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Chapter 1
1.1 Background
1.2 Radio frequency allocation in South Africa
1.4 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
1.5 Implementation of the SKA Protocol in South Africa
1.6 The SKA RF Measuring Systems
1.7 Objectives of Dissertation
1.8 Summary of Results
1.8.1 Sources of Data
1.8.3 Findings
1.8.4 Significance of findings
1.9 Structure of the Dissertation
2.1 Scope
2.2 Technical Specification
2.3 Recommended equipment
2.4 Calibration Procedure
2.5 Measurement Procedure
2.5.1 Mode 1
2.5.2 Mode 2
2.6 Measurement times
2.7 Pulsed Signals
2.8 Summary
Literature Review
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Frequency Spectrum Management
3.3 Electromagnetic Interference
3.3.1 Types and sources of EMI
3.3.2 Description of some types of EMI
3.3.3 Escape Mechanisms
3.3.4 EMC testing
3.3.5 Preventative Measures for EMC/EMI
3.4 Various subsystems of the RFI Measuring System
6. Receivers,
3.5 Receivers
3.5.1 Receiver characteristics
3.5.2 Selectivity
3.5.3 Nonlinearities, TOI, SOI, Linearity and Sensitivity in circuits
3.6 Amplifiers
3.7 Filters
3.8 Mixers
3.9 Antenna design
3.9.1 Radiation Resistance
3.9.2 Radiation Pattern
3.9.3 Beamwidth and Gain of an antenna
3.9.4 The position and magnitude of its side lobes
3.9.5 Bandwidth
3.9.6 Antenna Aperture
3.9.7 Antenna Correction Factor
3.9.8 Polarization
3.10 Noise
3.11 Spectrum Analyzer theory
3.11.1 Spectrum analyzer performance and selection criteria
3.11.2 Spectrum analyzer sensitivity and noise
3.11.3 Spectrum Analyzer operation and functionality
3.12 Summary
Implementation of the SKA protocol in South Africa
4.1 Description of the RFI Measurement system 2
4.1.1 Data transfer from the Spectrum Analyzer to the computer
4.2 Method and Measurements
4.2.1 Description and sources of Data
4.2.2 Data Processing Procedure
4.2.3 Measurement Schedule
4.3 RF Module of RFI System 2
4.4 Summary
Results
5.1 Design discrepencies
5.2 Analysis of results
5.2.1 Degree of Dispersion of Data
5.3 Spectral Occupancy
Figure 5.2: Plot of Coefficient of Variation (%) versus Frequency (MHz)
5.3.1 Minimum
5.3.2 10 Percentile
5.3.3 Mean
5.3.4 Median
5.3.5 90 Percentile
5.3.6 Maximum
5.4 Considering the tolerances
5.5 Summary of Results
5.6 Significance of Results
Conclusion
6.1 Summary
6.2 Inference
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A Study of the SA SKA RFI Measurement Systems (Thesis) by Sydney Bobby Dunn - University of Cape Town, 02-2008.

A Study of the SA SKA RFI Measurement Systems (Thesis) by Sydney Bobby Dunn - University of Cape Town, 02-2008.

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A study of the SA SKA RFI Measurement Systems (Thesis) by Sydney Bobby Dunn - University of Cape Town, 02-2008.
Courtesy A thesis submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, http://www.rrsg.uct.ac.za/.
A study of the SA SKA RFI Measurement Systems (Thesis) by Sydney Bobby Dunn - University of Cape Town, 02-2008.
Courtesy A thesis submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, http://www.rrsg.uct.ac.za/.

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