The Importance of Having a Critical Thinking Hands-On Project for Students in Electronic Communications Course

Stephen Frempong
2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This paper discusses one of the projects in Electronic Communications II course which gives students the opportunity to think and apply their knowledge in electronics, communications and mathematics to design, build and test frequency modulated communication transmitter. The course is also designed to meet ABET general criteria 3: Student Outcomes (b, d, e). The transmitter consists of four blocks. There is audio source block which is a computer to provide the audio signal that needs to be
more » ... at needs to be modulated, a frequency modulator circuit that is used to combine both the audio and the high frequency carrier, a high frequency oscillator circuit that generates above 88MHz and below 108MHz carrier, a power amplifier to enhance the frequency modulated signals, and finally to an antenna to radiate the electromagnetic signals.
doi:10.18260/p.26189 fatcat:s5xqyucha5a6hlvz4ftt5wcpl4