RFT398 – Advanced Radio Frequency Principles

RFT398: Advanced Radio Frequency Principles

Overview: Advanced RF Principles course provides an overview for professionals involved in the specification, procurement, design, testing, operations and optimization of next-generation wireless and communications systems. (Prerequisite RFT101 or demonstrated proficiency.)

This course is an interactive hands-on program intended for anyone working in the area of radio frequency communications who requires a technical level of advanced RF principals applied to various communication technologies such as Microwave, SATCOM, VSAT, GSM, CDMA, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, and more.image1


  • Overview of RF Systems
  • HF, VHF, and UHF Radio Systems, including Analog and Digital/li>
  • RF System Design & Integration
  • Capturing RF System Requirements
  • RF System Requirements Analysis and Design
  • Transceiver and Receiver Architecture
  • High-Speed PC Board Layout and Design
  • Software Defined Radio and Next Generation Hardware
  • Modulation Techniques
  • DSP Digital Signal Processing
  • RF Testing and Measurement

Objectives: Objectives

  • Learn critical details of major RF systems analysis and design advances
  • Learn the structure of RF systems and associated issues
  • Learn about critical RF design and engineering procedures and principals
  • Learn how to work with specifications, procurement, design and development, testing, and operation of current and future RF systems
  • Assess RF system design/operations
  • Assess effects of RF system advances on communications technique effectiveness
  • Examine and evaluate RF systems performance and optimization processes
  • Analyze RF system components
  • Step through a practical process for analyzing, optimizing and managing advanced RF networks
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    Who should attend: RFT398 is intended for technical personnel involved with RF system design/operations, Engineers and managers engaged or expect to be engaged in the specification, procurement, design and development, testing, and operation of current and future RF systems.

    Course Justification: This course is heavy on the technical side and examines applications for RF test and measurement techniques. RF Test has been an issue of concern for top management.

    Student Receives:

    • Hands-on RF Test Experience
    • Textbook
    • Bound Course Notes with detailed experimental procedures.
    • Softcopy of all course materials
    • Certificate of Completion

    Dr David R. Carey

    Dr David R. Carey

    Instructor: Dr. David R. Carey is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre PA and founder/CEO of Four Hound Solutions LLC. Dr. Carey is an internationally recognized expert and contributor in the Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) community. At Wilkes University, Dr. Carey teaches graduate and undergraduate courses that specifically address RF and Microwave theory as it applies to Automatic Test. Recently he held the position of Chief of the Automated Test Equipment Development and Support Branch at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Dr. Carey received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.

    Pricing: RFT398 – Advanced Radio Frequency Principles







    By Request

    4 days


    $1,995 per attendee (Includes US Travel) Min. 5 students, Max. 15 student.



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    4 day



    Wilkes-Barre, PA



    $1,495 per attendee (Min. 3 students) $1,295 per 4+ from same company