VEE 230 Radio Communication

Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize the students with basic communication
systems and the method by which signals are transmitted and received via amplitude modulation (AM) and
frequency modulation (FM) techniques, as well as the various types and characteristics of transmission lines.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) 1,2,3,& 4 of Electronics Technology and Telecommunication Technology program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VEE 125
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
    2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronics project to a given specification.
    5. Practice a career in the Telecom Industry
    6. Troubleshoot radio receivers
    7. B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
      The student will be able to:

      1. Describe basic communication system and signal processing techniques.
      2. Describe amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) signals.
      3. Describe AM and FM signal path and circuit.
      4. Describe AM and FM modulator and demodulator.
      5. Monitor and measure signal in AM and FM receiver.
      6. Troubleshoot AM and FM transmitter and receiver.


      SLO

      PLO1

      PLO2

      PLO3

      PLO4

      PLO5

      PLO6

      1

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      2

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      3

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      4

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      5

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      6

      D

      M

      D

      M

      M

      M

      I = Introduced
      D = Demonstrated
      M = Mastered

      C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
      The student will be able to:

      General SLO 1. Describe basic communication system and signal processing techniques.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      1.1 List the basic elements of communication system

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      1.2 Discuss signal processing techniques

      1.3 Differentiate analog signal vs. digital signal

      1.4 State safety in radio frequency (RF) communication

      1.5 Identify warning /caution statement and tags

      1.6 Practice personal laboratory safety habits in the experiment

      General SLO 2. Describe amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) signals.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      2.1 Discuss AM signals characteristics and standards

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      2.2 Generate AM signal using function generator and counter

      2.3 Analyze AM signals

      2.4 Analyze FM signals characteristics and standards

      2.5 Generate FM signal using function generator and counter

      2.6 Analyze FM signals

       

      General SLO 3. Describe AM and FM signal path and circuit.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      3.1 Identify wire, cable, connectors and tools.

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      3.2 Splice single wire and connector.

      3.3 Splice registered jack (RJ) cables and connectors.

      3.4 Analyze cabling standards and category performance.

      3.5 Splice coaxial cable and connector.

      3.6 Splice multi-wire cable and connector.

      General SLO 4. Describe AM and FM modulator and demodulator.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      4.1 Analyze AM transmitter/receiver radio frequency (RF) circuit

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      4.2 Discuss AM receiver intermediate frequency (IF) circuit

      4.3 Identify AM receiver detector circuit.

      4.4 Analyze FM transmitter/receiver RF circuit.

      4.5 Discuss FM receiver IF circuit.

      4.6 Identify FM receiver ratio demodulator circuit

      General SLO 5. Monitor modulated signal in AM and FM receiver.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      5.1 Measure accurately voltage maximum (Emax) and voltage minimum (Emin) of AM radio frequency signal.

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      5.2 Measure the volt peak value of AM intermediate frequency signal.

      5.3 Identify and measure AM audio frequency on audio amplifier circuit.

      5.4 Observe FM radio frequency signal and measure Emax and Emin

      5.5 Observe FM intermediate frequency signal and measure the volt peak value

      5.6 Identify and measure FM audio frequency on audio amplifier circuit.

      General SLO 6. Troubleshoot AM and FM transmitter and receiver.


      Student Learning Outcomes

      Assessment Strategies

      6.1 Analyze and trace the power supply line circuit.

      Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

      6.2 Analyze and trace the signal line circuit.

      6.3 Analyze and trace the circuit bias and couplings.

      6.4 Test the input signal of a data distribution circuit.

      6.5 Analyze the result of voltage and signal test and compare the result on the diagram.

      6.6 Locate and isolate the faulty parts.

      D. COURSE CONTENTS

      1. Introduction to RF communication
      2. AM and FM signal using frequency generator
      3. AM and FM signal path and circuit
      4. AM and FM modulator and demodulator
      5. Modulated AM and FM signal monitoring and measurement.
      6. Troubleshooting of AM and FM electronics circuit
      7. E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

        1. Computer Aided Instruction
        2. Practical/Experimentation
        3. Lecture/Demonstration

        F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
        Nida Corporation. (2003) RF Communication. Melborne, FL:Nida Corporation publishing ( or most recent edition).

        G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
        NIDA RF Communication Student resource package (or most recent edition).

        H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
        None

        I. EVALUATION
        Student in telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

        J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
        None

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