Project Description

Course Overview

This short online course describes free space propagation followed by terrestrial propagation, where environmental features such as buildings, trees and moving objects give rise to multipath effects. There’s also an overview of RF link budgets and a simple link budget calculation. Review quizzes are included throughout the course to test knowledge and understanding.

What you will learn
  • Understand the basics of wireless propagation and channels

  • Know the effects of multipath propagation

  • Know the effect of propagation delay and delay spread
 on signals
  • Understand the concept of frequency-dependent fading

  • Define the elements that make up a link budget analysis

Technical Level


Time to Complete

Approx. 45 mins

Course ID


Course Curriculum

9 modules – 15 video lessons – 30 mins total
– video lesson   – pdf download   – app download   – quiz

1.1 Course Overview  

2.1 Harnessing Wireless Propagation  
2.2 Wireless Channel Characteristics  
2.3 Free Space Propagation  

3.1 Satellite RF Communications Link Budget  

4.1 Terrestrial Propagation  
4.2 Two-Ray Model for Terrestrial Propagation  

5.1 Multipath Effects  
5.2 Propagation Delay and Delay Spread  
5.3 Multipath Propagation Mechanisms  
5.4 Gaussian Statistics  

6.1 Measured Indoor Propagation  
6.2 Frequency Dependent Fading  

7.1 Link Budget Elements  
7.2 RF Propagation – Sample Calculation  

8.1 Review Questions  

9.1 Recommended Reading  

Includes 1-year unlimited individual access to all course content

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