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Protocol engineering ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: K Parker

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: High-level language protocol implementation techniques including FSM implementation. Timer management. BCC generation. Concurrency issues. Retransmission queue management. Real-time constraints. Protocol specification and rapid prototyping systems: introduction and theory; SDL; LOTOS; CHILL; Estelle. Conformance testing: approaches to, and limitations of, conformance testing; the need for and requirements of a conformance standard; the CEPT NET-2 and ISO 8882 standards.

Assessment: Practical work: 100%