Course detail

Transmission Media

FEKT-BPA-PRMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course covers topics related to the physical layer of telecommunication networks - an introduction to transmission media, wire and wireless transmission, coaxial cables, twisted pair, optical fibers, basic assembly procedures, transmission and propagation of waves in transmission media, multiplexing techniques, measurements, examples of networks based on different media types.

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student acquires practical knowledge in the field of transmission media used in telecommunication networks. The main focus is on cable lines, namely coaxial cables, twisted pair and an optical fiber. For each type of media, the student learns basic parameters and measurement options. Students also acquires knowledge about the installation and cabling, documentation and localization. Upon completion of the course the student will be 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.


Knowledge at secondary school level is required. Furthermore, the student should have basic knowledge of the primary parameters of the line - resistance, inductance, capacitance and shunt conductance.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FILKA, Miloslav. Transmission media for Telecommunication. Brno, 2014 (EN)
FILKA, Miloslav. Optoelectronics for telecommunications and informatics. Dallas, 2009. ISBN 978-0-615-33185-0. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, practical laboratories and individual project. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A maximum of 20 points is from tests of theoretical and practical knowledge in exercises and 10 points for completing laboratory exercises. A maximum of 15 points is awarded for an individual project. The minimum extent of elaboration of the individual parts is specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer and updated for every academic year. The final written exam is evaluated with a maximum of 55 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Transmission and propagation of waves in media
3. Wired and wireless transmission
4. Coaxial cables
5. Twisted pair
6. Optical fibers I.
7. Optical fibers II.
8. Media termination and cross-connection
9. Multiplexing techniques
10. Measurement and evaluation of network quality
11. The installation and cabling
12. Methods of documentation and search for undegroud cables - metalic, fibres
13. Network examples based on different media types


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with telecommunication transmission media, especially with cable media. During the course students obtain both theoretical and practical knowledge of different types of media, both metallic and optical.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-ECT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer