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ERR161 - Microwave engineering in communications
 
Owner: EMAST
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Maximum participants: 50

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0101 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   12 Mar 2007 pm V,  01 Sep 2007 am V

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EMAST MSc PROGR. IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Victor Belitsky



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

University courses on the mathematics, vector algebra, physics.

Aim

The course is an introduction to microwave techniques and covers fundamentals of microwaves, including distributed line theory, intro to electromagnetic waves, various types of practical transmission lines (coaxial, waveguide, planar), matching technique, filters and couplers and including basics of microwave mixers and amplifiers.
The course objective is to assist an engineer in understanding of microwave essentials in communication applications. The course could be a good starting point for further study of advanced microwaves.

Content

The course objective is to assist a system engineer in understanding of microwave essentials in communication applications. The course is an introduction to microwave techniques and covers fundamentals of Maxwell equations, distributed line theory, description of various types of practical transmission lines (coaxial, waveguide, planar), matching techniques, filters and couplers. The course gives insight into receiver technology and active microwave components including basis of microwave mixers and amplifiers.

Organisation

The course consists of mixture of lectures and exercises complemented with home works. There are four home works, where students work in small teams of 4 people solving examination-type problems, and compulsory laboratory exercises (2-student team), during which students are guided through microwave CAD and measurements. Students earn up to 12 examination points (out of 60) in case of a successful result on home works and the laboratory; the points will be counted in for final examination mark.

Literature

The main course book is:
S.R. Pennock, P.R. Shepherd, ?Microwave Engineering with Wireless Applications?, Macmillan Press, ISBN 0-333-72801-7, 1998.
Additional course materials, including description of the laboratory project can be found on the course web site:
http://gard04.mc2.chalmers.se/MEC/MEC_IMP_Course.htm

Examination

A written open-book examination takes place at the end of the course.
Re-examination takes place following end of August and end of November.
Please see examination rules: http://gard04.mc2.chalmers.se/MEC/MEC_IMP_Course.htm


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