The Communications Facility Design Handbook

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Overview

The responsibilities of the system engineer are many and varied, especially as they relate to facility design and construction. Successful execution of these responsibilities requires an understanding of the underlying technologies, the applicable quality standards, and the proper methods for achieving them. The Communications Facility Design Handbook is dedicated to providing and supporting that understanding. It examines the tasks and functions of the system engineer and establishes a foundation for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining audio, video, computer, and radio frequency systems and facilities.

Unique in its scope and its approach, The Communications Facility Design Handbook describes the important steps required to take a project from basic design to installation and completion. From the fundamental principles of electronics to details on wiring, from budget analysis to safety considerations, this is your one-stop reference for planning, building, renovating, and operating all types of electronics facilities.

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A California-based technical writer with a quarter-century experience in the electronics industry, Whitaker strives here to establish a foundation for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining audio, video, computer, and radio frequency systems and facilities. He explains to system engineers the underlying technologies and the applicable quality standards and methods for achieving them, discussing such aspects as the fundamentals of electronics, analog and digital circuits, wiring practices, and safety considerations. He includes an extensive glossary, unfortunately buried as the penultimate chapter and lacking pronunciation guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849309083
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/27/2000
  • Series: Electronics Handbook Series , #8
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

ELECTRONICS FUNDAMENTALS
Introduction
Electrical Fundamentals
Electronic Circuits
Static Electricity
Magnetism
Passive Circuit Components
Active Circuit Components
MODULATION SYSTEMS
Introduction
Amplitude Modulation
Frequency Modulation
Pulse Modulation
Spread Spectrum
ANALOG AND DIGITAL CIRCUITS
Introduction
Single-Stage Transistor/FET Amplifier
Operational Amplifiers
Digital Circuits
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Introduction
The System Engineer
The Project Team
Budget Requirements Analysis
Electronic System Design
Facility Design
Technical Documentation
Professional Association Directory
FACILITY CONSTRUCTION ISSUES
Introduction
Facility Grounding
AC Power Distribution and Control
Equipment Rack Enclosures and Devices
Equipment Cooling
WIRING PRACTICES
Introduction
Electrical Properties of Conductors
Coaxial Cable
Equipment Interconnection Issues
Computer Networks
Optical Cable
Cabling Hardware
Cabling Connectors
SYSTEM RELIABILITY
Introduction
Disaster Preparedness Issues
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Introduction
Electric Shock
Operating Hazards
Management Responsibility
DICTIONARY
REFERENCE DATA AND TABLES
Standard Units
Standard Prefixes
Common Standard Units
Conversion Reference Data
Reference Tables
International Standards and Constants

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