Radio Frequency Principles (2020)

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The intent of Radio Frequency (RF) Principles Knowledge Unit is to provide students with a basic understanding of radio frequency communications.

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After completing the KU, students will be able to:

  1. Identify methods for isolating RF emissions.
  2. Identify techniques for obfuscating RF transmissions.
  3. Discuss the tradeoffs associated with bandwidth data rate, modulation, complexity, acceptable BER, and signal spreading.

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  1. Basics of electromagnetic radiation, Antennas, Information Modulation, Digital Modulation, Spectral representation, Bandwidth, BER, Eb/No vs. S/N
  2. Limiting Access in RF
  3. Propagation Principles

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RFP