COURSE NAME:Maintenance and Fundamentals of Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Networks for Marine Applications


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Design of circuits making up the blocks in a communication system. Examples of such blocks are tuned amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, phase shifters and detectors. Communications systems considered are wireless transceivers, AM, FM and TV. Use of the PLL will be dis-cussed.

  • The objective of the course can be summarized as the following:
  • Discuss the differences among various communications technologies used in advanced transportation management information systems
  • Describe the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model and how it is used to define telecommunications technologies and protocols
  • Explain the fundamentals of data, voice, and video communications




Module  1. Introduction to Telecommunications and ITS

  • Telecommunications and ITS
  • What Is Telecom Used for in ITS?
  • National ITS Architecture and Applications to ATMS
  • Telecommunications and ATMS Applications
  • Macroscopic View of Area-Wide Telecommunications
  • So Now What? SE Process
  • Fundamental Elements of a Telecommunications Network
  • OSI Model
  • Host Devices and Terminal Equipment
  • Last-Mile Telecom Services

Module  2. Physical Communications Media

  • Physical Media (OSI Layer 1)
  • Twisted Pair Copper Services
  • Twisted Pair Cable
  • Optical Fiber
  • Optical Fiber Testng
  • End-To-End Tests
  • OTDR Tests
  • OTDR Setup
  • OTDR Outputs
  • System Documentation
  • Chromatic and Polarization Mode Dispersion
  • Wireless Radio Systems

Module  3. Transmission of Communications Signals

  • What Is Electronic Communication?
  • Analog and Digital
  • State of Practices
  • Digitizing the Analog Signal
  • Analog/Digital Signal Conversion
  • Transmission Modes
  • Signal Properties
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Managing the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • U.S. Frequency Allocations
  • Channel (Frequency Band)
  • Bandwidth
  • Analog Modulation
  • Angle Modulation
  • Voice (Analog) Transmission
  • Two Transmission Techniques
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  • Multiplexing

Module  4. Data Networks and Data Communication Protocols

  • Data Communication Networks
  • Standards
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • LAN Topology
  • LAN Access Method
  • LAN Method
  • LAN Equipment
  • Repeaters
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Gateway
  • Wireline and Wireless LANs
  • Ethernet
  • Brief History of the Ethernet
  • Example of Layer Encapsulation
  • Ethernet Frame Assembly
  • Ethernet Addresses and MAC Addresses
  • Ethernet Medium Access Control
  • Network Wiring
  • Hub vs Switch
  • Full Duplex Ethernet
  • Physical Layer Limitations
  • Ethernet Switching and IP Routing
  • Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
  • Ethernet over SONET/ATM
  • Basic Ethernet Components
  • Ethernet Switching Network
  • Error Control
  • TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP and the Internet
  • OSI Layering vs TCP/IP Layering
  • Wireless LANS – IEEE 802.11 (WiFi)
  • Microwave Radio Systems
  • Satellite
  • Cellular Mobile Radio
  • GSM Wireless Technologies
  • Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
  • Wide (Metropolitan) Area Networks
  • Wireless Systems: Wide-area and Short-range
  • Guidelines When Considering
  • Telecommunications Technologies for ATMIS


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