DS2ME - Microwave Electronics

Course specification
Course title Microwave Electronics
Acronym DS2ME
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Microwave Engineering
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition None.
      The goal Familiarization with advanced theory, design, and optimization techniques of active microwave circuits with emphasis on training in efficient and competent utilization of modern CAD tools. Design of an active microwave circuit with prototype manufacturing and measurements of relevant parameters. Introduction to research.
      The outcome Acquire proficiency in designing more complex active microwave circuits. Acquire skills to perform independent research.
      Contents of lectures Microwave solid-state devices. Analysis of nonlinear microwave circuits: time-domain analysis and harmonic balance analysis. Microwave amplifiers. Small-signal amplifiers and nonlinear amplifiers. Advanced design and optimization techniques of complex microwave circuits. Oscillators. Mixers. Frequency multipliers. Frequency synthesizers. Modulators. Microwave integrated circuits.
      Contents of exercises Student projects. Analysis and presentation of published papers.
      1. D. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, New York: Wiley, 2004. (Original title)
      2. R. Gilmore and L. Besser, Practical RF Circuit Design for Modern Wireless Systems, Volume II: Active Circuits and Systems, Norwood: Artech House, 2003. (Original title)
      3. G. Gonzalez, Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design, New York: Prentice Hall, 1997. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures and directed study.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 30
      Projects 70
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0