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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEEM044
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: GAO S Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
2 hour closed book examination
Laboratory and written report
Part time students; 2 hour closed book examination
Qualifying Condition(s) 
Full time students who do not complete the written laboratory report will be disqualified
Module Overview
The design of RF systems and their circuits underpin the production of mobile communications, satellite communications, radar, intelligent wireless devices, broadcasting and other technologies where understanding of the system concepts as well as the circuit design. This module builds on the fundamentals learned in EE3.rfm to focus on the state of the art applications and demonstrate the importance of the underlying theoretical and design concepts.
Module Aims
• To provide practical and hands on demonstrations of RF system concepts and circuit design.
• To broaden understanding of RF principles into problem solving applications.
• To demonstrate RF test and measurement skills necessary in the engineering industry.
Learning Outcomes
• To have sound knowledge of systems and concepts used in several examples of radio technologies.
• To apply theory to real time problem solving exercises.
• To have attained a level of competence in RF test and measurement.
Module Content
RF Spectrum Management
• Use of spectrum, different bands

Microstrip Circuit Designs
• Transmission lines from microstrip
• Quarter-wave transformer matching
• Matching network design using lumped-element components
• Matching circuits design using transmission lines

• Carrier wave generation
• Crystal oscillators

Digital Modulation
• Designing mixers for ASK, PSK and FSK modulation and demodulation

Frequency Synthesis
• Usage of frequency synthesisers
• Phase lock loops

Microwave Devices and RF Amplifier Theory and Design
• Microwave devices BJT and FETs
• Biasing and gain
• Dynamic range, third order intercept, intermodulation
• RF amplifier theory and design

Digital Broadcasting
• Case study on digital broadcasting including antenna theory, array antennas, slotted cylinder antennas, solid state and tube power amplifiers, receivers, noise management, COFDM, DVB-T standard, plane earth propagation and diffraction.

Printed Circuits for RFID
• RFID and NFC case studies
• Tag design
• H antennas

RF Test and Measurement
• Wheatstone bridges
• Network analyser design
• Spectrum analyser measurements
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lectures and laboratories, both practical and CAD experiments
Selected Texts/Journals
Pozar, D. Microwave Engineering 3rd edition, Wiley 2005

Collins, G.W. Fundamentals of Digital Television Transmission 2001 Wiley USA

Kraus, J.D. Antennas for all applications 3rd edition, 2002

Hutson, G.H. , Shepherd, P.J. & James Brice, W.S, Colour Television.
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