RF Engineering Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Price $3,895.00
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


RF Engineering Training, also known as Radio Frequency Engineering, is a subset of electrical engineering that deals with devices that are designed to operate in the Radio Frequency spectrum: range of about 3 kHz up to 300 GHz. RF Engineering Training covers all aspects of Radio Frequency Engineering, a subset of electrical engineering. RF Engineering training will incorporate theory and practices to illustrate the role of RF in almost everything that transmits or receives a radio wave which includes: RF planning, and cellular networks such as GSM, CDMA, and UMTS.HSPA+, LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, 5G, mmWave, Radar, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BLE/BT5.0, Zigbee, Satellite Communications,  VSAT, two-way radio, Public Safety, testing, and simulation.

RF Engineers are part of a highly specialized field and are an integral part of wireless solutions. Their expertise is needed to design effective and reliable solutions to produce quality results, and an in-depth knowledge of math, physics, and general electronics theory is required. RF Engineers are specialists in their respective fields and assist in the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of different RF solutions. To produce quality results in RF Engineering Training Workshop, the program covers an in-depth knowledge of math, physics, and general electronics theory as well as specialized modules in propagation and microstrip design may be required.

RF Engineering Training covers the following topics:
  • RF Engineering: RF Engineering Principles
  • RF Engineering: RF System Design Considerations
  • RF Engineering: RF Propagation Principles
  • RF Engineering: Details of Propagation Models and Their Uses
  • RF Engineering: RF Modulation
  • And more…
  • 4 days of RF Engineering Training Workshop with an expert instructor
  • RF Engineering Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
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Upon completion of this RF Engineering Training course, the participants will:

  • An overview of RF theory and operations
  • Explore the latest commercial wireless technologies including Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE, 5G  and SATCOM
  • An overview of RF spectrum and propagation models
  • Free Space Path Loss: details & calculation
  • How to validate the feasibility of custom RF and microwave links
  • How to plan, design, simulate and test various RF and Microwave systems
  • Basics of RF Link Budget
  • Basics of RF systems performance that drive test and evaluation requirements
  • Transmitter and receiver testing
  • An overview of modulation
  • An overview of antenna theory
  • Test and Evaluation (T&E) of RF systems
  • Everything else you need to know
  • We can adapt this RF Engineering Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this RF Engineering Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the RF Engineering Training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the RF Engineering Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this RF Engineering Training course:

