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Module Description: Telecommunications Systems

Hours of Instruction: 80 hours
Module Length: 10 days (not including labs)
Required Textbooks:

Jeffrey S. Beasley and Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication
William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications

This module is designed to provide an overview of public and private telecommunications systems, fundamentals of traffic engineering, switching, and transmission signaling. Topics include information theory, channel capacity, media characteristics, Fourier analysis and frequency domain analysis, modulation, electromagnetic wave propagation, personal communication systems, modems and interfaces, digital and analog transmission systems, and emerging technologies.

Module Objectives:

Students should be able to accomplish the following after attending this module:

  • Explain the function and service provided by each component within a telecommunications systems model.
  • Describe basic transport signals, multiplexing, timing-frequency coordination and transmission media characteristics.
  • Understand the differences between circuit and store and forward switching.
  • Identify the levels of control in a telecommunications subsystems and networks to include control measures such as: in and out of band signaling, common channel, per channel, associated and non-associated signaling.
  • Understand the functions and operations of network access and termination and the equipment used to accomplish this task.
  • Recognize telecommunications network vulnerabilities and be able to apply appropriate security, avoidance, or spread spectrum techniques to protect communications from cyber attacks, jamming, or other interference.

Module Outline:

  • Session 1: Transmission Fundamentals
  • Session 2: Transmission Media
  • Session 3: Data Transmission
  • Session 4: Signal Encoding
  • Session 5: Modulation
  • Session 6: Communication Techniques
  • Session 7: Multiplexing
  • Session 8: Spread Spectrum
  • Session 9: Video and Multimedia Transmission




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    The 442d Signal Battalion provides quality, standards-based training and education across all training domains IOT develop signal leaders with the competence, confidence and agility to employ command and control systems in support of full spectrum operations.
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    The 442d Signal Battalion effectively leverages all LOOs (Training Development, Training Execution and Team Building) in order to apply synergistic effects on the development and execution of quality, standards-based, training and education that produces signal leaders who.
  • Warrior Ethos
    Embody the Warrior Ethos and the 7 Army Values.
  • Command and Control
    Are confident in their ability to build and lead teams
  • Tactical Operations
    Are tactically and technically competent in the employment of command and control systems within a JIIM environment ISO Full Spectrum Operations.
  • Critical Role
    Understand their critical role as lifelong learners and trainers across all training domains - Institutional, Operational and Self Development.
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    Have the mental agility to operate across the full spectrum of conflict
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