Course Title: Develop solutions to RF amplifiers problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6765C

Course Title: Develop solutions to RF amplifiers problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Kemps Cheng

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4691

Course Contact Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

This course covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with RF amplifiers. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of RF amplifier circuits and device operation and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH082B Develop solutions to RF amplifiers problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for RF amplifiers electronic problems.
2. Develop engineering solution for RF amplifiers electronic problems.
3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for RF amplifiers electronic problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the RF amplifiers problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Effective strategies are formed to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out effectively.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of RF amplifiers circuit, device operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to RF amplifiers problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each RF amplifiers problem are obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving RF amplifiers problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Unplanned events are dealt with safety and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards.
3.1 Solutions to RF amplifiers problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed.
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified person(s) required to implement solutions to RF amplifiers problems are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve RF amplifiers problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.


Learning Outcomes


 


Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line, microwave propagation, antenna and commissioning & redesign of communication systems.
  •  Practical activities to develop skill in construction the working model of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line & antenna systems. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify fault and verify the performance as specification.
  • Industrial visit to look at the actual radio and related equipments from the industry.  (It will depend on the arrangement with the radio company.  If it can be arranged, the teaching schedule will vary.)
  • Work performance simulation projects involving the re-design and commissioning of selected systems, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberDateTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1 

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, equipments (in the lab) & OHS issues.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2

 
2 

Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,  
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
3 

Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.

UEENEEH067B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
UEENEEH068B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
UEENEEH082B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

 
4 

Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Laboratory Exercise
5 

Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Laboratory Exercise
6 

Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Written Assignment (A total of
7 

EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
8 

EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.

 UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Laboratory Exercise
9 

EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Laboratory Exercise
10 

Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Project Report
11 

Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems.

Written Test 1 (40%)

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
12 

Commission electronics and communications systems.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
13 

Commission electronics and communications systems.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
14 

Preparing the final project.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
15 

Presentation for the final project.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
16 

Presentation for the final project.

UEENEEH067B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.12.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEH068B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
UEENEEH082B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
17  Centralised Exam Period Week 1Final Project Report
18  Centralised Exam Period Week 2 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summate assessments as follows:
• Laboratory exercises
• Written assignments
• Progressive test


Assessment Tasks

• Written Test, 40 %
• Assignment and work performance simulations projects 55%
• Laboratory work 5 %

This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleAssessment Types
labAssignmentProject/presentationTest
UEENEEH067BCommission electronics and communications systemsCommunication Engineering 2XXXX
UEENEEH082BDevelop solutions to RF amplifiers problems
UEENEEH068BModify-redesign of electronics and communications systems

Other Information

Useful websites:
http://www,acma.gov.au 
http://www.arpansa.gov.au

  • This course is delivered in a cluster (Communication Engineering 2) in conjunction with EEET6741C, EEET6742C, & EEET6765C. (Commission electronics and communications systems, Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems, & Develop solutions to RF amplifiers problems). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of All competencies UEENEEH067B, UEEDNEEH068B and UEENEEH082B.
  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, lab reports.

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