354.058 RF Techniques
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use and understand scattering parameters (S-parameters), use the Smith-chart to solve linear RF-problems, and understand basic RF-elements like attenuators, directional couplers, hybrids, circulators. Students will learn how to design matching networks for optimizing gain or noise figurre and unerstand the basic concepts of RF power amplifiers and their distinguation from small signal amplifiers. In the field of RF system design, students will be able to analyze the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of an entire RF receiver by level-planning, know the effects of nonlinearities (intermodulation), understand concepts of homodyne (direct conversion) and heterodyne receivers. Furthermore, students will learn the basics of analog/digital modulation formats and parameters to characterize modulation quality. Also, students will get a general understand of phase locked loop synthesizers and the effect of phase noise.

Subject of course

RF-Signals propagating along transmission lines; Scattering parameters; Linear two-ports; Nonlinearity and intermodulation; Transceiver; Nonlinear RF-Circuits, mixers, frequency conversion; Analog modulation formats; Digital RF-modulation formats and their spectra; RF-transmitters

Teaching methods

The lecture is split into an oral presentation (most lectures) and exercises (six lectures). Before each exercise, students can hand in solved problems which will be discussed during the exercise. Most years, we also find time to have a demo with a spectrum analyzer to analyze the electromagnetic spectrums and/or devices brought be students.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Administrative Meeting, Enrollment

Administrative issues concerning the lecture will be discussed in the first lecture on October 2nd 2018, 9.15 a.m.

Downloads

The examples for the exercise part and course related materials can be found on the course homepage!

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue09:00 - 11:0001.10.2019 - 21.01.2020EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu09:00 - 11:0003.10.2019 - 23.01.2020EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
RF Techniques - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue01.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu03.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue08.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu10.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue15.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu17.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue22.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu24.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue29.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu31.10.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue05.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu07.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue12.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu14.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue19.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu21.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue26.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu28.11.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Tue03.12.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques
Thu05.12.201909:00 - 11:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS RF Techniques

Examination modalities

Grading

  1. Two multiple choice tests in the exercise part of the lecture
  2. Written and oral examination: The written exam has 4 problems, up to 100 credits can be earned, at least 20 credits each are needed in the "linear systems" and "nonlinear systems"). For the written exam you get a copy of the lecture notes provided (you are not allowed to bring your own).A positive written exam is required for the oral exam.

Exercise part

Attendence of the ongoing lecture is voluntary but highly recommended.
For both, the multiple choice tests and the handed in examples with correct solutions, you will receive additional credits, which will be added to those of the written exam, so that the final grade can be improved by max. one degree. If students do not hand in examples and do not attend the multiple choice tests, the final grade will be degraded by one degree.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 29.01.2020oral18.12.2019 08:00 - 22.01.2020 08:00TISSregistration for oral exam: the oral exam does not take place on 29.01.2020. Exact date will follow
Wed13:00 - 16:0029.01.2020 EI 5 Hörsaalwritten&oral18.12.2019 08:00 - 22.01.2020 08:00TISSwritten and oral exam
Tue - 17.03.2020oral10.02.2020 08:00 - 10.03.2020 08:00TISSregistration for oral exam: the oral exam does not take place on 17.03.2020. Exact date will follow
Tue13:00 - 16:0017.03.2020 EI 7 Hörsaalwritten&oral10.02.2020 08:00 - 10.03.2020 08:00TISSwritten and oral exam
Tue - 19.05.2020oral19.04.2020 08:00 - 12.05.2020 08:00TISSregistration for oral exam: the oral exam does not take place on 19.05.2020. Exact date will follow
Tue13:00 - 16:0019.05.2020 EI 7 Hörsaalwritten&oral19.04.2020 08:00 - 12.05.2020 08:00TISSwritten and oral exam
Thu - 18.06.2020oral18.05.2020 08:00 - 10.06.2020 08:00TISSregistration for oral exam: the oral exam does not take place on 18.06.2020. Exact date will follow
Thu15:00 - 18:0018.06.2020 EI 7 Hörsaalwritten&oral18.05.2020 08:00 - 10.06.2020 08:00TISSwritten and oral exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2019 00:00 05.02.2020 23:59 05.02.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

Please register for the course in order to have access to the course downloads (e.g. slide decks)!

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications 1. Semester

Literature

A printed version of the lecture notes can be bought at the institute's secretary.

Previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent knowledge is required.

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

English