ECE Course Outline

ECE6361

Microwave Design Laboratory (2-3-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 6360
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
This laboratory course will teach microwave measurement/design fundamentals for both passive and active components. Students will use both CAD tools and network analyzers.
Textbook(s)
Change, Bahl, & Nair, RF and Microwave Circuit and Component Design for Wireless Systems, John Wiley, 2002. ISBN 9780471197737 (required)

Topical Outline
Introduction to the Microwave Design and Characterization Environment
  Coax line design
  Network analyzer and calibration techniques

Designing Transmission Structures and Measuring S-Parameters
  Comparison tradeoff study of microstrip vs. coplanar waveguide
  Design of microstrip directional coupler and magic T
  Characterization of two-port passive components

Single Stage Amplifier Design and Characterization
  Design of single stage amplifier with design rules
  Design and fabrication with hybrid components
  Characterization of two-port active components

Oscillator Design and Characterization
  Design of three terminal oscillator with design rules
  Design and fabrication with hybrid components
  Characterize active component

Semester Design Project