MINT 718 Optical Network Engineering

Calendar Description:

*3 (fi 6) (variable, 36 hours). Utilize equipment available in the MINT lab to apply principles of optical communication. Optical transport & access equipment from a variety of vendors are used in the lab to engineer optical links, characterize fiber, establish UPSR/BLSR/APS 1+1 protection switching, measure/simulate optical component parameters, and design /configure GPON networks. This course is offered jointly by the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering and the Department of Computing Science.

General Information:

Term: Fall
Location & Schedule: Bear Tracks

Overview:

Utilize equipment available in the MINT lab to apply principles of optical communication. Optical transport & access equipment from Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Cisco, and Flexlight are used in the lab to engineer optical links, characterize fiber, establish protection switching, measure/simulate optical system parameters, and design /configure GPON networks.

Objectives:

Utilize MINT Lab equipment & software to:

–        Simulate the optical fiber transmission.

–        Design, configure and test optical transport/ access networks.

*** The time and schedule given below may change depending on performance of students in the lab***

Course Topics:

  1. 1. Optical transmission and parameter measurement lab;

–        Utilize equipment available in MINT Lab to characterize fiber and measure optical system parameters.

–        Utilize VPI transmission maker to simulate /measure Polarized Mode Dispersion in optical networks.

  1. Optical Transport Engineering;

–   Utilize Fujitsu transport switches to establish UPSR/or BLSR rings, RPR and APS 1+1 protection switching.

–   Utilize Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco switches to design data circuit/facilities through transport network.

–   Utilize VPI transmission maker to simulate WDM link engineering.

GPON Project;

-   Utilize Flex light equipment to design and configure GPON network (time permitting).

Course Material and Text Book:

– I will hand-out the Lab manuals, simulation software and learning materials on the first day of the lab.

- Fiber Optic Communication Systems by Agrawal and a number of other optical networking text books will be available in the lab for your reference.

Academic Integrity:

The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect. Students are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student Behaviour (online at https://www.ualberta.ca/law/student-resources/graduate-resources/integrity-and-responsibilities) and avoid any behaviour which could potentially result in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an offence. Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the University. (GFC 29 SEP 2003)

Collaboration:

While you may discuss your individual coursework with other students, the work claimed and submitted in your name must be your own. That said, there are assignment and project-specific policies on how much source code from publicly available sources may be borrowed. Always give proper credit to the original developers in your source code and documentation. Ask permission beforehand if you intend to recycle your work from another course in this course. More details on Appropriate Collaboration is given here.

Regulations listed in the GFC Policy Manual and the University Calendar will be used in resolving any discrepancies.