Test and Evaluation of RF Systems

Course Description

Review the requirements for testing radio frequency (RF) circuits and systems for radar, communications, and electronic warfare systems.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Nov 6, 2018 Nov 8, 2018 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,195 18354
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
18301 Mar 27, 2018 Mar 29, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,195

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/talent-management/organizational-development and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Managers, Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians who specify, perform, or work with data from RF system test and evaluation.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how RF circuit and system performance drives requirements for RF testing
  • Learn the accuracies and limitations of differing measurements and test equipment
  • Learn the common definitions of different tests and how to interpret measured data
  • Learn the uses of and have hands-on laboratory experimentation with test equipment including spectrum and network analyzers, power meters, high speed oscilloscopes, and antenna pattern tests.
  • Examine test and evaluation of RF subsystems including antennas, receivers, and transmitters


  • Basics of RF circuit and systems performance that drive test requirements
  • Accuracies and limitations of RF test equipment
  • Receiver / Exciter testing including noise figure, compression, gain, dynamic range, spurs, phase noise and chain analysis
  • Transmitter testing including high power, compression, third order intercept, rise and fall times, droop, and harmonics
  • Antenna pattern measurements
  • Use and experimentation with test equipment including spectrum and network analyzers, power meters, and an antenna pattern measurement range with multiple labs distributed throughout the class
  • Performance and testing of hybrid analog/digital systems including ADCs and DACs
  • Impacts of communications waveforms on RF specifications and testing

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Glenn Hopkins