Digital communications and fibre optics

Digital communications and fibre optics

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This chapter introduces the final element of background knowledge required for the remainder of this book. It begins with the general subject of digital communications, explaining transmission types, protocols, error handling and networks, and concludes with a description of the transmission medium of fibre optics, a technology which is increasingly found within the substation environment.

Chapter Contents:

  • Introduction
  • 3.1 Digital data transmission
  • 3.1.1 Introduction
  • 3.1.2 Simplex, half duplex and full duplex transmission
  • 3.1.3 Asynchronous and synchronous transmission
  • 3.1.4 Error handling
  • 3.1.5 Protocols and standards
  • 3.1.6 Control system communication media and configurations
  • 3.2 Fibre optic communications
  • 3.2.1 Introduction
  • 3.2.2 Fibre optics basics
  • 3.2.3 Communications applications in power systems
  • 3.3 Further reading

Inspec keywords: digital communication; protocols; error handling; optical fibre networks

Other keywords: transmission type; digital communication; substation environment; fibre optics; error handling; protocol

Subjects: Optical fibre networks

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