TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFETY, SECURITY, AND INFOMOBILITY

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Code
90452
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION (LM-26) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing the basics of radio communication principles and a functional description of latest generation radio mobile systems with particular focus on their application in infomobility data management. Localization technologies are investigated and compared, both terrestrial and satellite based. Sensors technologies for traffic monitoring are described together with their application within complex system for smart mobility and transport infrastructure monitoring and management. RFID, Bluetooth, and NFC technologies are described for their use in logistics applications.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at giving the students basic insights of radio communications, either terrestrial and satellite, necessary to evaluate possible technical options for soving specific problems related to transportation and productions needs. The major outcome is to let students achieve necessary autonomy in comparing different solutions, analyse pros and cons of alternative choices, have a view on technological trends of ICT applications to the domains of interest.

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be based on frontal lessons for the theoretical introduction (initial part of the course) followed by slide presentation about international case studies (final part of the course)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course will focus on:

Introduction to Information Theory: definition of a digital Information Source, Entropy, Coding

Introduction to digital representation and transmission of Source symbols: duality Time-Frequency, Carrier modulation, symbol interval, noise sensitivity

Introduction to channel protection: Forward Error Correction (FEC), Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ), additive and bursty noise

Introduction to Radio Frequency signals: Path attenuation, Beam width, muti-path attenuation, rain attenuation, Inter Symbolic Interference (ISI), radio coverage

2G/3G/4G standards: radio access, traffic rate, authentication, Hand-over, performances

Bluetooth, RFID, NFC standards

IoT in transportation: sensors for traffic flow analysis, for vehicle detection and classification, for passenger security, for autonomous guide

Case study analysis

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Notes and slides will cover entirely the contents and will be made available to students at conclusion of every explained argument on the Teams channel or through dowload from:

http://www.dsp.dist.unige.it/Teachings/Telecommunication for Transport Systems

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

IGOR BISIO (President)

ANDREA SCIARRONE

FABIO LAVAGETTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be based on frontal lessons for the theoretical introduction (initial part of the course) followed by slide presentation about international case studies (final part of the course)

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The course can be passed through a test at the end of the semester or in regular sessions after the semester conclusion, based on a written test optionally followed by an oral exam. The oral exam, optional to the choice of the student, can increase or decrease the mark of the written test of up to 3 points.

The written test will consist preferably of a list of questions with multiple choice with or without a request of a short motivation of the answer. Each correct answer will provide positive contribution to the final mark, incorrect answers will give negative contribution, not answered answer will not contribute to the mark. 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Learning will be assessed by verifying the correct understanding of the physical mechanisms at the basis of radio communciation, a clear view of the communication protocols supporting digital wireless networks, management of traffic resources, data compression and protection, user authentication, main performances of different technologies. 

Verification will be based on a questionnaire either consisting of multiple choice questions or yes/no answer followed by text explanation.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/02/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
22/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
13/07/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto