Course detail

RF Measurements and Automation

FEKT-GREMAcad. year: 2019/2020

Basic measurement error definition, statistical data evaluation. Measurement automation, principals of basic programs. Precise measurements, parameters stability. Measurement devices for high frequency range. Network and impedance analyzers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able (1) to use basic measurement methods, he or she is able to (2) analyse measured data and he or she is able to design modern automation measurement system. He or she is able to realize the controlling program in Agilent VEE (4), Matlab (5) and LabView (6).


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor’s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SYDENHAM, P. Handbook of Measurement Science, Volume 1, Theoretical Fundamentals. John Wiley & sons, Eastbourne, 1986. (EN)
SYDENHAM, P. Handbook of Measurement Science, Volume 2, Practical Fundamentals. John Wiley & sons, Eastbourne, 1988. (EN)
PIEPER, J.M. Automatic Measurement Control (A tutorial on SCPI and IEEE 488.2). Rohde&Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG, 2007. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam from the subject will be done by distant form.
Tests written during semester and laboratory exercises (30 points), final exam (70 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Measurement error definition, error quantification. Correct measurement rules.
2. Automation measurements.
3. Introduction to LabVIEW environment.
4. A/D convertors.
5. Signal generators.
6. Basic oscilloscope measurements.
7. Frequency measurements.
8. Spectrum analysers.
9. Scalar network analysers.
10. Vector network analysers.
11. Impedance analysers.
12. Data acquisition units.
13. Software defined measurement devices.

Laboratory exercises:
1. Introduction to LabVIEW environment.
2. Two port RF device measurement by spectral analyser.
3. Measurement on Vector Network Analyser.
4. Basic measurement with oscilloscope.


Presenting principles of basic measurement methods for high frequency range. Presenting automation techniques, programs. Automation measurement setup.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme TECO-G Master's

    branch G-TEC , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer