CTS 016: RF Fundamentals

In This Episode

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Before getting into the episode, I wanted to thank you, the listener, for downloading and listening to episodes of Clear To Send. Without you, this podcast would be nothing.

Also, thanks to my previous interview guests for being part of the podcast:

  • Eddie Forero
  • Adrian McCaskill
  • Adrian Granados
  • Jussi Kiviniemi
  • Todd Smith
  • Jennifer Huber
  • Lee Badman

Thanks @wifichef for mentioning what he was thankful for:

RF Fundamentals

In this main segment, I talk about RF Fundamentals.

There are four characteristics of RF signals and that is:

  • Wavelength
  • Frequency
  • Amplitude
  • Phase

There are nine RF behaviors to know about:

  • Absorption
  • Reflection
  • Scattering
  • Refraction
  • Diffraction
  • Attenuation loss
  • Free Space Path Loss
    • Free space path loss formula

      Free space path loss formula from Wikimedia

  • Multipath
  • Gain
Sine Wave

A Sine Wave

Links and Resources Mentioned

Li-Fi in an office

Example of Li-Fi Use

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

2 comments on CTS 016: RF Fundamentals

  1. Lasana Murray says:

    Hello,

    Thanks for doing this, stumbled across it while searching for wireless podcasts. ­čÖé

    One question though; should behavior 4 be refraction instead of retraction?

    1. Rowell says:

      Yes you’re correct! Thanks for catching that error.

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