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RF Training | Radio Frequency Training

RF Training | Radio Frequency Training

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RF Training or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals Course – Hands-on

Wireless and mobility systems have become more pervasive in our community, and engineers with skills to address needs in this area are in demand.

This RF Training or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals course is designed for anyone needing a basic understanding of radio frequency (RF) engineering, and is the first of a multi course development program designed to build skills targeting developmental paths within RF engineering.

RF Training or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals course covers the basics of RF theory such as propagation modeling, link budget, modulation, channel coding, antennas, capacity planning, propagation, frequency planning and optimization.

We provides high-quality RF Training or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals programs for government agencies, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Our RF courses are specifically designed by experts in the field, and the material is continuously updated with the latest information and market trends. RF Training Fundamentals qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and for the acceptance of Professional Development Hours (PDH) activities submitted by PE’s for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit.

What is RF? What does RF Training course teach you?

RF, also known as Radio Frequency is incorporated into almost everything that transmits or receives a radio wave which including amateur radio, Cell Phones: GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, NFC, medical devices, GPS, Microwave, Satellite Communications, Radar, Public Safety and more. RF Training course gives you the expertise needed to plan, design, optimize and manage effective and reliable RF and wireless solutions. An in-depth knowledge of mathematics, physics and general electronics theory is covered.

What makes our RF training courses especially distinct is that they are flexible. We understand that each business is unique and therefore deserves an equally unique seminar that relates directly back to the field as well as the business at large. Throughout the RF training course, our instructors take the time to implement hands-on activities, real-world examples and interactive discussions that make the information easier to grasp.

Duration: 2-3 days

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RF TrainingRelated Courses

Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of RF Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the RF Training course 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 Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this RF Training or Radio Frequency Training course is defined here:

• RF Training course is designed for anyone needing a solid foundation for understanding the principles of RF Engineering.
• Engineers, technicians and managers who are new to RF and require applicable skills in RF design, planning and engineering.
• Anyone working within the field of general RF systems, wireless, cellular and microwave systems will benefit from this comprehensive coverage of RF fundamentals. Basic mathematical and computing skills are recommended for this course.


After completing this RF Training course, attendees will be able to:

• Explain the Basics of RF
• Understand the engineering tools and procedures required for RF engineering and planning
• Understand existing and emerging standards for RF
• Understand RF Propagation and Antenna Principle
• Describe and understand a broad spectrum of antenna types
• Discuss RF Modulation Techniques
• Review RF System Design Considerations
• Review RF System Budget Profiles
• Calculate propagation losses and link budgets.
• Explain RF performance and Optimization considerations
• Analyze system degradation due to RF components
• Evaluate the performance of different RF wireless systems
• Explore project planning process of RF
• Discuss successful and unsuccessful RF deployments
• Step through a practical process for managing RF networks
• Explore the current and future RF market trends

RF Training – Course Outlines:

RF Overview

History of RF
Characteristics of a Radio Signal
Basic Problems of Radio
Basic Building Blocks in Radio Design
Mixers, Amplifiers, Filters and Antennas
Eb/No vs. SNR, BER vs. noise, Bandwidth Limitations
Modulation Schemes and Bandwidth
Technology Fundamentals
Types of Modulation: AM, FM, FSK, QAM, PSK & QPSK
RF Engineering Principals applied
Cellular and Mobile RF (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS/W-CDMA , HSPA, HSPA+, LTE and WiMAX)
Cellular and Mobile RF (CDMA and CDMA2000)
Fixed Wireless RF (802.11, 802.16, HF, UHF, Microwave, Satellite)

RF Technologies and Deployment

Radio Propagation
Introduction to Microwaves
Definition of RF/microwave
Frequency Bands Signal Principles
Modulation, Bandwidth, Interference, Performance
Fundamentals of Digital RF Communication
Multiple Access Methods and Comparative Capacities
Link Structure
Call Processing
Design Engineering
Performance Engineering
Traffic Engineering
System Noise Management
Propagation modes
Transmission line aspects
Smith Chart
Scattering parameter analysis
Microwave filters
Matching networks
Power flow relations
Unilateral and bilateral amplifier designs
Stability analysis
Oscillators circuits
RF Regulatory Considerations

RF Propagation Principles

Physics and Propagation Mechanisms
Propagation Models and Link Budgets
Practical System Design Considerations
Frequency and Wavelength
The Physics of Propagation: Free Space, Reflection, Diffraction
Local Variability: Rayleigh fading and multipath cancellation
Area Propagation Models: Okumura, HATA, Cost 231
Point-to-Point Models: techniques and commercial software
Analyzing measured data to produce models
Reliability of Service: using statistics to design for reliability
Macro-cell Indoor Penetration Considerations and reliability
Micro-cellular systems and techniques
Propagation Prediction Tools and Measurement Tools
Propagation Losses
Free space path loss
Reflection and scattering loss
Rayleigh fading models
Link Budgets and High-Level System Design
Link Budget basics and application principles
Traffic Considerations

Types Of Propagation Models And Their Uses

Simple Analytical models
General Area models
Point-to-Point models
Local Variability models
The Okumura Model
The Hata Model
The EURO COST-231 Model
Morphological Zones
Walfisch-Betroni/Walfisch-Ikegami Models
Commercial Propagation Prediction Software

Antenna Theory

Antenna Basics
Basic Antennas: Isotropic and Dipole radiators
Concept of Antenna Gain and gain references
Effective Radiated Power
Antenna Patterns and Pattern Features
How Antennas achieve Gain
Reflector techniques, array techniques
Families of Antennas used in Wireless: architecture, characteristics
Collinear vertical antennas
Horizontal arrays: yagis, log-periodics, etc.
Implications of propagation driving antenna selection
Multipath scattering in mobile clutter environment
Beamwidth and tilt considerations for base station antennas
Radiation Pattern
Gain Antenna types, composition and operational principles
Antenna gains, patterns, and selection principles
Antenna system testing

Basic Principles of Traffic Engineering and Optimization

Trunks, Circuits, Voice Paths
Offered Traffic vs. Carried Traffic
Blocking Probability, Grade of Service
Basic Operational Concepts
Using Traffic Calculators (Voice, Data, and Video )

RF System Design Considerations

Eb/No vs. SNR
BER vs. Noise
Bandwidth Limitations
RF System Design
Noise Figure
Receiver Sensitivity
Desensitization and Blocking
Dynamic Range
Intermodulation Distortion
Power Output
Spectral Efficiency and System Limitations
Sample Link Budget Calculations

Wrap-Up: RF Training or Radio Frequency Training

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