Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to radio wave propagation: Radio frequency bands, standardization, regulations.
Tropospheric wave propagation: Stratification, propagation of radio waves, standard atmospheric model, tropospheric refraction, tropospheric indices.
Ionospheric radio propagation: Solar emissions, earth's magnetic field, plasma, morphology of ionosphere, ionospheric propagation, ionospheric communications, prediction of propagation characteristics, ionospheric scattering, special issues.
Wireless radio coverage: Services, radio coverage networks, radio coverage in LF, MF and HF bands, local radio coverage in VHF and UHF bands, ITU-R recommendations.
Propagation of radio waves beyond the horizon: Propagation through the troposphere, tropospheric propagation modes, tropospheric scattering, tropospheric scatter propagation geometry, radio propagation profile, geometric parameters, climate classification.
Short-range communications: Applications, propagation outside and inside buildings, ITU-R recommendations for short range outdoor propagation, loss calculations, multipath models, polarization characteristics and fading, ITU-R recommendations for indoor radio wave propagation, loss and delay models.
Radio noise and wave propagation: Definitions, sources, main results, relation of radio noise to frequency, noise due to atmospheric gases, man-made noise.
Optimization techniques for radio link design and reception: Fading, improved radio reception, diversity techniques (space, frequency, polarization, time, multipath).