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After completing this course, students will be able to:

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Explain the Basics of RF and Microwave Understand the engineering tools and procedures required for Microwave engineering and planning Understand existing and emerging standards for Microwave Understand RF Propagation and Antenna Principle Describe and understand a broad spectrum of antenna types Discuss Microwave Modulation Techniques Review Microwave System Design Considerations Review Microwave System Budget Profiles Calculate Microwave Propagation Lossess and Link Budgets Explain Microwave performance and Optimization considerations Analyze system degradation due to Microwave components Evaluate the performance of differing Microwave wireless system architectures Explore project planning process of Microwave Systems Review successful Microwave Deployments Step through a practical process for managing Microwave networks Explore the current and future market trends


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Radio Propagation. Line-of-Sight Microwave Digital Line-of-Sight Microwave Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Advanced Digital Waveforms Basic Principles of Satellite Communications Digital Communications by Satellite Very Small Aperture Terminals Radio System Design Above 10 GHz Mobile Communications: Cellular Radio and Personal Communication Services High Frequency (HF) Transmission Links

   Meteor Burst Communication Interference Issues in Radio Communications Radio Terminal Design Considerations INTRODUCTION TO MICROWAVE    Overview Microwave Radio Service Regulatory and Licensing TRANSMISSION MEDIA       Copper Wire Microwave Radio Fiber Optic Cable Bandwidth Attenuation Noise TRANSMISSION PRINCIPLES     Impedances Matching SWR Return Loss PROPAGATION TRANSMISSION CHARACTERISTICS     Microwave Frequencies Wavelength .Defined Propagation Natural and Man-Made Obstructions to Propagation MODULATION IN MICROWAVE SYSTEMS     Modulation Overview Basebands FM & PM Modulation Digital Modulation .

BASEBAND INTERFACES AND CHANNELS      System Loading -FDM Network Elements Low Density Digital S Medium Density DS3 High Density Sonet THE MICROWAVE SYSTEM    Transmitters Receivers Microwave Antennas MICROWAVE LINKS      Antennas Propagation Power budgets (link calculations) FDM Basic rules MICROWAVE LINK BUDGET AND SYSTEM EVALUATION      The Link Budget System Gain and Loss Planning a Point to Point System Understanding Digital Microwave System Testing Interpreting Microwave Alarms 0 .