RDE419 Fibre Optic Transmission Systems

Code RDE419
Name Fibre Optic Transmission Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Ģirts Ivanovs, Vjačeslavs Bobrovs, Sandis Spolītis, Jurģis Poriņš, Uģis Seņkāns
Credit points 5.0 (7.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Topics covered include FOTS element classification, optical fibre, cables, manufacturing, parameter system, loss mechanism, optical connections, optical waveguide electrodynamics, irradiating and receiving modules, multiplexers, demultiplexers, parameter measurements, optical sensors. International standards related to optical communication systems are discussed. Students are prepared both for practical work with optical elements and further studies at doctoral study programmes..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to acquire theoretical knowledge of fibre optic communication lines (FOCS) and to develop practical skills necessary to carry out calculations for FOCS design. Objectives of the course: to enable students to make optical measurements and to assess the results competently, to draw conclusions; to acquire knowledge of optical element application in telecommunications networks, demonstrating their role in different problem-solving situations.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to solve all the assigned tasks using the knowledge gained, to demonstrate knowledge of optical line operating and design principles, as well as to carry out measurements of optical parameters in communication systems. Students are able to use study material and scientific literatu - Criteria: students are able to demonstrate their knowledge of different issues related to communication systems; to identify the use of FOTS in telecommunications networks, recognizing their role and importance. Exam, tests, seminars.
Course prerequisites Students are required to have knowledge of the theory of direct transmission systems and transmission systems, as well as in mathematics and physics at the bachelor level.

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