Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 16.03.2020 - 28.05.2020

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Assoc. Prof. Ville Viikari

Univ. Lect. Clemens Icheln

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student is able to design and analyze simple microwave circuits and circuit components using CAD tools and/or analytical methods, as well as to describe key characteristics of different components and complete microwave systems.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Design of passive and active circuit components (such as filters, couplers, microstrip-line transitions, amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators). The design assignments can facilitate the design of a small radio system.

Närmare beskrivning av kursens innehåll (gäller denna kursomgång): 

  1. Recap of the fundamentals of impedance matching-circuit design
  2. Design of passive microwave components (resonators,
    dividers, couplers, filters
    , Pozar Chapters 5-8)
  3. Design of active microwave components (amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, rectifiers, Pozar Ch. 10-12 in 3rd ed., or Ch. 10-13 in 4th ed.)
  4. Design of a small radio system using computer-aided design tools (NI AWR software), as group work.

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

In-class quizzes, homework exercises, reporting group project results in a seminar, and final in-class quiz.

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

course is graded 0-5. The final grade is based on the following
assessment methods (including their weights in the final grade in %).

  • In-class
    quizzes (15 %): Students have to answer online quizzes during each
    lecture, and presence in class is required to have these graded (no remote participation).
  • Homework
    exercises (55 %): Assignments are solved either analytically
    (calculations) or using computer-aided design tools (e.g. AWR),
    depending on the topic. The computer exercises can be solved
    individually or collaboratively in groups depending on students' own
    choice. However, students return all their solutions to homework
    assignments individually during a contact session where they are
    presented to a teacher in order to be graded. The group-project
    presentation (and physical presence) in the final seminar contributes to
    this grade.
  • Final
    quiz (30 %): The goal of the final quiz is to assess students' overall
    comprehension of the course, whereas homework assignments concentrate on
    a more detailed level. Presence is required to have the final quiz graded (no remote participation).

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 48 h (2 x 3 h per week, 9.5 weeks). Independent work 87 h.

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 varies subject
    to the pre-knowledge, skills and working "efficiency" of the student.

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

D.M. Pozar: Microwave Engineering (3rd or 4th edition).

Närmare information om kursmaterial (gäller denna kursomgång): 

  • The course book is David M. Pozar Microwave Engineering (either 3rd or 4th ed.).

  • Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

    S-26.3100 RF and Microwave Engineering

    Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

    Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

    Use of CAD tools (e.g., AWR), matching circuit design, S-parameters, use of Smith chart.

    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 4: English, the assessed work may be completed in Finnish or Swedish upon request.

    Närmare information om tidtabellen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

    Contact sessions are held on Mondays at 10:15 - 12 and Thursdays at 9:30 - 12 in Seminar Room A116 in OIH building (Maarintie 6).


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