Modern design of radio communications

Higher education teachers: Abramović Aleksander

Higher education teachers: , Vidmar Matjaž
Credits: 5
Subject code: 64875



Subject description

Prerequisits:

  • Registration.
  • Mathematics I to IV. Electricity fundamentals I and II. Electrodynamics.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction to radio communications. Basic radio communication systems and sub-systems: sources (transmitters), media, drains (receivers), antennas. Modern antenna design with the appropriate numerical tools (2D, 2.5D and 3D). Millimetre, sub-millimetre and terahertz antennas. High-frequency electrical circuit design. High-frequency properties of passive and active devices. Modern modelling of linear and nonlinear high-frequency circuits. High-frequency measurements. Ground-based and satellite communications. Limitations, properties and design of satellite communications.

Objectives and competences:

Learning basic radio-communication building blocks. Learning the operation, properties and the design of antennas. Learning about numerical antenna-design tools. Learning millimetre and terahertz antennas. Learning high-frequency properties of basic electronic devices. Learning the design and modelling of radio-frequency circuits. Learning high-frequency measurements. Learning design of the communication link between a small satellite and a ground station.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding the basic radio-communication building blocks, antennas, high-frequency properties of devices and circuits, high-frequency measurements. Familiarization with modern numerical tools for antenna and circuit design.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures for theoretical background. Sole and team seminar work with laboratory exercises (numerical tools and practical experiments).





Study materials

  1. L. A. Belov, S. M. Smolskiy, V. N. Kochemasov, Handbook of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter-Wave Components, 2012, Artech House, ISBN: 978-1-60807-209-5
  2. J. W. M. Rogers, C. Plett, I. Marsland, Radio Frequency System Architecture and Design, 2013, Artech House, ISBN: 978-1-60807-538-6
  3. M. Vidmar, Radiokomunikacije, 2005, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, ISBN 961-243-026-8
  4. izprani prispevki iz zbornikov seminarja Radijske komunikacije, 2010-2014, Založba FE in FRI, ISBN 978-961-243-238-6.