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Radio-Frequency Lab

The Radio-Frequency (RF) Laboratory (North Classroom 3815) at the University of Colorado Denver offers students the opportunity to learn modern metrology techniques and practices as they apply to RF systems and devices. Courses taught in the RF laboratory reinforce key concepts and theories from the electromagnetics and electronics series of courses. Using modern equipment, students are exposed to leading-edge technologies that enable them to enter industry one step ahead of others in their field. The laboratory also supports student and faculty research projects that have an electromagnetics component.

Laboratory capabilities

  • Vector Network Analysis
  • Complex Spectrum Analysis
  • Time-Domain Reflectometry and Analysis
  • Characterization of active and passive devices
  • Waveguide test and measurement
  • Communication systems design and analysis
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system development and analysis
  • Automated hardware control and data acquisition

Laboratory equipment

  • Vector Network Analyzers with time-domain capabilities
  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • RF Signal Generators
  • RF system components (mixers, amplifiers, filters, etc.)
  • High Bandwidth real-time sampling oscilloscope

Mark Golkowski, Assistant Professor
Jason Coder, Instructor

ELEC 3133 - Electromagnetic Fields
ELEC 3215 - Electronics I
ELEC 3225 - Electronics II
ELEC 4133 - Advanced Electromagnetic Fields
ELEC 4233 - Radio Frequency Laboratory
ELEC 5133 - Radiation and Antennas