MSc in Electrical Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||MICROWAVE ENGINEERING|
|Course Unit Code||AEEE516|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Electrical Engineering (Technical Electives) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
The Wave Equation:
Plane Waves, Losses in conductors and dielectrics.
Microwave Transmission Lines
The distributed circuit representation of transmission lines, transient response of transmission lines, phase and group velocity, dispersion, TEM, TE, TM waves, parallel- plate transmission line, dielectric slab waveguide, coaxial cable, stripline, microstrip, coplanar waveguide.
Series and parallel resonators, the Q-factor, coupling to resonators.
L and PI matching networks, single and double stub matching, RF transformers, scattering matrix, the scalar and vector network analyzer/ theory of calibration.
3-Port RF Devices
Power combiners/dividers, the Wilkinson divider, circulators and isolators.
4-Port RF Devices
Directional couplers, the 90- degree hybrid, the 180- degree ring hybrid.
Coupled Lines and Devices
Coupled lines as a four port, coupled line directional couplers, the lange coupler.
Periodic structures, the insertion loss method, the Kuroda identities, stepped impedance filters, coupled- line filters.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
The taught part of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. The structure of the course teaching is based on lectures (3 hours per week) in a classroom.
During the lectures several related exercises are solved on the board with participation of the students. Several problems are left unfinished for the students to complete at home. Other problems are used as assignments. Topic notes are compiled by students, during the lecture which serve to cover the main issues under consideration. Students are also urged to use the textbook assigned to the course. Related homework problems are also assigned from the textbook as a turn in assignment or for homework practice. Also, students are advised to use the reference books for further reading and practice in solving related exercises.
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|Language of instruction||English|