Communication and Media Engineering (CME)

Communication Networks

Empfohlene Vorkenntnisse

background knowledge in communication and networks
general background in computer science


Lehrform Vorlesung
Lernziele / Kompetenzen

• understanding general communication concepts and their practical application
• understanding role and implications of a layered communication architecture
• obtaining the capability to analyze, organize and maintain IP networks
• learning the terminology and methodology to be able to analyze and tune communication systems
• identifying typical requirements and problems in network environments and devise adequate solutions
(e.g. addressing, error recovery, flow control, routing)
• having the capability to select and adequately use standard network equipment (repeater, hubs, switches, routers,..) for given tasks
• being capable to interpret data traffic visualized over a network sniffing tool and understand the rationale of the exchanged messages
• understanding the general architecture and basic mechanisms in modern Telecommunication Networks
• understanding advanced modulation and coding schemes being used in modern Telecommunication and Computer Networks
• achieving the competence to understand, design, implement and analyze medium access control (MAC) mechanisms being used in modern Telecommunication and Computer Networks
• achieving the competence to understand the basics of traffic engineering for the use in modern Telecommunication and Computer Networks
• understanding performance issues in network environments and how to avoid performance bottlenecks

Dauer 2
SWS 4.0
Lehrveranstaltung 68h
Selbststudium / Gruppenarbeit: 112 h
Workload 180 h
ECTS 6.0
Leistungspunkte Noten

6 Credits (grades 1.0 … 5.0)



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Pfletschinger

Max. Teilnehmer 30
Empf. Semester 1+2
Haeufigkeit jedes Jahr (SS)

Telecommunication Networks

Art Vorlesung
Nr. EMI408
SWS 2.0

Introduction to Cellular Networks

  • Historical overview from 1G to 4G
  • The cellular concept: frequency reuse, sectoring
  • The mobile channel: link budget, path loss models, fading
  • Capacity of fading channels

Transmission Technologies: Link

  • Modulation and Coding
  • Rate Adaptation
  • Multi-carrier modulation: OFDM

Multiple-Access Technologies

  • Scheduled multiple access: TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, SDMA
  • Random access: ALOHA and its modern variations

Further Developement: 5G




  1. C. Cox, An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G Mobile Communications. Wiley, 2014.
  2. A. Ghosh, J. Zhang, J. G. Andrews, R. Muhamed, Fundamentals of LTE. Prentice Hall, 2010.
  3. A. F. Molisch, Wireless Communications. Wiley, 2011.

Computer Networks

Art Vorlesung
Nr. EMI407
SWS 2.0

• General Communication Concepts
• OSI and TCP/IP Reference Model
• Physical Layer
• Data Link Layer
• Network Layer
• Transport Layer
• Application Layer
• Performance Analysis


• A.S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.
• J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross, Computer Networking (A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet), 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012
• Comer, Droms, Computer Networks and Internets, 6th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2014