COM 401 is designed for engineers in protection, automation, systems integration, and communications and for consultants who specify, design, test, or use communications systems in operational technology (OT) applications. This course covers fundamental principles and usage of serial, radio, and Ethernet data communications employed in industrial and utility power systems. The course also covers fundamentals of major utility protocols, including DNP3, Modbus, Mirrored Bits communications, IEC 61850 GOOSE, and IEC 61850 MMS.
You will learn the terminology, concepts, and other information necessary to be knowledgeable in data communications. You will also learn the basic guidelines for the design, integration, and use of data communications equipment, protocols, and systems.
Please note that this is not a hands-on course. Exercises are performed either with pen and paper or as part of the class discussion.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
For hands-on experience with data communication protocols and equipment, please consider the following courses:
SYS 407: Software-Defined Networks
APP 3530: SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)
APP 3620: Sensible Cybersecurity Using the Ethernet Security Gateway
APP ICON: SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network
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A degree in electrical engineering or information technology or equivalent experience in data communications is required.
Please check the General Course Information page for what you should bring to class.