Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TNE071 Microwave Engineering, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   ED   ELE   SY   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 50
Rec. self-study hours: 110

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Electrical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of the course is to provide a through coverage of fundamental principles of microwave engineering with focus on modern microwave sensor (radar) applications. Besides enhancing general radio frequency circuit theory covered in previous courses, it also introduces the fundamental of microwave circuit analysis and design, from electromagnetic theory to radar systems. Starting with a concise presentation of the electromagnetic theory, the course leads to passive and active microwave circuit design supported by complex Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for high-frequency systems. After completing the course, the student can:
  • Maxwell's and Helmholtz's equations, wave solutions, TEM, TE and TM wave propagation modes, and account for the relevant propagation modes for transmission lines
  • Describe the concept of plane waves in different transmission media, polarized plane waves and plane wave reflection in mathematical form
  • Calculate the characteristic parameters of a rectangular waveguide
  • Use Smith Chart to design matching networks. Understand different concepts of impedance matching, i.e., narrow- and broadband impedance matching
  • Describe, analyse and design basic passive and active microwave circuits such as couplers, amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, etc.
  • Describe, analyse on system level different radar system, e.g., pulse-, Doppler radar
  • Understand radar parameters, radar architectures and radar signal processing. Apply knowledge to determine specifications and find solutions for different modern radar applications
  • Carry out the design of microwave circuits and systems using advanced simulation tools

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Electromagnetism, RF Electronics

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Antenna Theory

Lectures, classes and laboratory exercises. Laboratory sessions are compulsory. Written laboratory work in form of an unitary project report.

Course contents:
Electromagnetic theory, transmission line theory, transmission lines and waveguides, impedance matching, microwave resonators, power dividers and couplers, microwave mixers, oscillators, radar as microwave sensors for modern, short range applications.

Course literature:
David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, Wiley & Sons 2005, ISBN 0-471-44878-8.
A number of scientific journal papers will be used to link the course content to actual research in the field.

Written examination
Laboratory work with oral and written presentation
4,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Adriana Serban
Examiner: Adriana Serban
Link to the course homepage at the department

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 06/01/2016