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Post subject: Antenna Designer Interview Questions Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:44 pm
Hey all,
I'm an RF/Microwave engineer, a recent grad., with very little antenna design exp. The only antenna design experience i have(if you can call it that) is feed network of phased arrays made up of phase shifters for X-band radar apps at my current position. I am interviewing for a microwave/antenna design position next week. They already know I am inexperienced per our phone interview, but I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on interview questions an employer might ask for this kind of position? I know its vague but I was just wondering what I should brush up on as 'basics' in the field since they know that I am a novice, but are expecting some knowledge. Thanks in advance for any help!
-AC


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Post subject: Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:25 am
If you are a new grad, do not worry about antenna specific questions. I would not even try to bone up on antenna design. What you should bone up on are the microwave basics, like the smith chart. Make sure you know your way around a smith chart. Interviewers are also likley to ask basic circuit theory questions, so make sure you can solve basic circuits. Personally, I would try and and stay away from a job that solely deals with antenna design. The reason for this is that there are few jobs requiring antenna designers so you risk concentrating your skills around a field that has a minimal demand. However, I have found that there is a high demand for enginneers skilled in microwave design. I have been laid off once, and I managed to find a job in 2 weeks even in tight job market because of my microwave design experience. Good luck.


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Post subject: questionsPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:10 pm
Did u get to go for the interview. What did they ask you. was it basically microwave basics or antenna basics. it would be greatful if you could share it with us





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