Cable Communications Technology

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 15, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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Cable is now as much in the broadband business as it is television. This book explains the fundamentals of coaxial cable technology and the DSP that controls it, along with the cable modem and voice over IP technology now drastically changing the cable operators’ business. Aimed at working engineers and technicians, it can also be used a textbook for the a basic cable communications course in a 2 year tech program.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Cable Communications Systems
1
Chapter 2 Coaxial Cable Systems and Networks
39
Chapter 3 Headends and Signal Processing
85
Chapter 4 FiberOptic Technology in Cable Systems
133
Chapter 5 Digital Technology and Cable System Applications
181
Chapter 6 Subscriber Installation and Terminal Devices
235
Chapter 7 Cable Plant Testing and Maintenance Procedures
267
Chapter 8 Cable System Network Design Considerations
329
Coaxial Cable System Powering
371
Broadband Noise Combining
373
Cascaded Amplifier Theory
375
Answers to OddNumbered Problems
383
Glossary
385
References
389
Index
391
Instructors Manual for Cable Communications Technology
401

Proof and Discussion of Pertinent Equations
359
Transmission Line Calculations
367

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Eugene R. Bartlett has a bachelor's and master's degrees from Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Bartlett is a Professional Engineer and holds an FCC Radio Broadcast License. After graduation, Mr. Bartlett was on the research staff at Northeastern University and an assistant professor teaching engineering courses. In 1971 Mr. Bartlett started his own business of marine electronics, radio, and television sales and service and formed the Nantucket Cablevision Corporation. Mr. Bartlett and his partners later formed Bay Cable Affiliates; the company designed and built modern cable television systems that served many Massachusetts communities. When the last system was sold, Mr. Bartlett continued to perform consulting services. Following a move to Florida, Mr. Bartlett returned to teaching and taught communication courses at ITT Technical Institute. Mr. Bartlett accepted a faculty position at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, as a Professor of Engineering and Technology, teaching courses in communications systems, and continuing as an Adjunct Professor of Engineering Technology.

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