RAE553 Signalling Systems and Protocols

Code RAE553
Name Signalling Systems and Protocols
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Jans Jeļinskis, Andris Skrastiņš, Ingrīda Lavrinoviča
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The rapid development of telecommunications branches required specialists, who would be able to analyse current situation, forecast development directions, make long-term responsible solutions about favourable signalling/protocol system selection. .
The course provides students with the necessary skills for working in the sphere of signalling and communications protocols. Aspects of compatibility, scalability and security are emphasized. Message formats, time and state diagrams of protocols are analysed. Work with protocol analysers in emulation environment provides students with necessary skills for solving problems and preparing for changes in configuration. .
Within the framework of the course, students are acquainted with fundamental telecommunications signallings and protocols, analyse its historical development with some essential drawbacks, expand their personal vision for future task solutions in future.
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To prepare professionals to work with telecommunications and signalling protocols. To provide skills to orient themselves in rapidly changing industry standards, recommendations and hardware products. To develop the skills to deal with the protocols, as well as the implementation and interoperability issues independently. To train specialists capable of signalling network alignment and modification.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to form, document, modify and apply telephone signalling and CCSS#7 and their subsystem messages. Skills of using the standardized documents for coding of subfields of signalling messages and procedures - Homework
To be able to navigate the distributive system of internal electronic switching (inter-unit) signaling documenting (DX200 example) - Audit of test works
To be able to select conformable protocol/ signalling after analysis of standards, recommendations and technical documentation - Test work
To be able to identify requirements of security needs and select protection tools - Homework
To be able to analyse troubleshoting in protocol/signalling - Laboratory work
To be able to plan and take the necessary steps to ensure the continuous operation of the protocol - Homework
To be able to evaluate potential benefits and drawbacks on changing of protocol version - Test work
To be able to document and reproduce protocol/ signalling state diagram and message formats - Homework
To be able to analyse and solve protocol compatability problems - Laboratory works
To be able to use emulation tools (test environment) for configuration preparation and distribution - Laboratory works
Course prerequisites Skills in Linux. The principal activity Cisco IOS environment.

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