WIST-202 - Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission Lines and Antennas

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 90 hours Prerequisites: WIST 201 with a minimum grade of C- (55%) or higher. Delivery Method: Blended Cost: $655.44 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course%20Outlines/WIST202.pdf

This course investigates Radio Frequency (RF) signal propagation in cables and through free space. Concepts related to transmission of the RF signal within cables and causes of transmission impairment are explored. Free space propagation of an RF signal as an Electromagnetic (E/M) field is examined. The properties of RF signals radiated by an antenna system will be explored. RF filtering systems are introduced, including cavity filters. The practical component of this course will include forward and reflected power measurements, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) minimization and Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) fault location techniques for transmission line systems. Antenna operational parameters will be measured, and cavity filter alignment will be performed.