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RF Microwave Lab

Location: 20-116
Coordinator: Dean Arakaki
Facilitates: EE 375, EE 445, EE 455, EE 456, EE 480, EE 502, EE 541, EE475, EE504

Description

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The RF communication laboratory at Cal Poly is truly amazing.   The department chair as been to many laboratories across the nation but never has he come across a better equipped undergraduate laboratatory.   Thanks to Anritsu and Keysight Technologies for making this happen along many Alumni donors.

The RF Microwave Laboratory services the required EE 375 (Signal Transmission Laboratory), as well as EE 445 (RF Amplifiers), EE 455 (Analog Filters), EE 456 (Digital Communications), and EE 480 (Wireless Communications) senior EE technical elective laboratory courses. The Microwave Lab also provides equipment for  project students to construct and characterize analog, RF and microwave-related design projects.

The laboratory contains 10 vector network analyzers, signal generators to 20 GHz, Spectrum Analyzers Impedance Analyzers, GHz bandwidth oscilloscopes along with standard item like function generators, power supplies and digital multimeters.   Our drawers are full of rf/microwave components used in projects.

Of special note is our EE541 radar systems laboratory where students build a fully functional radar system each year (both hardware and software)

A fully functional amateur radio station is found in this lab that covers HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave bands.   Antennas include a wide choice of dipoles, broadband discone antennas, and a full satellite downlink and uplink station.

This lab also is equipped with a teaching anechoic chamber and screen room.  The equipment in this lab is companion to the advanced communication sytems lab across the aisle in 20-113.

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