TRANSMITTING SYSTEMS AND RF COMPONENTS
Critical Task: 01-5768.07-0002
In this lesson, you will learn transmitting systems and RF components.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the purpose and characteristics of waveguides, waveguide
filters, joints, mode launchers, isolators, dipole horn, polyrod, cassegrainian feeds, parabolic
deemphasis networks, limiting circuits, and phase-lock-loop circuits are used to improve S/N.
Given lesson material, paper, and pencil.
Demonstrate competency of the task, skills, and knowledge of the material presented by
responding to 70 percent of the test questions covering satellite communications, without
In Lesson 1, we discussed the fundamentals of satellite communications, different terms and definitions
we will address waveguide principles, transmission of energy, and the advantages waveguides have over
ordinary conductors for transmitting energy. As a signal officer, it is your responsibility to be as familiar as
possible with the material presented in this lesson.