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Electrical Engineering 461 Microwave Engineering Course by happo7


									Electrical Engineering 461: Microwave Engineering

Course Description: Microwave Engineering. Review from electromagnetics, transmission
lines and waveguides, impedance matching, passive components, stripline and microstrip
line circuits, dielectric waveguide, laboratory experiments, industrial and biomedical
applications. Prereq: ElecEng 361 (P) or Equiv.

Textbook:     D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 1998. (required)
              Microwave Engineering-EE461 notes, G. Hanson (required)

Prerequisites by Topics:

   •   Basic concepts from electromagnetics and physics (electric field, magnetic field, field
       theory of capacitance, inductance, resistance, electromagnetic material parameters)
   •   Basic concepts of plane waves

Course Learning Outcomes:

   •   Students will develop a solid understanding of the components encountered in typical
       high-frequency systems.
   •   Skill in the analysis and design of microwave circuits incorporating transmission lines
       will be developed.
   •   The basic principles of, and need for, impedance transformation and matching
       networks will be understood.
   •   Students will become accustomed to simulation of high-frequency circuits using
       software tools for analysis and design.
   •   Students will be able to write technologically correct, clear, and concise, technical
       reports using modern software tools.

Topics Covered:

   •   Basic high-frequency phenomena: wavelength and characteristic sizes, and the need
       for distributed systems.
   •   Review of electromagnetics and plane waves in uniform space
   •   Transient transmission line analysis and applications
   •   Steady-state transmission line analysis and design
   •   Physical transmission line structures (stripline, microstrip, grounded slabs,
       rectangular waveguide, dielectric fibers)
   •   Impedance matching (transformer, lumped element, single stub, double stub, single
       and multisection quarter-wave transformers)
   •   Passive high-frequency circuit components (couplers, dividers, magic tees)

Class/Laboratory Schedule: 42 lectures

Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component:

   This course contributes to the engineering topics component of the curriculum, primarily
   in engineering science and engineering design. Students learn fundamental high-
   frequency electrical engineering science concepts.

Relationship to Program Objectives:

   Program Outcome                  Explanation
       i.       Students learn the basic properties of fundamental high-frequency passive
                circuits and circuit elements.
       ii, iii. Students learn basic microwave engineering.
       vi,vii. Students will use a circuit simulation program (Pspice) to analyze basic
                microwave circuits.
       xi.      (partially met) Students often work in teams of two in completing a design

Prepared by: George Hanson, September 6, 2001.

Methods of Assessment:

   •   Graded homework
   •   Graded examinations
   •   Graded project
   •   Course evaluation by students
   •   Instructor judgment

Resources Commonly Available:

   •   Instructor
   •   PSpice software

Desirable Student Competencies:

   •   Algebra, general physics principles, basic electrical concepts

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