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Advanced RF

A 3 day
training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

Advanced RF training course description

This course provides a follow on to our popular RF fundamentals course for those that need to know more.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain RF propagation
  • Describe the importance of transmission lines in RF systems.
  • Recognise the issues in RF systems.
  • Describe transmission measurements.

Advanced RF training course details

Who will benefit:
Those working with RF systems.
RF fundamentals.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Course leader, very good leader! Very interesting and good (very) good communicator. "
Z. A. Mark & Spencer
"Very good document and presentation. "

Advanced RF training course contents

RF propagation
The Electromagnetic SpectrumElectromagnetic RadiationSpherical Wave FrontThe Space WaveReceive Antenna below the HorizonBending the Space WaveSurface Wave PathTilting of Surface WaveConductivityLayers of the AtmosphereVariations of the IonosphereVariations caused by Solar ActivityMulti Hop TransmissionClassification of Radio WavesFadingFading ReductionFree Space Path LossShadowing of Radio WaveSignal Levels after ShadowingRadio Waves as WaveletsFresnel Zone
Transmission Lines
Transmission Line ConstructionPrimary Line Constants‘T’ NetworksInput ImpedenceLossless Unbalanced LineStanding WavesOpen Circuit / Short Circuit TerminationShort Circuit Standing WavesOpen Circuit Standing WavesVoltage Standing Wave PatternShort Circuit TerminationOpen Circuit TerminationThe Directional CouplerEffect of E and M CouplingPractical Reflectometer
Antennae Theory
The Open Circuit LineDipole V/I DistributionPolar DiagramPower Pattern ½ Wave Dipole, Half Wave Dipole, Vehicle MountCentre Fed Whip AntennaAntenna BeamwidthThe Yagi ArrayUda Yagi arrayAntenna Characteristics6 Element Yagi Polar DiagramLog Periodic AntennaHelical Antenna Microwave Dish ArrayTypical Microwave Dish Antenna
Transmission Measurements
Transmission Measurements, Effective Isotropic Radiated PowerFade Margin
Noise in CommunicationsNoise Voltage Equivalent Circuit
Satellite Communications
Satellite Communications, Large Earth StationThe Satellite PayloadGeo Stationary OrbitBasic OrbitsVSAT TerminalIridium PhoneThe Space SegmentSatellite FootprintTypical System Hardware
Mobile Communications
Mobile EvolutionThe Path to UMTSTechnologies Bit Rate and MobilitySystems and SpecificationsWireless NetworksDiffractionMulti Path PropagationLoss ModelsGSM ArchitectureOSI Model – GSMOSI Reference ModelOSI Layers.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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