Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2020 - 12.03.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Learning Outcomes (valid 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.

Content (valid 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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 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.

Workload (valid 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).

Study Material (valid 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).

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-26.2110 Fundamentals of Radio Engineering

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 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.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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