Cable Communications Technology

Cable Communications Technology

by Eugene R. Bartlett

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ISBN-13: 9780071457811
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

About the Authorv
Acknowledgmentsvi
Prefacevii
Chapter 1Introduction to Cable Communications Systems1
Objectives2
1.1Cable Television History2
1.2Changes in Plant Design and Development8
1.3Changes in CATV Regulations and Requirements29
Summary36
Questions37
Problems38
Chapter 2Coaxial Cable Systems and Networks39
Objectives40
2.1Introduction40
2.2The Cable Distribution Plant47
2.3System Testing/Proof of Performance75
Summary81
Questions82
Problems83
Chapter 3Headends and Signal Processing85
Objectives86
3.1The Headend86
3.2Headend Electronic Equipment96
3.3Headend Powering and Monitoring102
3.4Satellite Systems106
3.5Microwave Systems Applications117
Summary129
Questions130
Problems130
Chapter 4Fiber-Optic Technology in Cable Systems133
Objectives134
4.1Introduction134
4.2Fiber-Optic Trunking and Cable Television Applications153
4.3Fiber-Optic Construction and Installations165
4.4Aerial Electronic Equipment172
Summary178
Questions179
Problems179
Chapter 5Digital Technology and Cable System Applications181
Objectives182
5.1A Short History of Digital Communications182
5.2Present Data Communications Systems193
5.3Telephone Systems and Digital Technology202
5.4Digital Video and HDTV217
Summary230
Questions232
Problems232
Chapter 6Subscriber Installation and Terminal Devices235
Objectives236
6.1The Subscriber Drop236
6.2Subscriber Converters255
Summary264
Questions265
Problems266
Chapter 7Cable Plant Testing and Maintenance Procedures267
Objectives268
7.1Instruments and Measurements268
7.2Cable System Tests and Measurements279
7.3Headend and Hub Testing292
7.4Fiber-Optic Plant294
7.5Digital Signal Testing300
7.6Typical System Problems and Solutions306
Summary324
Questions326
Problems327
Chapter 8Cable System Network Design Considerations329
Objectives330
8.1Types of Cable Communication Networks330
8.2Optical-Fiber Applications342
8.3The Interconnect Process352
Summary355
Questions357
Appendix AProof and Discussion of Pertinent Equations359
Appendix BTransmission Line Calculations367
Appendix CCoaxial Cable System Powering371
Appendix DBroadband Noise Combining373
Appendix ECascaded Amplifier Theory375
Appendix FAnswers to Odd-Numbered Problems383
Glossary385
References389
Index391

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