RF Measurements - a course in applied spectrum and network analysis

RF Measurements - a course in applied spectrum and network analysis

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

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

Course offering 1 (in English)
May 7-8, 2019 (2 full days)
day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
day 2: 08:30 - 16:30

Course offering 2 (in Swedish)
May 9-10, 2019 (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: 12 900 SEK, excluding VAT

The price includes lunch and coffee, course documentation and the books "Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis" and "Fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis". Please note our Terms and Conditions for the RF Measurements course further below on this page.

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)

Who should attend?

Professionals with experience from Radar, Radio or Telecommunication.


Professor Claes Beckman

Professor Claes Beckman, KTH Communication Systems

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

Per Ängskog, KTH Electromagnetic Engineering

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.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions: Rohde & Schwarz reserves the right to cancel the course in case it is not fully booked. In such circumstances, we will offer alternative dates or a full refund.

Cancellation Policy: Registration can be cancelled without charge up until 1 month before the course starts. For cancellations 2-4 weeks before the course starts 10% of the course fee will be invoiced. Cancellations 1-2 weeks before the course starts will be invoiced 50% of the course fee. For later cancellations, 100% of the course fee will be invoiced.

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