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ELEC5512: Optical Networks (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC5512: Optical Networks (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof Atai, Javid
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This Unit builds upon the fundamentals of optical communication introduced in ELEC3405 (Communications Electronics and Photonics). It focuses on photonic network architectures and protocols, network design, enabling technologies and the drivers for intelligent optical network.

Students will learn how to analyze and design optical networks and optical components.

Introduction, photonic network architectures: point to point, star, ring, mesh; system principles: modulation formats, link budgets, optical signal to noise ratio, dispersion, error rates, optical gain and regeneration; wavelength division multiplexed networks; WDM components: optical filters, gratings, multiplexers, demultiplexers, wavelength routers, optical crossconnects, wavelength converters, WDM transmitters and receivers; Wavelength switched/routed networks, ultra high speed TDM, dispersion managed links, soliton systems; broadcast and distribution networks, multiple access, subcarrier multiplexed lightwave video networks, optical local area and metropolitan area networks; protocols for photonic networks: IP, Gbit Ethernet, SDH/SONET, FDDI, ATM, Fibre Channel.
Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics
Lecturer/s: A/Prof Atai, Javid
Timetable: ELEC5512 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 11
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Tutorial

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(4) Design (Level 4)
1. Demonstrable understanding of photonic packet switched networks and design considerations to the extent of the material presented.
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 4)
2. Proficiency in assessing the capabilities and the principles of operation of various optical components which are used in today's networks, using the techniques presented in the course.
3. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of wavelength routing and switching and how it can be utilized to increase the capacity of a network.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4)
4. Ability to describe the interaction between various layers in the network using the in-depth technical skills developed.
5. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of different generations of optical networks and their characteristics using concepts and principles developed or presented.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
6. Ability to solve problems related to optical network design and analyze the effect of various parameters in the performance of the system
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment No 15.00 Week 6 2, 3, 6,
2 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
3 Assignment No 15.00 Week 11 2, 3, 4, 6,
Assessment Description: Assignments involve solving problems related to the material covered during the lectures.

Assignment 1: The assignment must be submitted through Canvas as a single file in PDF or JPEG format by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 8. Multiple submission attempts are allowed. However, only the latest submission will be marked. If the latest submission is after the deadline, it will receive a penalty as described below. Any assignment that is labelled LATE by Canvas will receive a penalty as described below. Assignments submitted within 24 hours after the deadline will receive a 5% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Monday, September 9 but before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 10 will receive a 10% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 10 but before 7:59 pm on Wednesday, September 11 will receive a 15% penalty. Assignments submitted after 7:59 pm on Wednesday, September 11 will NOT BE ACCEPTED and will receive a mark of zero. The solutions of the Assignment 1 will be discussed in the Tutorial on Wednesday, September 11.

Assignment 2: The assignment must be submitted through Canvas as a single file in PDF or JPEG format by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 20. Multiple submission attempts are allowed. However, only the latest submission will be marked. If the latest submission is after the deadline, it will receive a penalty as described below. Any assignment that is labelled LATE by Canvas will receive a penalty as described below. Assignments submitted within 24 hours after the deadline will receive a 5% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Monday, October 21 but before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 22 will receive a 10% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 22 but before 7:59 pm on Wednesday, October 23 will receive a 15% penalty. Assignments submitted after 7:59 pm on Wednesday, October 23 will NOT BE ACCEPTED and will receive a mark of zero. The solutions of the Assignment 2 will be discussed in the Tutorial on Wednesday, October 23.

Final Exam: Examination - 2 hours covering all aspects of the unit of study.

The University has authorised and mandated the use of text-based similarity detecting software Turnitin for all text-based written assignments.

There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Online Course Content: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Fibre-optic communication systems
Week 3 Enabling Technologies I
Week 4 Enabling Technologies II
Week 5 Enabling Technologies III
Week 6 SONET/SDH
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 7 Optical Layer
Week 8 Broadcast & Select Networks
Week 9 Access Networks
Week 10 Shared Access Networks
Week 11 Wavelength Routed Networks
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 12 Network Design
Week 13 Photonic Packet Switched Networks
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Engineering (Network) 2012
Computer Engineering (till 2010) 2010
Electrical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2012
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014, 2011
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications (till 2010) 2010
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2015, 2016
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2015, 2016
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Electrical) 2011, 2012
Master of Engineering (Power) 2011, 2012
Master of Engineering (Wireless) 2012
Master of Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of IT/Master of IT Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology (till 2014) 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Power) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Telecommunications) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Network) 2010, 2011, 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Power) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Telecommunications) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 4) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 4) No 7%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 4) No 46%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4) No 15.5%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 31.5%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.