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Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation (RFIM)

Thomas Brinkoetter  (Owner, RadioSiteTest)

Rob Rowlands  (Senior Account Manager, Gap Wireless)

Location: N239

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

This is a multi-day course that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday.
***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break.

This course will provide a background in the frequency spectrum and RF technology and review causes and sources of interference. Spectrum analyzers will be covered in detail along with software functions and tools to support interference hunting. Many interference hunting cases will be presented.

Students will have hands-on time with a variety of modern commercial spectrum analyzers. A “Tiny SA” spectrum analyzer will be given to the students for use during the labs.

The content will include:
Basic RF Signal Theory
Frequency Spectrum
Decibels
Unlicensed vs. Licensed
Modulation
Radio Propagation
What is interference?
Sources of Interference
Interference Examples
Antennas
Spectrum Analyzers
Key specifications
Real Time vs. Swept
Spectrum Analyzer Measurements
Interference Hunting Tools
Field Measurements

Certification: Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation (RFIM)
Certification Test: included in the price of the workshop