Network Performance and Applications


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained in the modules Stochastic Processes and Distributed Real Time Systems

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the network planning process, including the planning of backbone, distribution and access networks, and of the tools involved in this process.
  • Must have knowledge of network topologies and structural quality of service.
  • Must have knowledge of GIS data and handling of these.
  • Must have knowledge about localization techniques.
  • Must have knowledge about advanced queuing models, including matrix analytical and matrix exponential models


  • Must be able to understand simple and advanced traffic and queuing models, and apply these in analysis of real-life traffic systems.
  • Must be able to apply the knowledge of advanced traffic and queuing models in performance analysis based on simulation as well as analysis.
  • Must be able to create realistic traffic models, based on knowledge on the behavior of relevant components including users and applications and/or on knowledge of existing traffic.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge of network planning tools and methods in a concrete project of limited scale.


  • Must be able to select the appropriate queuing and traffic models to be used in the modeling of a specific system.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examNetwork Performance and Applications
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleNetværksperformance and applikationer
Module codeESNNDSK2K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design