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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6360 Course Syllabus


Microwave Design (3-0-0-3)

Lab Hours
0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours

Technical Interest

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ECE 3025


Catalog Description
Applications of electromagnetic theory to microwave components and systems. Introduction to the latest characterization and design techniques including monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology.

David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering (4th edition), John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 9780470631553 (required)

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1.	Explain design principles for commonly used microwave passive components including the underlying schematic, simulation, implementation and measurements details.
2.	Explain the fundamentals of noise generation and its effect on the performance of microwave systems.

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1.	Develop and analyze design equations to evaluate the performance of microwave components.
2.	Convert the design equations into hardware implementations which can be measured.

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):
1.	Design and implement filters with various performance criteria that can be measured and correlated with the simulated data.

Topical Outline
 1. Electromagnetic Theory
    a. Review of Maxwell?s Equations, Dielectrics
    b. Plane Wave, Polarization, Energy and Power
    c. Normal & Oblique Incidence
 2. Transmission Lines
    a. Basic Transmission Line Theory
    b. Smith Chart 
    c. Quarter Wave Transformer
    d. Generator and Load Mismatches, Lossy Transmission Line			
    e. Lossy Transmission Line							
    f. Matching with Lumped Elements						
    g. Single Stub Tuning; Double Stub Tuning					
    h. Microstrip line, Stripline, CPW; Wave velocities, Dispersion			
    i. Theory of small reflections and Binomial transformers			
    j. Chebyshev Transformers							
    k. Tapered Lines and Bode-Fano Criterion					
    l. Rectangular Waveguides & Surface Integrated Waveguide (SIW)		
    m. Impedance and Equivalent Voltages and Currents, Z & Y Matrices		
    n. Scattering Matrix, Transmission Matrix					
    o. NA Measurements, Signal Flow Graphs and Calibration		
 3. Filters
    a. Periodic Structures						
    b. Filter Design									
    c. Filter Transformations				
    d. Filter Implementation							
    e. Stepped Impedance Filters			
    f. Coupled Line Filters						
 4. Phase Shifters	
 5. Dividers and Couplers
    a. Basic properties of dividers and couplers					
    b. T-Junction and Wilkinson Power Divider					
    c. Quadrature Hybrid							
    d. Coupled Line Couplers							
    e. 180 degree Hybrid		
 6. Antenna Beam Forming & Butler Matrix
 7. Noise in Microwave Circuits						
 8. Noise Figure								 
 9. Active Circuits
10. Non-Linear Distortion & Dynamic Range