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Title: High frequency performance of structured wire cabling in communication systems
Author: Al-Asadi, Mohammed Mahdi Mohammed
ISNI:       0000 0001 3404 9820
Awarding Body: De Montfort University
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 2000
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Twisted pan (structured wire) cabling is a principal component in the communications infrastructure, with millions of meters being installed weekly. The rate of increase in upper frequency for this cable appears to be doubling approximately every two years. Clearly, a rigorous approach to the design of these cables is fundamental to achieving data transmission at these frequencies with increasingly stringent performance requirements. This thesis derives a family of equations for the secondary parameters based on an explicit relationship between cable dimensions and materials. These equations have been validated against experimental results and fOWld accurate. Further. equations are developed which calculate the overall S-parameters for cascaded multi.pair cables, the return loss and cross-talk between transmission charmels. In tenns of cable specification. the secondary parameters are the most significant with many of the perfonnance criteria based on these. With designs based largely on the manipulation of physical dimensions, there has been no family of secondary parameter equations given explicitly as functions of cable dimensions and material properties. Similarly, tools have not existed to allow the investigation of design variability or the effects of handling and installation. These are principal requirements in the cable design process. A modelling package, based on Transmission-Line Matrix (TLM) modelling, is developed to a1low the investigation of manufacturing variability and installation handling effects on overall perfonnance of a cable. This modelling technique is validated against both experimental results and analytical results the comparison is excellent. Finally a novel method for the calculation of cross talk between cable pairs is presented. This method is based on a hybrid fieldĀ·circuit model. Comparisons with measurements show good agreement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Data transmission; Twisted pair cabling; Cross talk; Modelling