Microwave Design


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Electromagnetics

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Prerequisites: ECE 3025

Corequisites: None.

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.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

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. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) 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. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) 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. ( Not Applicable ) 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. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

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.

Course Objectives

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