Transm. Lines, RF Prop. & Radio Link Design

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transm. Lines, RF Prop. & Radio Link Design

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course objectives are: to evaluate antennas’ performance such as dipoles, to design radio terminals and sight radio links; and to understand of lossless transmission lines. The module objectives also include a thorough development and analysis of the mathematical tools to understand and to solve the Telegraphy equations. It explains how the Smith chart is related to these equations and shows how this graphical tool can be used in various TL problems such calculation of line impedance, reflection coefficient or admittance and how it can exploited to design various impedance matching circuits.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Design and evaluate the performance of receiver, transmitter in radio terminals.
    2. Assess the performance of a line-of-sight RF links.
    3. Analyse electromagnetic radiation of an oscillating elemental diploe.
    4. Mathematically solve second order differential equation and represent a current, voltage wave.
    5. Manipulate scalar quantities that arise in solving the telegraphy equations.
    6. Analyse the transmission of the quantities arising in solving the telegraphy equations.
    7. Solve various transmission line related problems with or without Smith chart.

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