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|Discipline and Nbr:
TESTS & MEASUREMNTS||
Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||2.00||17 min.||Lab Scheduled||35.00
| ||Contact DHR||1.00|| ||Contact DHR||17.50
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
Operation, applications and limitations of analog voltmeters, digital voltmeters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes. Construction of a transistor AM (amplitude modulated) receiver to be used as a vehicle for troubleshooting. Troubleshooting techniques and procedures are covered in general and then applied to the AM radio using standard test equipment.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Operation, applications & limitations of analog voltmeters, digital voltmeters, signal generators & oscilloscopes. Troubleshooting techniques and procedures will also be covered.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate correct operation of standard test equipment.
2. Identify applications and limitations of standard test equipment.
3. Construct a functioning amplitude modulated (AM) transistor receiver.
4. Evaluate the functions of each stage in a block diagram of an AM
5. Analyze the schematic diagram of an AM receiver to the component
6. Identify proper and accepted troubleshooting techniques and
7. Demonstrate success in troubleshooting using a transistor AM receiver.
Topics and Scope
I. Standard Test Equipment
4. Applications and limitations of measurements
1. Comparisons of analog and digital
2. Correct operational characteristics
3. Applications and limitations
C. Signal Generators
1. Audio versus radio frequency
2. Function generators
4. Applications and limitations
II. Amplitude Modulated (AM) Radio Construction
A. Schematic diagram and layout
3. fabrication techniques
III. AM Radio Operation.
A. Block diagram - function of each stage
B. Stage analysis - function of each component
IV. Troubleshooting Theory
A. "Divide by two" process
B. Signal tracing and fault recognition
C. Troubleshooting techniques
V. Troubleshooting Applications (lab)
A. Electrical faults
B. Troubleshooting techniques
Assignments may include:
1. Problem solving: Construct an AM radio; analyze AM radio operation.
2. Homework: Create a schematic diagram and layout for a radio circuit;
develop a block diagram and determine the operational function of each
stage; demonstrate the "divide by two" process.
3. Class performance and performance exams: Analyze each stage and the
function of each component in each stage; Demonstrate troubleshooting
techniques (skills) on a radio with electrical faults.
4. Write lab reports evaluating troubleshooting techniques.
5. Textbook reading, 30 pages per week.
6. Quizzes (2-3); midterm; final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 50%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
|Class performances, Performance exams, Troubleshooting w/instructor evaluation.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 50%
|Multiple choice, Short answer to simulated problems.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements (2nd
edition). Prentice Hall, 2002.
Carr, Joseph J. Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement: A
Technician's Handbook. Newnes, 1999.