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Advanced RF  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Advanced RF training course description

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

What will you learn
  • 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

Advanced RF training course contents

  • RF propagation
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic Radiation, Spherical Wave Front, The Space Wave, Receive Antenna below the Horizon, Bending the Space Wave , Surface Wave Path, Tilting of Surface Wave, Conductivity, Layers of the Atmosphere, Variations of the Ionosphere, Variations caused by Solar Activity, Multi Hop Transmission, Classification of Radio Waves, Fading, Fading Reduction, Free Space Path Loss, Shadowing of Radio Wave, Signal Levels after Shadowing, Radio Waves as Wavelets, Fresnel Zone.

  • Transmission Lines
  • Transmission Line Construction, Primary Line Constants, ‘T’ Networks, Input Impedence, Lossless Unbalanced Line, Standing Waves, Open Circuit / Short Circuit Termination, Short Circuit Standing Waves, Open Circuit Standing Waves, Voltage Standing Wave Pattern, Short Circuit Termination, Open Circuit Termination, The Directional Coupler, Effect of E and M Coupling, Practical Reflectometer.

  • Antennae Theory
  • The Open Circuit Line, Dipole V/I Distribution, Polar Diagram, Power Pattern ½ Wave Dipole, Half Wave Dipole, Vehicle Mount, Centre Fed Whip Antenna, Antenna Beamwidth, The Yagi Array, Uda Yagi array, Antenna Characteristics, 6 Element Yagi Polar Diagram, Log Periodic Antenna, Helical Antenna. Microwave Dish Array, Typical Microwave Dish Antenna.

  • Transmission Measurements
  • Transmission Measurements, Effective Isotropic Radiated Power, Fade Margin.

  • Noise
  • Noise in Communications, Noise Voltage Equivalent Circuit.

  • Satellite Communications
  • Satellite Communications, Large Earth Station, The Satellite Payload, Geo Stationary Orbit, Basic Orbits, VSAT Terminal, Iridium Phone, The Space Segment, Satellite Footprint, Typical System Hardware.

  • Mobile Communications
  • Mobile Evolution, The Path to UMTS, Technologies Bit Rate and Mobility, Systems and Specifications, Wireless Networks, Diffraction, Multi Path Propagation, Loss Models, GSM Architecture, OSI Model – GSM, OSI Reference Model, OSI Layers.

Learning path



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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.