Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 20.01.2020
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
Univ. Lect. Clemens Icheln, Sen. Univ. Lect. Juha Mallat, as well as N.N. as course assistant.
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I-III 2018 - 2019 (autumn, spring)
I-III 2019 - 2020 (autumn, spring)
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The student can outline the basic operation of generic RF (radio frequency) electronic circuits, design RF electronic circuits, test experimentally the performance of a circuit, and analyse the basic factors that affect its performance. Furthermore, the student can solve design problems collaboratively in small groups, and present project results in a concise and comprehensible manner. Finally, the student understands principles and masters practices of common microwave measurements.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
System-level design and evaluation of RF devices, also considering noise and non-linearity. I.e., design of active RF circuits, and experimental evaluation of a prototype, including measurements of output spectrum and of scattering parameters.
Details on the course content (applies in this implementation):
- System-level design and evaluation of microwave devices, also considering noise and non-linearity.
of active microwave circuits such as a radio transceiver, as well as
experimental evaluation of an own prototype, including basic network analysis
(i.e. of scattering-parameters) through vector-network-analyser (VNA)
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
In-class quizzes, learning diaries, reporting group project results in a seminar, and a final in-class quiz.
Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation):
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact hours 30 h (2 h about every week). Independent work 105 h.
Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation):
- 5 ECTS
⇔5 x 27 hours = 135 hours of working
- 15 x 2 hours = 30 hours of contact teaching
⇔2 hours per week
- 50 hours of independent studies, average 2-3 hours per week
- 55 hours of project work, average 3 hours per week
given number of hours for students' work is only indicative. It is subject
to e.g. pre-knowledge and skills of a student (see pre-requisites).
Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation):
Lecture slides as well as selected manufacturers' application notes can be found on the course's MC space.
The main course text book is: Teppati et al (ed.): Modern RF and Microwave Measurement Techniques(2013)
The second recommended text book is: R.J. Collier, A.D. Skinner: Microwave Measurements, IET (2007)
A third text book is available: N. B. Carvalho, D. Schreurs: Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (2013)
Supplementary textbook in Finnish: A. Lehto, A. Räisänen: Mikroaaltomittaustekniikka, Otatieto, TKY 875, (2007)
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
S-26.3120 Radio Engineering, laboratory course
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Basic vector network analyzer/spectrum analyzer measurements, understanding of active RF components (diode/transistor biasing, stability, matching), microstrip-line design of passive components (filters, couplers, etc.).
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
language class 3: English
Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation):
Contact sessions in form of lectures and seminars are on Mondays at 12:15 - 14 in the regular OIHA116 "Seminar Room", whereas PCB soldering workshops and measurements labs are in ELE department, Maarintie 8.
- Teacher: Clemens Icheln
- Teacher: Riku Kormilainen
- Teacher: Juha Mallat