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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE4350 Course Syllabus


Electromagnetic and Microwave Applications (3-0-3)

CMPE Degree
This course is Elective for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree
This course is Elective for the EE degree.

Course Coordinator
Tentzeris,Emmanouil M

ECE 3025 [min C]


Catalog Description
Concepts of electromagnetic fields as applied to microwave circuit design and antenna radiation.

Pozar, Microwave Engineering (4th edition), Wiley, 2011. ISBN 0470631554, ISBN 978-0470631553 (required)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. understand meaning and use of fundamental transmission line concepts: traveling and standing waves, wavelength, characteristic impedance, attenuation.
  2. design common transmission lines (coaxial, microstrip, stripline) to achieve a given characteristic impedance.
  3. understand the Smith chart (generalized reflection coefficient plane) and its use for fundamental transmission line calculations.
  4. design simple matching networks using lumped elements, quarter-wave sections, and stub tuners.
  5. understand basic principles associated with waveguide: modes (TEM, TE, TEM), cutoff frequency, guide wavelength, velocities.
  6. understand the concept of resonance and quality factor (Q) for lumped element circuits, transmission line sections, and metallic cavities.
  7. be familiar with the scattering matrix representation for microwave devices and the special properties that result for lossless and reciprocal devices
  8. understand the operation of simple power dividers and 4-port hybrids.
  9. design low pass, band pass, and high pass filters using the insertion loss method.
  10. understand the basic concepts associated with antenna performance, such as, field pattern, directivity, beamwidth, gain, radiation resistance.
  11. understand the relationship between transmission and reception for a single antenna and link calculations for two antennas (Friis formula).

Student Outcomes
In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.
  1. ( LN ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. ( LN ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. ( LN ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. ( LN ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. ( LN ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. ( LN ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. ( LN ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Topical Outline
1.	Impedance Matching Techniques
   a.	Use of the Smith Chart
   b.	Quarter-wave matching
   c.	Stub tuning

2.	Transmission Lines & Waveguides
   a.	General Principles
   b.	Stripline
   c.	Microstrip
   d.	Parallel Plate Waveguides
   e.	Rectangular Waveguides

3.	Resonators
   a.	Transmission Line Resonators
   b.	Rectangular Waveguide Cavities

4.	Microwave Device Analysis
   a.	S Parameters
   b.	Power Dividers
   c.	Directional Couplers & Hybrids

5.	Filter Design
   a.	Insertion Loss Method
   b.	Filter Transformations

6.	Antennas
   a.	Antenna Parameters (Directivity, Beamwidth, etc.)
   b.	Wire Antennas (Dipoles, Loops)
   c.	Principles of Aperture Antennas (Horn, Reflector)