18-513: RF Circuits and Antennas for Wireless Systems

Units: 12

The demand for wireless products is growing at an impressive rate. This interdisciplinary course will team students from electromagnetics with students from analog circuit design to explore the concepts of basic antenna design and measurement as well as RF transceivers. The students will have the opportunity to design and build transmitter or receiver sub-systems, based on their application of interest. Designs may be done with discrete components for AM, FM and VHF (TV) receptions or with integrated components for UHF applications, such TV, wi-fi, etc. Integrated with these efforts will be the design of several types of widely used antennas. Students will design, construct, and test an antenna to meet stated specifications using a combination of theory, electromagnetic simulators and lab experiments. The focus of this course will be the construction of an antenna/tranciever system. In addition to the project, several lectures will be given to introduce students to the specific applications and to consolidate previous course materials as they apply to the project.

Prerequisites: (18-300 and 18-320) or 18-402


Areas:

Applied Physics, Circuits

Designations:

Capstone Design
Last modified on 2008-02-25

Past semesters:

F13, F12, F11, F10, F08