Course syllabus

Radioprojekt
Radio Project

ETIN65, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

General Information

Elective for: E4, E4-hn, F4, F4-hn, MSOC1, MWIR1, N4-hn
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English

Aim

The course is a supplementary course to RF Amplifier Design (??048) where you gain a comprehensive experience of the profession as radio frequency designer. The project may typically consist of a minor part of a radio receiver. The goal is to get understanding of the relation between the calculations and the realisation of electronic circuits in the frequency range megahertz to gigahertz. Measurements with spectrum and network analysers at high frequencies show that the components not always behave as expected. The know-how to master this makes the course both useful and exciting.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

In contrast to ordinary laboratory exercises, where the tasks mostly relate to a particular section in the textbook, you will take the responsibility for all of the phases in the design work. When the specification is stipulated, suitable components must be selected in order to make a realizable design. After reasonable component values have been calculated and a layout is drawn, a printed circuit board is fabricated. Finally the prototype must be verified. This can comprise the use of advanced measurements with spectrum and network analysers or noise figure meter.

Type of teaching
Project work at small groups in the Radio Laboratory. Specialist guidance is offered at set times. Seminars or guest lectures may be presented during the course, covering subjects of special interest in the radio electronics field but also presentation techniques.

The project is presented in a comprehensive written report and in an oral presentation to the other participants in the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Passed project work, oral presentation and written report. Examination is given only once a year after the course.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 24
Selection: The result of ETIN50 RF Amplifier Design
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI041

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Göran Jönsson, Goran.Jonsson@eit.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/etin65
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.