354.000 RF measurement instruments A
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, KO, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: KO Conversatorium

Aim of course

You will be able to establish RF measurement setups avoiding the worst mistakes of mismatch, phase errors, spectral distortion, and unexpected reflections due to the setup itself. You will learn the basics of commonly used RF measurement instruments to measure amplitude, phase, and reflection.

Subject of course

Basic functional principles and basic measurements with spectrum analysers, network analysers, digital storage oscilloscopes, rf-oscillators, and frequency counters. Discussion of the worst mistakes in rf measurement setups. Three main items: spectrum measurements, measurements of the reflection coefficient, and noise reduction by bandwidth limitation. Discussion of the relevant phenomena in the time domain, and in the frequency domain, respectively.

Additional information

Registration via mail to:  wehrlich(at)nt.tuwien.ac.at

Blocked course in summer term, small groups, max. 12 participants in the course. Two hours introduction and three times lab session, approximately seven hours each. Room and time of the introduction lesson will be announced per hardcopy at the Institute 389 and 354, and in TISS per mail respectively. Students without TISS account, who have registered personally by mail will be informed by personal mail.



Examination modalities

oral, one question per lab session

Course registration

Registration modalities:

email to:  wehrlich@nt.tuwien.ac.at



Es gibt zu jedem der drei Themen Programmblätter für die einzelnen Messungen, einige Datenblätter und Ergänzungsblätter. Skriptum zur Vorlesung "Hochfrequenztechnische Systeme"

Previous knowledge

Basics out of the content of the course "Wellenausbreitung" (et&it-Bachelor), and from "Hochfrequenztechnische Systeme" (former master curriculum Telekommunikation), or "RF-Techniques" (present master curriculum Telecommunications).