  • All

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

  • N/A


RF Engineering Principles
  • Fundamentals of RF Systems
  • RF 101
  • History of RF
  • Basic Building Blocks in Radio and Microwave Planning and Design
  • RF Principles, Design, and Deployment
  • RF Propagation, Fading, and Link Budget Analysis
  • Intro to Radio Planning for Mobile and Fixed Networks
  • RF Planning and Design for GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+, LTE, LTE-Advanced and other Networks
  • RF Planning and Design for Satellite Communications and VSAT
  • RF Planning and Design for 2-way Radio Communications
  • RF Planning and Design for Radar and Jammers Path Survey
  • RF Impairments
  • Noise and Distortion
  • Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Systems
  • Filters
  • Amplifiers
  • Mixers
  • Transistor Oscillators and Frequency Synthesizers
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Receiver Design
  • Eb/No vs. SNR, BER vs. noise, Bandwidth Limitations
  • Modulation Schemes and Bandwidth
  • RF Technology Fundamentals
  • Types of Modulation: AM, FM, FSK, QAM, PSK & QPSK
  • RF Engineering Principals applied
  • Cellular and Mobile RF
  • Fixed Wireless RF (802.11, 802.16, HF, UHF, Microwave, Satellite, VSAT, Radar, and GPS)
RF System Design Considerations
  • RF System Design
  • Multiple Access Methods and Comparative Capacities
  • Modulation, Bandwidth, Interference, Performance
  • BER vs. Noise
  • Bandwidth Limitations
  • Noise Figure
  • Eb/No vs. SNR
  • Receiver Sensitivity
  • Desensitization and Blocking
  • Dynamic Range
  • Intermodulation Distortion
  • Power Output
  • Spectral Efficiency and System Limitations
  • Sample Link Budget Calculations
  • Link Structure
  • Design Engineering
  • Performance Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • System Noise Management
  • Propagation Modes
  • Scattering Parameter Analysis
  • RF Regulatory Considerations
RF Engineering Training – RF Propagation Principles
  • Estimating Path Loss
  • VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation
  • Physics and Propagation Mechanisms
  • Propagation Models and Link Budgets
  • Practical System Design Considerations
  • The Physics of Propagation: Free Space, Reflection, Diffraction
  • Local Variability: Rayleigh fading and multipath cancellation
  • Free Space Path Loss
  • Area Propagation Models: Okumura, HATA, Cost 231, and others
  • Point-to-Point Models: techniques and commercial software
  • Analyzing measured data to produce models
  • Reliability of Service
  • Macro-cell Indoor Penetration
  • Micro-cellular systems and techniques
  • Propagation Prediction Tools and Measurement Tools
  • Propagation Losses
  • Refraction and Fresnel Zones
  • Reflection and Scattering Loss
  • Multipath
  • Rayleigh Fading Models
  • Noise and interference
  • Polarization distortion
  • Diversity Implementation
  • Link Budgets and High-Level System Design
  • Link Budget Basics and Application Principles
  • Traffic Considerations
Details Of Propagation Models And Their Uses
  • Free space, Okamura/HATA, Okamura with Knife Edge Diffraction, Longley-Rice, and the proprietary BIBY-C
  • Simple Analytical models
  • General Area models
  • Point-to-Point models
  • Local Variability models
  • The Okumura Model
  • The Hata Model
  • The EURO COST-231 Model
  • Walfisch-Betroni/Walfisch-Ikegami Models
  • Morphological Zones
  • Commercial Propagation Prediction Software
RF Engineering Training – RF Modulation
  • Fundamentals of analog transmission
  • Quantization
  • Pulse-code modulation
  • Geometrical representations of waveforms
  • Modulation techniques (QAM, PSK, QPSK, DPSK, FSK)
  • The additive Gaussian noise channel
  • Optimal detectors
  • Performance analysis of digital receivers.
Antenna Theory & Design Principles
  • Principle of Antennas and Wave Propagation
  • Antenna properties
  • Impedance, directivity, radiation patterns, polarization
  • Types of Antennas, Radiation Mechanism (Single Wire, Two-Wires, Dipole)
  • Current Distribution on Thin Wire Antenna
  • Radiation Pattern
  • Gain Antenna types, composition, and operational principles
  • ERP and EIRP
  • Antenna gains, patterns, and selection principles
  • Antenna system testing
  • Fundamental Parameters of Antennas
  • Radiation Pattern and types
  • Radiation Intensity and Power Density
  • Directivity, Gain, Half Power Beamwidth
  • Beam Efficiency, Antenna Efficiency
  • Bandwidth, Polarization (Linear, Circular, and Elliptical)
  • Polarization Loss Factor
  • Input Impedance
  • Antenna Radiation Efficiency
  • Effective Length, Friis Transmission Equation
  • Antenna Temperature
  • Infinitesimal Dipole
  • Small Dipole
  • Region Separation
  • Finite Length Dipole
  • Half Wavelength Dipole
  • Ground Effects
  • Loop Antennas
  • Small Circular Loop
  • Circular Loop of Constant Current
  • Circular Loop with Non-uniform Current
  • Ground and Earth Curvature Effects
  • Mobile Communication Systems Application
  • Types of Antennas
    • Resonant antennas
    • Traveling wave antennas
    • Frequency Independent antennas
    • Aperture antennas
    • Phased arrays
    • Electrically small antennas
    • Circularly polarized antennas
    • Elementary Antenna Elements
    • Omnidirectional Antennas
    • Microstrip Antennas
    • Achieving circular polarization
    • The helix antenna
    • Electrically Small Antennas
    • Fractal Antennas
    • Ultra Wideband (UWB) Antennas
    • Low Profile Antennas
    • Linear Wire Antennas
  • Monopole configurations
  • Feed considerations
  • Dipole configurations
  • Ground plane considerations
  • Bandwidth improvement techniques
  • Antenna Arrays
VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation
  • Estimating Path Loss
  • Free Space Propagation
  • Path Loss on Line of Sight Links
  • Diffraction and Fresnel Zones
  • Ground Reflections
  • Effects of Rain, Snow, and Fog
  • Path Loss on Non-Line of Sight Paths
  • Diffraction Losses
  • Attenuation from Trees and Forests
  • General Non-LOS Propagation Models
RF Optimization Principles
  • Site Acquisition
  • Design, analysis, and optimization of wireless networks
  • Verification of network deployments for wireless networks
  • RF engineering principals
  • Good quality network and services
  • Network planning resources
  • Link budgets, scheduling, and resource allocation
  • Preparation and Report generation
  • Real-time coverage maps
  • True-up RF modeling software
RF Engineering Training – RF System Optimization
  • RF coverage and service performance measurements
  • System Setting
  • Initial optimization testing of installed networks
  • Antenna and Transmission Line Considerations
  • System field-testing and parameter optimization
  • Functional testing and optimization for implemented sites
  • Test plan development
  • System drive test and data analysis
  • System parameter settings and interference control
Key RF Performance Indicators
  • FER, Mobile Receive Power, Ec/Io, Mobile Transmit Power
  • System accessibility analysis
  • Available radio resources and network trunking issues
  • System parameter optimization
  • Regression analysis to measure benefits
  • Frequency/PN offset planning
  • Self-generated system interference
  • Cell site integration
  • Construction coordination
  • Equipment installation/antenna system verification
  • RF parameter data fills
  • Radio testing
  • Initial drive testing
  • Performance monitoring
  • Site migration planning and testing
  • ERP changes
  • Orientation changes
RF Troubleshooting
  • Safety
  • Basic troubleshooting steps
  • Signal tracing
  • Signal injection
  • Lead dress
  • Heat sinks
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