Quick background, I have a degree in computer science and took a job as an entry level developer a few months ago. The company is in the electronics industry and produces hardware, but there is a lot of internal software development.
I have no background in electronics/radio frequency, but it is something that is interesting to me and I was offered the job with the understanding I had ZERO knowledge in the fields of EE and RF. When I started my manager went over some training goals for the first six months and one is learning RF basics so I have a basic idea of what people are talking about when I am speaking with a technician or engineer.
So far I am picking up the basics and have done programming related to using RF equipment and working with RF basics. However, recently a project has come up that, in my opinion, is well beyond my knowledge and far beyond what I would think would reasonably be expected of me at this point. I've told my boss that while I understand the basics of the project, the actual calculations, implementation I am not comfortable with, but he hasn't really given my any answer or direction either way.
Since this is bound to come up again in the next two or three days, how do I best explain to my boss that while I have made progress with learning the basics and have demonstrated this through my work, this new project requires a level of knowledge that is significantly greater than what I have only having three months of RF and EE experience?