RF Electronic Systems

Through-life Support Cost Reduction and Improved Health Management Technologies for RF Electronic Systems, Cranfield University

RF Engineering, also known as Radio Frequency Engineering, is a subset of electrical engineering that deals with devices which are designed to operate in the Radio Frequency spectrum. These devices operate within the range of about 3 kHz up to 300 GHz. RF devices include almost everything that transmits or receives radio waves which include, but are not limited to, radar, mobile phones, WiFi, radio and walkie talkies.
This study looked at the best practices in implementing health monitoring capabilities in RF sensor and embedded processing electronics. The research aims are three fold:

  1. To obtain information regarding subsystems and systems from domain experts
  2. To perform effectiveness analysis of the potential diagnostic/prognostic intervention capabilities and strategies for RF/embedded electronic systems
  3. To perform a best practice/literature investigation of HUMS, etc. technologies for electronic and RF systems.

Awarded to: Suresh Perinpanayagam