Antenna Designer Interview Questions - RF Cafe Forums
Post subject: Antenna Designer Interview Questions Posted:
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:44 pm
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!
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.
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