VTE-270 Telecommunications Systems

Course Description: Students will be familiarized with the various types of telecommunication systems used in the industry.  These include the basic elements in a telecom system, transmission medium types, common switching operations, types of broadcast systems, spread spectrum modulation, computer network (wired and wireless), and the operating principles of satellite systems.

  • This course also meets PLO #(s) 3 & 4 of  ET AAS program.
  • Prerequisite Course: VEE 240 Signal Processing

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1.  Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
  3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Build electronics project to a given specification.
  5. Practice a career in the Telecom Industry
  6. Troubleshoot microwave, fiber optic, radio communication and telephone system

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic fundamentals of a telecom system.
  2. Describe the various types of connection links used by industry for telecommunication system worldwide.
  3. Describe the common switching operations found in the telecommunications industry.
  4. Describe the different types of broadcast systems commonly used by industry and government.
  5. Define spread spectrum modulation and describe its general purpose and its applications.
  6. Describe the basic operating principles of wired, wireless computer network and satellite system.

SLO

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  1. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:

The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Describe the basic fundamentals of a telecom system.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 List common terminology in telecommunication

 

Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

1.2 Discuss perations of the basic element in telecom
system

1.3 Discuss the limiting factors in telecom system

General SLO 2: Describe the various types of connection links used by industry for telecommunication system worldwide


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Discuss main category of connection links

Quizzes and written test.

2.2 Compare physical and atmospherical link

2.3 Discuss types of links

2.4 Differentiate types of linkages

General SLO 3:  Describe the common switching operations found in the telecommunication industry.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Discuss switching and exchange

Quizzes and written test.

3.2 Identify four methods of switching: Circuit
Switching, Message Switching, Packet Switching, and Combined Switching

3.3 Discuss asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)
Switching

General SLO 4: Describe the different types of broadcast systems commonly used by industry and government.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Discuss the purpose and role of a broadcast system

 

Quizzes and written test.

4.2 Enumerate types of broadcast systems: television
and radio

4.3 Discuss global positioning system (GPS)

General SLO 5: Define spread spectrum modulation and describe its general purpose and its applications.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Discuss the purpose of spread spectrum modulation.

Quizzes and written test.

5.2 Identify the benefits and the different techniques of
spread spectrum modulation.

5.3 Describe PN sequence generation.

5.4 Describe the need and process for synchronization
and preamble in spread spectrum systems

General SLO 6: Describe the basic operating principles of wired, wireless computer network and satellite system.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Define the term "network"

Quizzes and written test.

6.2 Describe LANs, WANs, and MANs in their common configurations.

6.3 Identify common components and topologies networks

6.4 Explain the benefits of wireless networks.

6.5 Describe satellite telecommunications systems including satellite types and capabilities.

6.6 Discuss advantages and disadvantages of satellite radio.

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to telecommunication
  2. Connection Link
  3. Introduction to Network Switching
  4. Broadcast Systems
  5. Spread spectrum modulation Information system

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  1. Computer Aided Instruction
  2. Practical/Experimentation
  3. Lecture/Demonstration

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
NIDA Corporation. (2005). Telecommunication Systems. Melborne, FL: NIDA Corporation publishing or latest edition.

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
NIDA student resource package.

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST
None

EVALUATION
Student in telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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