13M071MMT - Millimeter Waves

Course specification
Course title Millimeter Waves
Acronym 13M071MMT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Microwave Engineering
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition None.
    The goal Introduction to modern millimeter-wave systems. Define basics of active and passive components used in generation and transmission of millimeter waves. Explain the specifics and limitations of those components at millimeter-wave frequencies. Present methods for analysis and design of quasioptical systems using Gaussian beam propagation, geometrical optics and geometrical theory of diffraction.
    The outcome Gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in analysis and design of millimeter-wave circuits and systems. Learn utilization of analytical and numerical methods, and modern CAD tools, as well as independent problem solving using computers. Acquire proficiency in critical evaluation of trade-offs between the design goals and in obtaining solutions that yield optimal performance.
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    Contents of lectures History of millimeter waves. Modern millimeter-wave systems. Devices and transmission. Waveguides. Oscillators. Nonlinear analysis and design. Mixers, modulators, and frequency multipliers. Computational analysis of high-frequency structures. Quasioptics. Gaussian beam propagation. Geometrical optics and geometrical theory of diffraction. Terahertz technology and emerging applications.
    Contents of exercises Design of millimeter-wave circuits using modern CAD tools. Numerical analysis of millimeter-wave circuits and system components. Student projects.
    1. E. Carey and S. Lidholm, Millimeter-wave integrated circuits, Springer, 2005.
    2. V. E. Lyubchenko, The science and technology of millimetre waves components and devices, Taylor and Francis, 2002.
    3. T. Teshirogi and T. Yoneyama, Modern millimeter-wave technologies, Ios Press, 2000.
    4. P. F. Goldsmith, Quasioptical Systems: Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propagation and Applications, IEEE Press/Chapman & HdI Publishers, 1998.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures and problem-solving classes with exercises in computer aided design.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 20
    Seminars 50