RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY

Course Information
TitleΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΡΑΔΙΟΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΩΝ / RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY
CodeΗΦΤ303
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKatherine Siakavara
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600016905

Programme of Study: Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
TĪLEPIKOINŌNIESCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)328

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600238411
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of theory of antennas and microwaves
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and experience of analysis and synthesis of antennas and microwave circuits based on computer aided design. Knowledge and experience on issues and methods for prediction of large scale power coverage by base station-antennas at mobile telecommunication networks. Knowledge and experience of satellite and terrestrial communication systems and microwave devices measurements.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Section 1 (20 hours) Computer Aided Antenna design a) Synthesis and simulation of operation of antenna arrays for UHF transmission stations and calculation of radio-coverage b) Synthesis and simulation of operation of antennas for mobile communication networks and calculation of large scale coverage in urban environments c) Synthesis and simulation of operation of narrow and wideband microstrip antennas for mobile units of communication. Section 2 (12 hours) Microwave circuits Computer Aided Analysis and Design. a) Analysis, synthesis and simulation of linear microwave circuits, (Microwave Networks analysis via Signal Flow Diagrams): 1-Port (Matching), 2-Port (Filters), 3-Port (Power Dividers, Circulators), 4-Port (Directional Couplers, Ring Couplers). b) Design and simulation of non- linear Microwave circuits via Harmonic Balance and Circuit Envelope: Sources-Oscillators, Amplifiers and Mixers. Section 3 (20 hours) Experimental Lab exercises a) Scattering parameter measurements using Vector Network Analyzer, b) Reception and measurements of satellite signals, measurements of electromagnetic radiation intensity in FM and UHF c) Study of microwave devices in the X-band region (8-12GHz) d) RF electromagnetic radiation measurements – Estimation of hazard e) Optical Link measurements using OTDR
Keywords
Radiocommunications, Array synthesis, Radio-coverage estimation, S-parameters, radiation intensity, electromagnetc radiation measurements, Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), microwave devices, OTDR
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Utilization of specialized software packages for Computer Aided Design of antennas and microwave circuits. Utilization of mathematical software, measurement instruments and experimental devices. Electronic submission and evaluation of assignments (elearning.auth.gr)
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures150.6
Laboratory Work963.8
Tutorial40.2
Interactive Teaching in Information Center602.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams50.2
Total2008
Student Assessment
Description
Score from the lab excercise procedure (20%) Final exam (30%) Lab report (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Eργαστηριακές Σημειώσεις - Εγχειρίδια χρήσης του λογισμικού και του εργαστηριακού εξοπλισμού και - Application Notes
Additional bibliography for study
- Laboratory Notes - User manuals for software and laboratory equipment and - Application notes
Last Update
03-12-2021