IS4926 Network Operating Centers

The course provides analytical background for implementing telecommunications management systems and integrating management infrastructure into the information grid design. It targets operations support for GIG, terrestrial, satellite, and mobile wireless network operation centers. The course combines classroom activities with research and design experience in telecommunication networks configuration, fault, and performance management. In the center of analytical work is the project-based study of management functions and information models for SNMP MIBs, TMN, and architectures. The advanced study issues include an introduction to knowledge-based management and intelligent agent technology. The applications target the needs of GIG operations, C4ISR networks management, Joint Experimentation, Fusion Centers, and Network Operation Centers environment. They employ features of LAN/WAN networks, ATM networks, PCS networks, satellite/wireless networks, UAV, HALO, and other platforms. During the course work, students will gain basic knowledge of several commercial telecommunications management systems used by the NOCs: Spectrum, HP Open View, Tivoli, Unicenter TNG, Micro Muse, etc. The classroom, studies, and projects teamwork are facilitated by the on-line distributed learning and shared electronic workspace environment.


IS3502, or consent of instructor.

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Quarter Offered

  • Winter


  1. An analytical background and hands-on experience with management systems and information management models for network operation - at the center of analytical work is a project-based study of management functions and information models for TMN architectures, SNMP management information bases (MIB), management agent platforms, and knowledge based management concepts.
  2. Designing maritime-land, fixed, mobile, UxS based, and man-packable Network Operations Center (OC) and their components - this is combined with experimentation work at the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX), including physical integration of NOC elements and monitoring of an ongoing experiment.