RDE416 Microwave Telecommunications Systems

Code RDE416
Name Microwave Telecommunications Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Vjačeslavs Bobrovs, Guntis Ancāns
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Topics include microwave propagation, radio communication, attenuation factor, radio link components: antennae, feeder, receiver and transmitter; analogue and digital radio systems, noise immunity, communication stability and grade of service, satellite and mobile systems, short range radio systems for telephone communication..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course: to acquire theoretical knowledge about microwave systems and get familiar with basic calculations necessary to design a microwave trunk. The objectives are the following: to develop skills necessary to evaluate ITU-R recommendations; to enable students to enhance understanding of microwave technologies and to forecast development trends.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to develop and solve radio line equations, taking into consideration several factors. - Discussions at the practical classes. Test.
Students are able to analyse radio wave refraction in the atmosphere and to plan stages of microwave design independently. - Practical classes. Test.
Students are able to evaluate propagation, occurrence and idle time of various beams. - Discussions at practical classes. Test.
Students are able to analyse spatial differences in case of reflection. - Practical classes. Test.
Students are able to project a microwave trunk and to analyse the obtained results. - Simulation-based practical classes. Test.
Students are able to analyse ITU-R recommendations and to develop a frequency plan. - Discussions at practical classes. Report presentation. Exam.
Course prerequisites RDE201 Telecommunication systems, RDE303 Transmission systems, RAE602 Mobile transmission systems

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