Learn The Basics Of RF Systems Design Principles
Intended to orient the Engineering student toward Radio Frequency (RF) circuits systems design principles, this course provides a fundamental overview of RF theory, RF systems and hardware architecture and RF design topics.
Basic electromagnetic theory, modulation theory, receivers, transmitters, antennas, transmission lines, system link considerations and hardware design of RF equipment will be discussed in relative depth to prepare the student for more advanced courses in the RF Engineering program with relative ease, also providing the non-RF engineer with basic knowledge of the field.
- RF Wave Propagation
- Transmission Lines and Analysis
- Modulation Theory
- RF Amplifiers
- Oscillators in RF Systems
- RF Receivers and System Links
- Define elements of Electromagnetic propagation in space and impairments.
- List Antenna types their functionalities and modes of operation.
- Name and differentiate RF transmission lines and perform wave/line analysis
- List and differentiate primary Modulation techniques with their characteristics
- Describe the various RF Amplifier types and classes and their characteristics
- Describe the various RF oscillator types and their characteristics
- Show familiarity with the RF Receiver architecture and subsection characteristics
- Show familiarity and perform power budget calculations on RF system links.
Course Typically Offered: Online during Fall and Spring quarter
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Electrical Engineering circuits and devices with ability to perform simple circuit analysis. Fundamental knowledge of mathematics (Algebra and basic Calculus) is very helpful.
Next steps: Upon completion of this course, consider taking other courses in the RF Engineering Certificate
More information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about RF Engineering and course offerings.
Course Number: EE-40137
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: RF Engineering
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4/4/2023 - 6/3/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Babaian, Tony E, Instructor, UC San Diego Extension
Tony Babaian, P.E. is state licensed Electrical Engineer. He has 23 years of higher education experience in engineering and mathematics. He has previously worked as an electrical engineer for 14 years in various companies, and is experienced in RF/microwave, avionics system design and integration, power system control and medical electronics. Mr. Babaian is also IEEE San Diego past Chapter Chair for the MTT/AP/ED/SSC/CS societies (2010-2018)
No refunds after: 4/10/2023.
4/4/2023 - 6/3/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Science & Technology department at 858-534-3229 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.