Chair of
Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Kaup

Communication Networks

Lecturer:Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Kaup
Tutor:Dr.-Ing. Thomas Richter
Lecture language:German
Time Lecture:Tue 16:15-17:45 H6*
Time Supplements:Thu 16:15-17:45 H12*
Credit Points:5 ECTS
Hours (Lecture):2
Hours (Exercise):2

All data marked with a * are directly imported from UnivIS


The lecture gives an introduction to fundamental concepts and mechanisms of digital communication networks. After explanation of some basic terms we first introduce hierarchical structuring of networks leading to the OSI reference model. Subsequent to discussion of data transmission from point to point, data link protocols for error-free transmission are discussed, especially forward error control and ARQ protocols. Protocols for multiple access control follow, among them ALOHA protocols, strategies to detect and resolve collisions, carrier sensing, as well as token passing principles. Subsequently, fundamental routing algorithms are explained. After an introduction into queuing theory, the lecture gives an overview of the internet protocol suite TCP/IP as important system example and closes with an analysis of multimedia networks.

Organisational Issues

Lecture: Tue 04:15 pm - 05:45 pm; Room H6; Start: Tue, 17.10.2017 at 04:15 pm
Supplements: Thu 04.15 pm - 05.45 pm; Room H12

Time Table

Tue 16:15-17:45 (H6)Thu 16:15-17:45 (H12)
17.10.17 L 19.10.17 -
24.10.17 L 26.10.17 -
31.10.17 L 02.11.17 -
07.11.17 L 09.11.17 S
14.11.17 L 16.11.17 S
21.11.17 L 23.11.17 S
28.11.17 L 30.11.17 S
05.12.17 L 07.12.17 S
12.12.17 L 14.12.17 S
19.12.17 L 21.12.17 S
09.01.18 L 11.01.18 S
16.01.18 L 18.01.18 S
23.01.18 L 25.01.18 S
30.01.18 L 01.02.18 S
06.02.18 L 08.02.18 S

L = Lecture, S = Supplements


The lecture slides are available here (StudOn).


Corresponding slides are available here(StudOn).

Access Data

You need a StudOn account to download the slides. The PDF files are additionally protected. The corresponding password will be given in the first lecture.


The exam usually takes place at the beginning of the semester break. The exact date is set by the examination office. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. A summary (one DIN A4 page, two-sided, hand-written) and a non-programmable calculator can be used for support in the exam. Computer-generated summaries are not permitted.