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Radio Communications for Industry

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This course is aimed at personnel in the mining, oil & gas industry, and in both public and private defence and security sectors.

You'll benefit from this workshop if you are involved in SCADA, instrumentation, process control and other control/monitoring systems roles such as:  

  • Instrumentation technician/Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Electronic technicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Process development engineers/Process control engineers
  • Control systems sales/applications engineers
  • Consulting or Design engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Project engineers

 

  • Implement simple RF links for control and monitoring system
  • Understand the jargon, terminology and latest techniques of wireless communications
  • Design (using software tools), install and commission (using dedicated test equipment) an effective RF link
  • Perform simple path loss and gain/loss calculations in decibels
  • Learn how to troubleshoot wireless system problems using RF test equipment
  • Select the main components of RF links
  • Conduct a site survey
  • Implement effective security on wireless systems
  • Explain infrastructure requirements for RF systems
  • Communication system modes
  • Basic elements of a wireless link
  • Production and composition of an electromagnetic wave
  • Free Space attenuation vs. frequency
  • Factors influencing propagation of radio waves
  • Multipath interference effecting a wireless link
  • Frequency spectrum allocation
  • Gain and loss decibel measurements/calculations with examples
  • Modulation techniques with a practical exercise on digital modulation performance in a wireless environment
  • Spread spectrum techniques
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Antenna types and selection, Diversity methods
  • Transmission lines types and selection
  • Data communication standards
  • Typical RF test equipment used for troubleshooting, system design and commissioning
  • Typical RF measurements with practical examples such as VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, etc.
  • Wireless system design procedure and infrastructure requirements
  • Practical exercise in wireless system path profiling using software tools
  • Practical exercise on the implementation of a wireless system design based on
    industry practice

To enrol you must have a:

  • Certificate III or higher in Electronics or Electrical. Please note currently working in the industry preferred but not essential, OR
  • Certificate II in Electronics or Electrical plus currently working in the Electronics industry

The delivery format of this course is a combination of online theory and on campus practical component. The practical component can be completed over two half days on campus by appointment.

Contact us via email to register your interest for the next intake - pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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Continuous enrolment, 2022

Midland - On Campus and on-line

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