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Dedicated and contemporary computer networks

COURSE: Dedicated and contemporary computer networks

Code: ФЕИТ07006

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: Prof. Aristotel Tentov

Subject of the course content: Airflow networks. Civil and military airplane networks. Industrial plant control networks. Network infrastructure for real-time systems. Transport and transport system networks. Optical and wireless optical networks.

Routing protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, PNNI, IS-IS, RIP, relibale flooding; Hierarchical routing; EGP, BGP-4, CIDR. Availability, resilience, protection/renewal, quick re-routing; Quality of service (QoS)

QoS specification, traffic, characterisation, basic mechanisms; Scheduling

QoS architectures; Service guaranteing; End-to-End adaptive applications, H.323 Architecture

OverQoS; Content delivery; Traffic Engineering;

High-speed router design;

Second generation of network systems; Switch Fabric, Multi-Stage Fabrics; Routing, port mapping; Commutation and wiring;

Network processors: basic building block for programmable networks; CAM and Ternary CAM

IXP ; XScale Core processor; Microengines – RISC processors; Micro-engine  C compiler

Design challenges of modern Tera-bit commutatiors; 100Tb/s optical controller,  Commutation with labels and MPLS; MPLS; RSVP; Limited routing; Multicast; Multicast in LAN; IP Multicast architecture; IGMP; Application-level multicast


  1. A. S. Tanenbaum, D. J. Wetherall, “Computer Networks 5th Edition”, Prentice Hall, 2011
  2. J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross, “Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach” Pearson, 2012
  3. I. Moir, A. Seabridge, “Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, electrical, and avionics subsystems integration, Third Edition”, John Wiley, 2008