Communication and Distributed Systems

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
B3B38KDS1 Z,ZK 6 4P+2L Czech
Jiří Novák (guarantor), Jan Holub
Jiří Novák (guarantor), Jan Sobotka
Department of Measurement

The course is devoted to the principles of communication in distributed systems (DS), both in common computer networks and in specialized networks for industrial control and in networks for the Internet of Things.

1. Introduction, basic concepts, ISO / OSI model

2. Systems with distributed parameters, physical channel (metallic, optical and radio) and its properties

3. Communication channel models (AWGN, BSC…), narrowband analog and digital modulation

4. Entropy of information source, source and channel coding, channel capacity

5. Codes for error detection and correction (groups and solids, linear and cyclic codes)

6. Information confidentiality, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, key distribution, certificates, digital signature

7. Types of data transmissions, multiplexing, methods of access control to shared media

8. Physical and logical topologies, ARQ methods, heterogeneous distributed systems

9. Industrial distributed systems (IDS), virtual field device, object directory…

10. Functional principles of IDS, typical applications and their solutions

11. Computer and LAN networks, functional principles, implementation of real-time functions, time synchronization

12. Wireless LANs and Internet of Things networks

13. TCP / IP family protocols, IP protocol, ARP, DHCP, ICMP, NAT,

14. Transport protocols of the TCP / IP, UDP, TCP, RTP family, data flow control, congestion control

Laboratory exercises will be focused on the practical acquisition of theoretical knowledge. They will require home preparation in the form of self-study, subsequent elaboration of a protocol evaluating the measured or otherwise obtained results, their agreement with theoretical assumptions and justifying any differences.

The credit project will focus on the practical implementation of data transmission with defined properties in the IP network environment.


Elaboration of laboratory tasks in the range of 2 hours per week, elaboration of a credit project in the range of approx. 25 hours, 2 semester tests, written exam

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Study materials:

Dordal, P.L .: An Introduction to Computer Networks, available to students in electronic form

Stallings, W .: Data and Computer Communications, Prentice Hall 2014

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Data valid to 2022-08-14
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