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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC121 - Microwave engineering
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    
0211 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   15 Jan 2016 pm H,  04 Apr 2016 pm EKL,  24 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Jan Stake


Replaces

MCC120   Foundations for microwave engineering RRY020   Radio and microwave engineering


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge in circuit theory, analogue electronics, multivariable calculus, Fourier analysis, complex variables and functions, transmission line theory, electromagnetic wave theory.

Recommended courses are: Electromagnetic waves and components (RRY036); Högfrekvensteknik (EEM021); Wireless and Photonic systems engineering (SSY085).

Aim

The aim of this course is to provide the foundation for microwave theory and techniques. Participants will learn how to analyse devices, circuits and structures that interact with electromagnetic fields and with dimensions comparable to a wavelength, or when wave propagation effects must be considered. The goal is to give participants the opportunity to design a basic passive microwave circuit, using modern CAD tools, and experimentally verify the design with modern microwave vector network analysers.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Analyse wave propagating properties (TE, TM, TEM), of guided wave structures (coaxial line, micros trip line, stripline, coupled lines, rectangular and circular waveguides)
  • Apply N-port representations for analysing microwave circuits
  • Apply the Smith chart to evaluate microwave networks
  • Design and evaluate impedance matching networks
  • Design, evaluate and characterise directional couplers and power dividers
  • Design and analyse attenuators, phase shifters and resonators
  • Explain basic properties of ferrite devices (circulators, isolators)

Content

The course treats analysis and design methods of passive microwave circuits and components. Topics: Field analysis of guides waves on planar transmission lines and rectangular/circular waveguides, Scattering matrix, N-port representations, Foster's reactance theorem, excitation of waveguides, Smith Chart, impedance matching with reactive lumped elements / stubs, impedance transformers (Chebyshev, quarter wave), theory of small reflections, coupled lines, even-odd mode analysis, directional couplers, power dividers, attenuators, phase shifters, ferrite devices, resonators, and finally microwave measurement techniques.

The course contains three lab exercises (worth 1.5 university credit points): 
  1. Design of a passive microwave component (branch line coupler)
  2. Microwave measurements with vector network analyser (VNA)
  3. Computer lab (3D EM simulation of waveguide structures)

Organisation

The course is organised around lectures, tutorials, experimental work and home assignments as follows: 
-Lectures 28h
-Tutorials 28h
-Laboratory work 12h
-Home assignments 
 A half-day educational visit to a local microwave company is also provided.

Literature

Microwave Engineering by David M. Pozar, 4th edition, 2011.
ISBN13: 9780470631553
Scientific and technical papers
Further reading:
Robert E. Collin: Foundations for microwave engineering: 2nd ed, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992/2001.

Examination

Passed written examination (open book), completion of three lab exercises, completion of home assignments.


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