Oct 14, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EE 429 - Microwave Engineering

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course emphasizes microwave transmission media, especially microstrip, coax and waveguide. The theory is developed for each line in order to gain insight into transmission characteristics and operation. This is followed by a study of microwave resonant circuits, nonreciprocal ferrite devices and other microwave components. Additional insights are developed using electromagnetic field simulation and laboratory measurements. (prereq: EE 3212  or EE 3214 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the operation of and calculate key properties of microstrip characteristics and microstrip components
  • Utilize RF/microwave simulation software in high frequency circuit analysis
  • Describe and sketch field patterns in common high frequency transmission media, especially microstrip, stripline, and rectangular and circular waveguides
  • Determine the analytic expressions for the electromagnetic fields inside rectangular and circular waveguides
  • Describe the operation of and key specifications of microwave resonators and ferrite devices

Prerequisites by Topic

Course Topics
  • Transmission lines and Maxwell’s equations review (2 classes)
  • TEM, especially microstrip, media and components (4 classes)
  • Rectangular and circular waveguides (7 classes)
  • Microwave resonators (2 classes)
  • Microwave ferrite and other components (3 classes)
  • Homework sessions. (2 classes) [Exams are typically take-home]

Laboratory Topics
  • Laboratory topics and schedule intended to be at the discretion of the instructor; typical laboratory topics:
  • RF/microwave simulation
  • Measurements of RF/microwave components
  • RF/microwave project (usually in microstrip)

Coordinator
Robert Strangeway



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