ELE-6106 Basic RF measurements, 4 cr
Tiiti Kellomäki, Jouko Heikkinen
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Periods 1 1 - 2
Written exam and measurement exam. In the measurement exam the student shows she knows how to do the measurements learned during the course. Compulsory laboratory exercises (spectrum and network analysers, antenna measurements).
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Learn the basic measurements used in designing and testing RF equipment. After the course the student is able to measure using spectrum and network analysers, interpret the results, and estimate errors in the measurement.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Spectrum analysers: Block diagram. Measurements. Measurement demos and laboratory exercise. Signal generators: proper and safe use in measurements.||Different types of signal generators and spectrum analysers. Calibrating spectrum analyser measurements. Errors in spectrum analysis.||Scalar S parameter measurements using a spectrum analyser.|
|2.||Network analysers: Block diagram of a scalar NA. Measurements, frequency sweeps. Calibration using the SOLT method. Measurement demos and laboratory exercises.||Power sweeps. Different calibration methods. Error model. Block diagram of a vector NA.||Network analyser as a signal generator.|
|3.||Antenna measurements: Interpreting the results. Antenna parameters: gain, impedance matching, far-field, principal planes. Antenna measurements at the department's anechoic chamber and with the near-field instrument.||The effects of reflections on measurement results. Reflectivity level. Measurement ranges.||Instruments at an antenna measurement range.|
|4.||Noise: Measuring using the Y factor method. Noise figure, noise factor, noise temperature. Automatic noise measurement instruments.||Noise measurements using the spectrum analyser method. Noise bandwidth. Noise generators.||Noise measurements using the signal generator method.|
|5.||Passive components: wageguides, cables, connectors, adapters, attenuators, loads, and directional couplers. Proper use of connectors.|
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Dummy||Various books available at TUT library. Contact course staff.||English|
|Other online content||Course homepage||Tiiti Kellomäki||Material for lab exercises, useful links||English|
There is no equivalence with any other courses
Sister course of ELE-6100. Identical exams. ELE-6100 is lectured in Finnish, but demos (two lectures) are given in English on request. Possibly includes an excursion to a major RF company. Find your lab partner among the Finnish students taking ELE-6100. Enrol to ELE-6100 as well as ELE-6106 in POP to get all the information.
|Description||Methods of instruction||Implementation|
|Implementation 1||Simultaneously with ELE-6100. Enrol to ELE-6100 as well as ELE-6106 in POP to get all the information related to the course.|