RF Measurements - a course in applied spectrum and network analysis

RF Measurements - a course in applied spectrum and network analysis

The course is offered by KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz.

Courses and dates

Course offering 1 (in Swedish): fully booked
October 9-10, 2018 (2 full days)
day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
day 2: 08:30 - 16:30

Course offering 2 (in English): fully booked
October 11-12, 2018 (2 full days)
day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
day 2: 08:30 - 16:30

Course offering 3 (in Swedish): fully booked
November 27-28, 2018 (2 full days)
day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
day 2: 08:30 - 16:30

Course offering 4 (in Swedish): available (without warranty - please wait for confirmation)
November 29-30, 2018 (2 full days)
day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
day 2: 08:30 - 16:30

Address and price

Address: Faculty Lounge, KTH Electrum Kista, Isafjordsgatan 22/Kistagången 16, Kista
Price: 11 900 SEK, excluding VAT

The price includes lunch and coffee, course documentation and the books "Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis" and "Fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis".

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at providing basic and practical knowledge of RF-measurements

Course main content

  • Introduction to radio communication (analog and digital modulation, antennas, link budget)
  • Basic concepts (voltage, current, impedance, wavelength standing wave ratio (VSWR), decibel etc.)
  • Components of the measurement system
    • Passive components (cables, attenuators, power splitters, directional couplers, etc.)
    • Active Components (mixers and amplifiers)
  • Network analyzer (calibration, S-parameters, frequency sweep, power sweep, etc.)
  • The noise and noise term (noise sources, SNR, SINAD, noise figure, noise temperature, Friisequation for noise.
  • The spectrum analyzer (superheterodyne receiver, block diagram, the input attenuation - reference level, span - sweep time - RBW, selectivity, zero-span, RBW - VBW, detector modes)
  • "Hands-on" - practical exercises and demonstrations
    • Spectrum Analysis 1 (basic settings)
    • Network Analysis (calibration and various types of measurements)
    • The spectrum analyzer 2 (measurements and techniques)

Course disposition

In the course practical measurements, exercises, and demonstrations are mixed with basic theory and conceptual understanding. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion with the teachers, and other students.

Eligibility

Professionals with experience from Radar, Radio or Telecommunication.

Teachers

Professor Claes Beckman, KTH Communication Systems

Per Ängskog, KTH Electromagnetic Engineering

Both teachers have extensive practical and academic experience in Radio technology and RF measurements.

Claes Beckman is an antenna systems engineering professor and the founding director of the research center wireless@kth. He has more than 30 years of experience from both academia and the wireless (radio and radar) industry. He is also the founder of the center for RF Measurement Research at University of Gävle and has worked as an RF engineer at Ericsson and a research manager at Allgon.

Per Ängskog works as a researcher at the department of Electromagnetic Engineering. He has worked on the design of radio test equipment for mobile phones and base stations at Ericsson Radio Systems for 10 years . He has taught courses in RF measurement technology since the late 1990s, first at Ericsson and then at the University of Gävle where he also developed systems for radio measurements in industrial environments.