Master of Engineering Program
Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University

Instructor

Instructor

Instructor

Dr.Sherif El-Kassas

Dr.Omar NAsr, Dr.Ahmed Hesham

Instructor

Network Security

Fundamentals of security and information assurance. Overview of the main concepts and technologies used in the area of cryptography and network security. Concepts, standards and protocols for mobile and wireless networks security. Intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, anomaly detection, network forensics, ethical and legal issues in information security. Overview of business issues of risk analysis and management of resources.

Ecp 611

Optical Fiber Access Networks

Local loop - Narrow band aggregation for E1- ISDN – BRI – PRI – SS7 - Frame relay. DSL Types - ADSL : modem technology – multiplexing – data rates - ADSL2 & ADSL2+ - SHDSL – VDSL & VDSL2 – DSLAM - Ethernet over copper. Wireless LAN : IEEE 802.11x standards (wifi) - 802.11 physical layer techniques : FHSS – DSSS – OFDM. Wireless personal area networks : Bluetooth, Ultra wideband, Fixed Wireless : LMDS & MMDS.

Ecp 609

Fixed Wireline and Wireless Access Systems

Local loop - Narrow band aggregation for E1- ISDN – BRI – PRI – SS7 - Frame relay. DSL Types - ADSL : modem technology – multiplexing – data rates - ADSL2 & ADSL2+ - SHDSL – VDSL & VDSL2 – DSLAM - Ethernet over copper. Wireless LAN : IEEE 802.11x standards (wifi) - 802.11 physical layer techniques : FHSS – DSSS – OFDM. Wireless personal area networks : Bluetooth, Ultra wideband, Fixed Wireless : LMDS & MMDS.

Ecp 608

Fundamentals of GSM standard, network structure - Physical layer fundamentals - Medium Access Layer fundamentals - Evolution to GPRS and EDGE. Fundamentals of CDMA access systems, and Third Generation standards - 3G, UMTS, communication system fundamentals, network structure - Physical layer fundamentals - Medium Access Layer fundamentals. Evolution to HSDPA and HSUPA - OFDM and OFDMA access systems - Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards - Network structure - Physical layer fundamentals - Medium Access Layer fundamentals.

Mobile Access Networks

Ecp 607

Satellite Communication Systems

Basic Principles – Satellite Dynamics - Orbital Parameters – Station Keeping – Basic Antenna Parameters – EM wave propagation in space. Noise – Modulation and Coding – Multiple Access Techniques - Link budget – Regulatory Aspects - Spatial Sector – Satellite Communication Equipment – Ground Stations. Antenna system, TT&C system – Telecom equipment – VSAT – Operation and management – Intelsat System – Satellite Systems for mobile communications.

Ecp 606

Microwave LOS Communication Systems

Basic Structure – Frequency Plan – General characteristics of microwave L.O.S communications transceivers – Antennas and Feeders - L.O.S EM wave propagation. Path clearance – Fading. Analogue and digital links : Signals – Modulation and Multiplexing – Noise – Distortion – Interference – Power and selective fading effects. Diversity Techniques - Quality and availabity objectives. Link budget – Link Operation and Management - Link Design and Engineering – Relevant ITU recommendations.

Ecp 605

Optical Fiber transmission Systems

Optical Fibers Systems Structures – EM wave propagation in OF – Attenuation - Dispersion. Types and specifications. Mechanical properties – Cables Splices and Connectors. Semiconductor Optical Sources & Transmitters : LED & LASERS, Types and Structures, power and spectral characteristics,modulation and modulation BW, ALC, Laser Module. Photodetectors and Receivers : PIN & APD responsivity. Bandwidth. Types of receivers – Receiver performance and sensitivity degradation. Transmission system architectures, design and performance. Multichannel OF systems - Optical Amplifiers – Dispersion Compensation – Long haul terrestrial and submarine systems engineering and relevant ITU-T recommendations.

Ecp 604

Telecommunication core networks

Building Blocks for NGN. IP Networks. IP Network Convergence – IPV4 – IPV6 - Local IP networks, Long IP networks, mobile IP networks. Global IP networks. Multiservice Networks : Origins of multiservice ATM – NG multiservice. ATM Switching – Multiprotocol Label Switching Networks Architecture – Frame mode and cell – mode MPLS. (MPLS) – Multiservice Core and Edge Switching – Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) – Multiservice Switching Platforms (MSPP). MPLS based VPN : Architecture – Operation – Deployment

Ecp 603

Fundamentals of telecommunication Networks

Ecp 602

Networking concepts, technologies and standards – Advanced design and analysis – Data transmission technologies – Telecom network architectures and standards, (LANs and WLANs) – Packet switching, Internet routing and architecture – TCP/IP – Network security – Advanced topics and mobile networks.

Basics of baseband and passband digital communication systems. OFDM fundamentals, advantages and disadvantages – Basics of MIMO technology and its use in modern wireless communication standards – Introduction to the concept of channel coding – Different types of coding techniques : linear, convolutional and turbo codes – Channel Models: typical urban (TU), 802.11 models, mobile TV channel models…etc. Different implementation flavors of communication receivers

Digital Communications

Ecp 601

Telecommunication Networks Track: Course Description