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The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals' Reference, 3rd Edition, Volume 2

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Volume 2 of TERB 3ed covers the convergence of telephony and data transport, including wireless networks. Now that data is becoming the predominant source of traffic more efficient multiplexing schemes and more flexible control methods are needed in the transport network, such as giving the customer the ability to call for bandwidth on demand. With the development of control methods for switched data services it is now recognised that improved ways to control the transport network are possible and standards initiatives are taking place to establish and improve the network control layer. Detailed explanation of propagation in wireless and optical fibre systems requires a substantial amount of mathematics, also covered in this volume. For each of the math chapters there is an explanation of why the mathematics is important, where it is applied and references to other chapters.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Contributors
  8. Part 1
    1. 1 Voice Transmission
      1. Speech-Coding Principles
      2. Pulse Code Modulation
      3. Multiplexing
      4. Transmission Performance
      5. Resources
    2. 2 Data Transmission
      1. Introduction
      2. Data Transmission Basics
      3. Transmission Performance
      4. Timing and Synchronization
      5. Trends in Data Transmission
      6. Resources
    3. 3 Digital Video Transmission
      1. Digital Representation of Video
      2. Raw Digital Video: Motivation for Compression
      3. Compression Overview
      4. Spatial, Temporal, and Statistical Redundancy
      5. Structure of the Coded Information
      6. Video Transport over the Internet
      7. Countering Loss Effects
      8. Conclusions
      9. References
    4. 4 Coding
      1. The Need for Error Control Coding
      2. Principles of ECC
      3. Block Coding
      4. Interleaved and Concatenated Codes
      5. Cyclic Codes
      6. Convolutional Codes
      7. Turbo and LDPC Codes
      8. Lattice and Trellis Codes
      9. Space-Time Codes
      10. Encryption
      11. Spread-Spectrum Systems
      12. References
  9. Part 2 Transmission Media
    1. 5 Optical Fibers
      1. Introduction
      2. The Structure and Physics of an Optical Fiber
      3. Material Characteristics of Fibers—Losses
      4. Material Characteristics of Fibers—Dispersion
      5. Multimode Fibers
      6. Single-Mode Fibers
      7. Special Single-Mode Fibers
      8. Special Fibers
      9. Nonlinear Optical Effects in Fibers
      10. Future Evolution of Optical Fiber Communications
      11. References
    2. 6 Optical Fiber Transmission
      1. Introduction
      2. Single-Channel Transmission
      3. Wavelength Division Multiplexing
      4. Amplification in Optical Systems
      5. Amplifier Noise in Optical Systems
      6. Bit Error Rate
      7. Chromatic Dispersion: System Implications
      8. Chromatic Dispersion: Mitigation
      9. Polarization Mode Dispersion
      10. Nonlinear Optical Transmission
      11. Modulation Formats
      12. Forward Error Correction
      13. System Design and Implementation
      14. Conclusion
      15. Resources
    3. 7 Electromagnetic Waves
      1. Fundamental Laws of Electromagnetism
      2. Generation of the Electromagnetic Waves
      3. Reception of the Electromagnetic Waves
      4. The Space Wave
      5. The Sky Wave
      6. Ground Waves and Surface Waves
      7. References
    4. 8 Radio Wave Propagation
      1. Introduction
      2. The Radio Frequency Spectrum
      3. Free-Space Propagation
      4. The Propagation Medium
      5. Low-and Medium-Frequency Ground Waves
      6. High-Frequency Sky Wave Propagation
      7. Terrestrial Line-of-Site Propagation
      8. Over-the-Horizon Transmissions
      9. Propagation for Satellite Communications
      10. Conclusion
      11. References
      12. Resources
    5. 9 Antennas
      1. Types of Antenna
      2. Basic Properties
      3. Generic Antenna Types
      4. Adaptive Arrays
      5. Reflective Antenna Types
      6. Satellite Antennas for Telemetry, Tracking, and Command
      7. References
  10. Part 3 Network Technologies
    1. 10 Synchronous Optical Networks and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
      1. Introduction
      2. SONET and SDH: Similarities and Differences
      3. The Basis of SONET and SDH
      4. SDH Standards
      5. Control and Management
      6. SDH-Based Networks
      7. Conclusion
    2. 11 Next Generation Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
      1. Introduction
      2. Concatenation
      3. Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme
      4. Generic Framing Procedure
      5. Conclusion
      6. Resources
    3. 12 Legacy Packet-Switched Data Overlay Networks
      1. Introduction to WAN Services
      2. Overlay Network Concepts
      3. Frame Relay Services
      4. X.25 Services
      5. Asynchronous Transfer Mode
      6. Commercial ATM/Frame Relay Services Example
      7. ISDN Basic Rate and Primary Rate
      8. Future Trends
      9. References
    4. 13 Multiprotocol Label Switching
      1. Introduction
      2. The MPLS Architecture
      3. Signaling
      4. Traffic Engineering
      5. MPLS Virtual Private Networks
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    5. 14 Next Generation Ethernet
      1. Introduction
      2. What Is Carrier-Grade Ethernet?
      3. Ethernet Service Framework
      4. Operations, Administration, and maintenance
      5. The Evolution of Ethernet
      6. Protection Mechanisms
      7. Synchronous Ethernet
      8. Next Generation Ethernet Transmission
      9. Conclusion
      10. References
  11. List of Acronyms
  12. Index