Course detail

Transmission Media

FEKT-BKC-PRMAcad. year: 2023/2024

Transmission media, metallic and optical cables. Basic assembly priciples. Wave propagation in transmission media. Frequency characteristic of links, attenuation, dispersion. Cable protection. Digital system link selection and xDSL systems. Take - over, preventive and fault measurement. Fibre network examples. Measurement of the optical fibers. New networking capabilities WDM - Wavelength division multiplex and networks such as FTTx.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated every academic year.
For tutorials and laboratory classes to 30 points.
The written exam to 70 points.

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year. Laboratory is compulsory, missed lessons will be replaced by appointment with the teacher.


The knowledge of all types of media as info transmission basis. To provide the theoretical and practical applicability of various metallic and optical cables.
To acquire skills to be appplied in management, maintenance, and design of big networks using various types of transmission media.
The student is able to:
- Understand the types of transmission media,
- Propose a suitable type of transmission medium for connection,
- Design a topology for information transfer,
- Design technology connecting copper cables,
- Design technology connecting optical cables,
- Perform basic measurements on the transmission media,
- Be able to locate faults on cables.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Sobotka, V. a kol.: Přenosové systémy. SNTL, Praha 1989
Filka, M.: Přenosová média - Návody do laboratoří. VUT FEKT, Brno 2002.
Filka, M.: Přenosová média. Elektr. skripta. FKET, UTKO, Brno 2012
Filka, M.: Optoelektronika pro telekomunikace a informatiku. CENTA, Brno2017 2017 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKC-TLI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Basic transmission problems
Metallic cables
Optical cables
Cable manufacturing procedures
Laying, connecting and assembly methods
Metropolitan, access, and transport networks
Cable and terminals interface
Frequency dependence in links
Cable protection  
Optical fibres for wave multiplex selection
Take-over, preventive and fault measurement for cable
Elements of optical networks, network examples

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction, safety at - work regulations
Crosstalk measurement
Optical fibre measurement
Optical fibre transmission system
OTDR - optical measurement
Pulse fault measurement
Cable detector
Circuit design and measurement
Structured cabling measurement

Individual project