By (author): Pekka Eskelinen

Copyright: 2003
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781580536660

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An excellent resource for engineers and engineering students alike, this practical design guide offers you a comprehensive overview of the most important aspects and components of radio frequency equipment and systems. The book applies theoretical fundamentals to real-world issues, extensively using examples from recent design projects. You learn how to configure an effective receiver and transmitter architectures from commercial blocks, determine the most efficient ways of circumventing wave propagation problems in a real network, assemble a reliable test environment for an RF project, and make a design survive in the real operating environment. Moreover, this handy reference shows you how to design a small instrumentation radar system and an airborne telemetry system. Other key discussions include circuits and components for system evaluations and design, RF measurement instrumentation, antennas and associated hardware, and guidelines for purchasing test equipment. The book also serves as a valuable on-the-job training resource for sales engineers and a graduate-level text for courses in this area.
Table Of Contents
Preface. Introduction - Definitions. What the Reader should Already Know. Style of Approach. Goals in System Design. The Spirit of System Design. Reliability and Availability. Effects of User Profile. Project Working.; Available Parameters - Standardization and Regulations. Frequency. Power. Noise Figure. RF Transmission Lines. Geographical Topology. Modulation. Effects of the Baseband Signal. Signal Processing. Non-Electrical Factors.; Systems Problems Involving Wave Propagation Mechanisms - Propagation Models in Brief. Means to Counter Adverse Conditions. Examples.; Circuits and Components for System Evaluations and Design - Standard or Custom Design. Passive Modules. Active Modules. Mechanics. Purchasing Modules for Equipment Development.; Antennas and Associated Hardware - Antenna Selection Criteria. Some Antenna Types. Antennas as Mechanical Elements. RF Transmission Lines. Connectors. Rotary Joints and Flexible Waveguides.; Transmitters, Receivers and Transceivers - Requirements for Transmitters. Block Diagram. Choosing the Building Blocks. Requirements for Receivers. Block Diagram. Choosing the Building Blocks. Selecting a Receiver for the System. Transceiver Specialties. Examples.; RF Measuring Instrumentation - Defining a Test Set-Up. Typical Test Instruments for Systems. Ready-Made or Tailored. About Computer Control. Examples.; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms. List of Symbols. Biography. Index. ;


  • Pekka Eskelinen Pekka Eskelinen is a professor in the radio laboratory and head of the Institute of Digital Communications at the Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland, where he received his M.Sc. and D.Sc. in electrical engineering. He is also the coauthor of Microwave Component Mechanics and Digital Clocks for Synchronization and Communications, both (Artech House, 2003).