Radio Frequency Communication
Prerequisite: ELEC 102. Focus on comparison of time-domain equipment (oscilloscopes, time-domain reflectometers) to frequency-domain equipment (spectrum and network analyzers). Applications of AM/FM modulation and impedance matching, characterization of microwave systems (introduces reflection coefficient, voltage standing wave ratio, insertion loss, S-parameters, Smith chart). Introduces soldering techniques, schematic interpretation, and, through computer simulations, operations behind spectrum and network analyzer test equipment. Three class hours, one two-hour lab weekly.