The Wonderful World of RF Power (Principles and Applications of Radio-Frequency Power) 🗓 🗺

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Iowa State University 2229 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa Map

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The October Central Iowa Section meeting will be a presentation on the principles and applications of Radio-Frequency (RF) power.  This will be a joint meeting with Iowa State University Student Branch.


This talk provides an overview of the applications of RF power.  It begins with the history of how RF power was generated.  Next is a short overview of RF power amplifiers, transistors, and transmitters.  The talk then presents numerous applications including broadcast, communication, and navigation and radar.  Finally it describes systems for applications such as RF heating, Magnetic-Resonance Imaging, and particle accelerators.

Frederick H. “Fritz” Raab
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The Wonderful World of RF Power (Principles and Applications of Radio-Frequency Power)

This talk provides an overview of the applications of RF power.  It begins with the history of how RF power was generated.  Next is a short overview of RF power amplifiers, transistors, and transmitters.  The talk then presents numerous applications including broadcast, communication, and navigation and radar.  Finally it describes systems for applications such as RF heating, Magnetic-Resonance Imaging, and particle accelerators.

Biography:

Frederick H. “Fritz” Raab is Chief Engineer and Owner of Green Mountain Radio Research, an R&D firm which he founded in 1980.  He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1968, 1970, and 1972.  He received the I.S.U. Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering in 1995, was named an IEEE fellow in 2006, and received the MTT-S Pioneer Award in 2019.  He is coauthor of the classic textbook Solid State Radio Engineering and over 100 technical papers.  He was program chairman for RF Expo East ’90 and founded technical committee MTT-17 that expanded the MTT-S to include HF/VHF/UHF engineers.  He is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, AOC, RCA (fellow), and ARRL.  “Fritz” is an extra-class amateur-radio operator W1FR (licensed since 1961) and was coordinator of the ARRL 500-kHz experiment which was instrumental in gaining the new 630-meter amateur band.

Email: fraab@gmrr.biz