Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 07.01.2019 - 14.03.2019

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Contact the course teachers during the contact sessions.

Outside the teaching period the teachers are also reacheable with email.

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV 2018 - 2019 (spring)
III-IV 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After successful completion of the course the student is able to explain the basic theories, models and design methods applied in microwave engineering starting from the fundamental theories of electrical engineering (see the course content).

Based on the theories, models and design methods the student is able explain the operational principles of basic microwave components, circuits, and systems. He/she can also calculate the relevant microwave circuit and system parameters analytically and with computer simulations.

The student can explain the radiowave propagation, as well as the biologican effects and safety issues of radio frequency radiation. He/she is able to calculate basic characteristics of radio links based on propagation models.

In addition, the student learns to master his/her studies - i.e., he/she is committed to the studies, he/she can independently plan and execute the studies in given time, he/she has ability for self-directed learning, working and reflecting his/her studying skills.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Transmission line theory and common transmission lines. Smith chart and impedance matching. Microwave network analysis. Resonator theory. Mixing phenomenon. Radio receiver architectures. Noise characterization of a receiver. Radio wave propagation. Biological effects and radiation safety.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Preliminary tasks, return exercises (analytical and computer simulation), clicker tests, final exam. The successful completion of the course requires active participation in the contact sessions. The assessment criteria are to be specified in the beginning of the course.

Närmare information om bedömningsgrunderna och -metoderna och om hur den studerande kan ta del av bedömningen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

  • Mastering
    the learning outcomes of the course are shown by answering the weekly
    clicker lecture questions and returning the weekly preliminary tasks in
    MyCourses and the exercise problems in contact sessions.
  • The clicker lectures affect about 21% (27/129 = 0,209)
  • The preliminary tasks affect about 14% (18/129 = 0,140)
  • The exercise problems affect about 65% (84/129 = 0,651).
  • It is not
    possible to retake the clicker lectures and the preliminary tasks, but
    the exercise problems can be re-returned under certain conditions (read
    the instructions of the return).
  • Tentative grading plan: 50% of
    the total points → course passed with satisfactory (1) level, 60% → very
    satisfactory (2), 70% → good (3), 80% → very good (4) and 90% →
    excellent (5).

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 50 h (5 h per week, 10 weeks) and independent work 85 h (8.5 h per week).

Preciserad belastningsberäkning (gäller denna kursomgång): 

  • 5 ECTS 5 x 27 hours = 135 hours of working
  • 10 x (2+3) hours = 50 hours of contact teaching 5 hours per week
  • 85 hours of independent working average 8.5 hours per week
  • The number of hours for independent work is only indicative. It is
    affected by the pre knowledge, skills, working "efficiency" and grade target of the student.
  • The
    students with the grade target higher than "good" 3 and/or the
    preknowledge lower than the average are assumed to work more than the
    nominal working hours (135).

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

D. Pozar: Microwave Engineering or other microwave engineering basic book (e.g., A. Räisänen - A. Lehto: Radio Engineering for Wireless Communication and Sensor Applications).

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-26.2110 Fundamentals of Radio Engineering

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of engineering mathematics, circuit theory, electronics, electromagnetics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, mathematical softwares, circuit and EM simulator softwares.

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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