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Reviews fundamental technical concepts and terminology in telecommunications. Topics of focus include: decibels, noise analysis, transmission lines, electronic signals, radio spectrum characteristics, link budgets, AM modulation, angle modulation, digital modulation, multiplexing, sampling and digital encoding, detection, and similar physical layer concepts. Systems for analysis include CATV, cellular wireless, WLAN, satellite systems, internet networking and related voice and data networks.
Students will have an opportunity to test out of the class during the first week of the semester. Note that the success rate is less than 20%. It is expected that students will take this course in their first year.
dBs, Noise and Link Budgets
AM, SSB, FM
Digital Communications and Coding
Antennas and Propagation
WAN Radio Systems
Community Antenna Television (Cable TV)
Fiber Optic Systems
Provide an in-depth investigation of fundamental telecommunications concepts and terminology. The course quickly reviews the physical layer concepts used for voice and data communications common to all modern telecommunication networks. This is followed by application of these concepts to the structure and operation of communication systems. Topics range from the structure and operation of such telecommunication systems as the internet, the PSTN and wireless systems.. In addition to the technology, the ability to communicate thoughts and ideas via the written word is critical for scholastic and business success. As a result, this course includes an objective to improve the students writing ability through practice.
TLEN 5300: Telecommunications Theory and Applications is a prerequisite for students without an engineering background.
Some students have successfully taken TLEN5300 concurrent with TLEN5310, but it takes considerable effort. If these two courses are taken concurrently, it is strongly recommended that the student work with the instructor to accelerate completion of the TLEN5300 so that essential concepts are mastered before they are needed in TLEN5310.
If an education officer (EO) is indicated as “required” above, you will need an EO to proctor exams for the course. An EO cannot be a student's relative, friend, coworker, or someone who works for the student. The EO address must be a business address. Provide, change, or update your EO information by completing the EO Information Update form. To ensure we have the most updated EO information, you must provide the EO information every semester – even if it is the same EO.
For those able to come to campus, CAETE provides free proctoring services. Contact us at 303-492-6331 or email@example.com to schedule an exam appointment.
If you have any questions regarding who qualifies to be an EO, see EO information or contact CAETE.
Beasley and Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, 9th ed., 2008, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13:978-0132251136. (can be purchased at the CU Book Store 303 492-3444 or 800-255-9168).
Internet and e-mail access required. Students will access course materials using CULearn. Go to CULearn.colorado.edu for logon information and browser settings.
Meeting Days Legend: Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), Thursday (R), Friday (F), Saturday (S), Sunday (U)
Summer Terms: M = Maymester, A = 1st 5 weeks, B= 2nd 5 weeks, C = 8 weeks, D= 10 weeks
Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.
|Fall 2013||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECCS 1B12||Cook, C|
|Spring 2013||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECEE 283||Cook, C|
|Fall 2012||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECEE 283||Cook, C|
|Spring 2012||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECEE 283||Cook, C|
|Fall 2011||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECEE 283||Cook, C|