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RF Communications

Course Code ETEC-206
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

In the RF Communications course, students are introduced to radio frequency (RF) transmission in both wired and non-wired (wireless) media. High frequency signals and the properties of the propagation media will be introduced. Numerous definitions, parameters and technical measurements used in the RF field will be studied, calculated and measured in the laboratory. Students will also learn about cable types and specifications; basic and practical antennae; as well as strong points of wave guide and optical fiber. Mathematical, graphical, computer and measurement methods will be introduced and used to solve a variety of problems, including the analysis of two-port networks and impedance matching. 

In the lab experiments, the students are using professional equipment such as spectrum analyzers, communication analyzers, radio transmitters and receivers, return loss bridges, bidirectional couplers and a variety of cable and antenna assemblies.