Subject description - AE2B17VMT

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AE2B17VMT High Frequency and Microwave Technique
Roles:PO, V Extent of teaching:2+2L
Department:13117 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:Z


Goal of the lectures is to explain to students basic principals of rf. and microwave circuits, both passive and active (e.g. attenuators, couplers, isolators and circulators, modulators, oscillators, mixers and amplifiers). In conclusion to subjects on theory of EM fields a topics of transmission lines and waveguides (e.g. microstrip line, coplanar line, circular, , H and dielectric waveguide) and resonators (a section of transmission line, cavity, open, dielectric) are described Further a circuit analysis based on scattering parameters is being explained. Basic applications of rf. and microwave circuits are being discussed.

Study targets:

Goal of the lectures is to explain basic principals of rf. and microwave circuits, both passive and active.

Course outlines:

1. Overview of applications of microwave technique
2. Scattering parameters - definitions, evaluations, analysis of microwave circuits
3. Transformation of impedances
4. Oriented graphs - analysis and synthesis of microwave circuits
5. Microwave circuits based on waveguides and coaxial lines
6. Microstrip, slotted and coplanar transmission lines - parameters
7. Resonant circuits (cavity, open, dielectric and ferrite), microwave filters
8. Dielectric waveguides, optical fibres, slow wave structures
9. Passive microwave circuits - attenuators, couplers, etc.
10. Nonreciprocal microwave circuits (ferrite isolators, circulators and modulators).
11. Microwave semiconductor devices and microwave tubes
12. Active microwave circuits - detectors, oscillators, multipliers
13. Active microwave circuits - mixers, amplifiers
14. Rf and microwave transmission systems (transmitters, receivers, parasitic effects)

Exercises outline:

1. Overview of basic EM field equations for microwave technique
2. Evaluation of scattering parameters - analysis of microwave circuits
3. Transformation of impedances - solved problems
4. Examples of oriented graphs and its use for analysis and synthesis of microwave circuits
5. Calculation of basic parameters of waveguides and coaxial lines circuits
6. Calculation of basic parameters of microstrip, slotted and coplanar circuits
7. Design of resonant circuits (cavity, open, dielectric and ferrite), microwave filters
8. Basic parameters of dielectric waveguides, optical fibers, slow wave structures
9. Laboratory experiment n.1. Waveguide and coaxial measurement setup
10. Laboratory experiment n.2. EM field along transmission lines
11. Laboratory experiment n.3. Scattering parameters of microwave passive circuits
12. Laboratory experiment n.4. Microwave tubes
13. Laboratory experiment n.5. Dielectric parameters of materials
14. Laboratory experiment n.6. Transmission of radio signal


1. Chen, L.F. et al.: "Microwave electronics", Wiley, 2004
2. Pozar, M.D.: "Microwave Engineering". Addison-Wesley PC, Massachusets 19933.Rizzi, P.A.: "Microwave Engineering - Passive Circuits". Prentice Hall, New Jersey 1988
4. Scott, A.W.: "Understanding Microwaves?. John Willey & Sons, Inc., New York, 1993




Microwave technique

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BEKME1 Communication Technology PO 5
BEEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 5
BEEEM_BO Common courses V 5
BEEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 5
BEKYR1 Robotics V 5
BEKYR_BO Common courses V 5
BEKYR3 Systems and Control V 5
BEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 5
BEOI1 Computer Systems V 5
BEOI_BO Common courses V 5
BEOI3 Software Systems V 5
BEOI2 Computer and Information Science V 5

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