Making Sense of Radio Frequency by CRFS provides readers with an introduction to radio frequency concepts, including:

  • Why Radio Frequency (RF) Matters
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum and RF
    • What is RF Spectrum Monitoring
    • Spectrum Planning and Allocation
    • Spectrum Sharing
  • Historic RF Milestones
  • RF Fundamentals- Key Terms
  • What are the Biggest Challenges of RF Spectrum Monitoring?
    • High RF Performance Receivers
    • Minimizing the Noise of the Receiver
    • Accurately and Reliably Measuring a Wide Dynamic Range
    • Capturing RF Signals from the “Air” to a Digitized Form
    • Reducing the Noise Floor
    • Knowing Which Technique to Use- Spectrum Sweeps or I/Q Data Recording
    • Spectrum Sweep
    • I/Q Data Recording
  • Fundamentals of RF System Engineering
    • RF Recording and Replay
    • RF Systems Complexity
    • Modulation
    • Carrier Frequency and Bandwidth
    • Emitters and Receivers
  • RF Interference, Spoofing, and Jamming
    • What is Radio Frequency Interference?
    • How to Detect RF Interference
    • How to Block RF Interference
    • What is RF Interference Hunting?
    • What is an RF Interference Filter?
    • How to Fix and Find RF Interference
    • What is RF Spoofing
    • What is RF Signal Exfiltration
    • What is an RF Cyber Attack?
    • How do you Detect RF Jamming?
  • Common RF Myths
  • RF Testing
  • Conclusion

This information is relevant to both UAS and Counter-UAS professionals alike. It can be accessed here as an article or downloaded for future reference as a .pdf- Making Sense of Radio Frequency (RF)

See Also-

CRFS: How to record and extract signals from BIG RF data

Why RF receiver sensitivity is important for law enforcement