The general flow of the course is Application - System - Component; individual components are analyzed by Fields - Modes - Equivalent Network. The course proceeds from a review of microwave systems to analysis and synthesis of passive microwave components, then to active, nonreciprocal and nonlinear microwave components.
Applications of microwaves(terrestrial and satellite communications, radar, remote sensing, wireless), system requirements for elements which must be analyzed and synthesized. Propagations modes(TEM, TE, TM, quasi-TEM), attenuation and dispersion of general guidelines. Modeling of discontinuities and junctions using S-parameter matrix. Analysis of circuit components(impedance transformers, directional couplers, hybrids, circulators, filters, solid state mixers, amplifiers and oscillators) and MIC structures(microstrip. coplanar waveguide, slotline, finline, and imageline). Microwave computer-aided design examples. Prerequisites: EE142 or equivalent.



MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am, in room 550 - 550D



Course Reader:
Leeson, D., Microwave Engineering Notes, 2003


David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
Additional recommended :
Vendelin, Pavio & Rohde, Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques, John Wiley & Sons, 1990

Rizzi, P., Microwave Engineering - Passive Circuits, Prentice Hall, 1988

Buderi, Robert, The Invention That Changed the World, New York: Touchstone, 1997


Requirements and Grading

Weekly Homework: 30%

Midterm Exam: 30%

Final Exam: 40%


Last Update: September 24, 2003