Introduction to Communications Networks

Course #CY3100

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


The purpose of this course is to develop literacy and familiarity with the technologies, techniques, and systems that provide the physical communications and point-to-point communications control upon which all communications networks are based. Physical layer topics include concepts in signals, information, analog and digital signals, signal corruption, signal reception, binary and non-binary data communications, communications channels, and radio communications concepts, IEEE standards 802.11 and 802.16, network interface controllers, switches, repeaters, multiplexers, antennas, A/D & D/A converters, and vocoders. Datalink layer concepts include connection vs. connectionless oriented, packet vs. circuit mode, error control, flow control, synchronization, framing, logical link control, media access control, Ethernet, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), and High-level Data Link Control (HDLC). Emphasis is on military communications systems to include Link 16, DSCS, Milstar, and WNW. Prerequisites: None.

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  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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