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CWAP® Certified Wireless Analysis Professional: Official Study Guide by Ben Miller, Peter Mackenzie, David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott

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Chapter 11

Spectrum Analysis

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

  • Spectrum Analyzer Options
  • Review of RF Fundamentals
    • Cycle
    • Amplitude
    • Frequency
    • Free Space Path Loss
    • Decibel (dB)
    • Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
    • Noise floor
    • Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
    • Receive sensitivity
    • Narrow band vs. spread spectrum
    • Channel widths and spectral masks
  • Modulation Schemes
  • How Network Interface Cards (NICs) Work
    • Wired NICs
    • Wireless NICs
  • How Spectrum Analysis Works
    • Modulation vs. raw energy
    • Frequency domain vs. time domain
  • Displaying Spectrum Analysis Data
    • Enter the waterfall plots
    • Spectrum density
    • Duty cycle
    • Noise floor
    • Wi-Fi integration
  • Locating and Identifying RF Interference Devices
    • Device classification
    • Techniques for ...

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