TRN553 - Transmission Theory

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Subject Title
Transmission Theory

Subject Description
The channel is the link connecting a transmitter to a receiver, and is the place where most problems occur in communication systems. This course is about the channel or transmission line. Students are introduced to transmission (Tx) line fundamentals, beginning with electromagnetic (EM) wave concepts and Tx line behaviour. Characteristics and associated hardware for typical Tx line types and their application are explored. A detailed introduction to microwave technology, antennas, and fiber optics is provided. Laboratory experiments are closely keyed to lecture material, demonstrating Tx line characterization using a variety of techniques. Students will gain hands on experience with industry standard equipment, including performing fusion splicing of optical fibers and optical fiber testing with an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).

A course fee covers the cost of lab compnents and an EXFO Industry Certification exam.  Please see http://www.exfo.com/training

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Electronics Engineering Technology - (EET)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe physical underpinnings of EM waves and propagation (terrestrial and within circuits).

2. Describe, predict and measure electrical characteristics of circuit and transmission (Tx) lines at high frequencies.

3. Calculate and measure Tx line characteristics using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR), Smith charts, RF network analyzers and other techniques.

4. Compare theoretical and measured characteristics and account for differences.

6. Design, build and test impedance matching circuits.

7. Diagram and explain fiber optic system components, techniques and principles.

8. Perform fiber optic fusion splicing and testing with an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).

9. Describe, compare and contrast Tx components and methods, including wired line, optical fiber, antennas and microwave waveguides.

9. Calculate and simulate operational parameters for a variety of Tx line types.

10. Design and build simple antennas; predict radiation pattern and measure RF network analyzer characteristics.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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