fully developed laboratory exercises
20.   Forms of assessment Two partial exams during the semester (in the middle and in the end of the semester) with a duration of 120 minutes each or one full exam in a corresponding exam session with a duration of 120 minutes. Usage of books, hand-written materials or any kind of supplementary text book during the exam is not allowed, only a calculator is allowed
21.    Language Macedonian and English
22.    Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys
23.    Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Vladimir Mitlin Performance Optimization of Digital Communications Systems CRC Press 2006
2 ITU-D Reference Manual: Telecom Network Planning for evolving Network Architectures International Telecommunication Union 2009
3 Lingyang Song, Jia Shen Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE CRC Press 2010
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 J. Lempiainen, M. Manninen  Radio Interface System Planning for GSM/GPRS/UMTS  Kluwer Academic Publishers  2002