Performance and Reliability Analysis of Communication Networks


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The students must have insight in:

  • Layering architecture and impact of lower layers on higher layers performance
  • Cellular networks, including cellular architectures, frequency reuse and resource management
  • Reliability concepts and analysis
  • Traffic modelling including heavy tailored behavior
  • Queueing models
  • Information theory
  • Discrete event simulation


The students must be able to

  • having understanding of different network architectures
  • Apply probabilistic models to reliability analysis of a distributed system
  • apply simple and advanced traffic and queuing models, in performance analysis of real-life traffic systems
  • Develop a discrete event simulator for performance assessment of a distributed system


The students must be able to:

  • select the appropriate reliability, queuing and traffic models to be used in the modeling of a specific system, analyse them and apply
  • design an abstract communication system chain and protocol stack, and justify the design choices in relation to the intended use case

Type of instruction

As described in §17



Name of examPerformance and Reliability Analysis of Communication Networks
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleYdeevne og pålidelighedsanalyse af kommunikationsnetværk
Module codeESNNDSK1K3
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
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design