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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 a proctor is indicated as “required” above, you will need an appropriate person to proctor exams/quizzes for the course. Examples of an appropriate person to proctor your exams/quizzes are your supervisor/manager, an education/training or personnel official in your company, or a librarian. The proctor may not be a friend, relative, or co-worker. The proctor’s address must be a business address. More detailed information about proctors is available on our Exam/Quiz Proctor page.
For those able to come to campus, CAETE provides free proctoring services.
Contact us at 303-492-6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a test appointment or if you have questions.
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 2014||08:00 AM - 09:15 AM||WF||ECCS 1B12||Cook, C|
|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|