Course title: Communication Systems
Number of credits (ECTS): 6
Weekly number of classes: 3+1+1+0
Prerequisite for enrollment of the subject: Taken course: Switching and Routing
Course Goals (acquired competencies): Introduction to the principles of operation and design of optical links. Obtaining theoretical and practical knowledge of the components from which modern optical links and networks are built, hybrid optical-coaxial networks, digital subscriber lines, as well as practical knowledge for measuring their performance.
Total available number of classes: 180
Course Syllabus: Transmission characteristics of optical fiber, attenuation and dispersion. Light sources and receivers. Passive optical components (couplers, splitters, connectors, filters, bin-length multiplexers). Optical amplifiers. Noise and detection. Error probability. Optical switches. Design of optical communication systems. Wavelength Division Multipelxing (WDM and DWDM). Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Networks HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax), DOCSIS. Passive optical networks, GPON, NG-PON. FTTH – Fiber to the home: design and quality of services. xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technologies. VDSL, VDSL vectoring technology. Services deployment over xDSL.
|Joseph C. Palais||Fiber Optic Communications||Prentice Hall||2004|
|A.Shami, M.Maier, C.Assi||Broadband Access Networks, Technologies and Deployments||Springer Science||2009|
|Le Nguyen Binh||Optical Fiber Communication Systems with MATLAB and Simulink Models||CRC Press||2015|
|Shiva Kumar and M. Jamal Deen||Fiber Optic Communications Fundamentals and Applications||John Wiley & Sons||2014|