The Communications Facility Design Handbook

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The responsibilities of the system engineer are many and varied, espec ially as they relate to facility design and construction. Successful e xecution of these responsibilities requires an understanding of the un derlying technologies, the applicable quality standards, and the prope r methods for achieving them. The Communications Facility Design Handb ook is dedicated to providing and supporting that understanding. It ex amines the tasks and functions of the system engineer and establishes a foundation for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining aud io, video, computer, and radio frequency systems and 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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849309083
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • 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

Electrical Fundamentals
Electronic Circuits
Static Electricity
Passive Circuit Components
Active Circuit Components
Amplitude Modulation
Frequency Modulation
Pulse Modulation
Spread Spectrum
Single-Stage Transistor/FET Amplifier
Operational Amplifiers
Digital Circuits
The System Engineer
The Project Team
Budget Requirements Analysis
Electronic System Design
Facility Design
Technical Documentation
Professional Association Directory
Facility Grounding
AC Power Distribution and Control
Equipment Rack Enclosures and Devices
Equipment Cooling
Electrical Properties of Conductors
Coaxial Cable
Equipment Interconnection Issues
Computer Networks
Optical Cable
Cabling Hardware
Cabling Connectors
Disaster Preparedness Issues
Electric Shock
Operating Hazards
Management Responsibility
Standard Units
Standard Prefixes
Common Standard Units
Conversion Reference Data
Reference Tables
International Standards and Constants

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