DS2RFM - RF and Microwave Filters

Course specification
Course title RF and Microwave Filters
Acronym DS2RFM
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 Cover the advanced RF/microwave filter design. Introduce filter design alternatives: image-parameter method and insertion-loss method. Provide essentials for designing RF/microwave filters with non-standard specifications, such as filters with several bands or filters with very wide bands.
      The outcome Understand advanced RF/microwave filter concepts and design stages. Identify nonstandard filter specifications and technological requirements. Design advanced microwave filters by synthesis, tuning and optimization. Verify the filter design by a full-wave 3D electromagnetic filter simulation.
      Contents of lectures Review of fundamental quantities, concepts and stages in RF/microwave filter design. Advanced design of coupled-resonator RF/microwave filters. Tunable and reconfigurable filters. Multiband and ultra-wideband filters. Quasi-lumped filters. Multilayer, substrate-integrated waveguide, LTCC and LCP filters. Defected ground structures. Waveguide filters with planar circuit inserts.
      Contents of exercises Computer simulations. Fabrication of a filter.
      1. M. D. Lutovac, D. V. Tošić, B. L. Evans, Filter Design for Signal Processing using MATLAB and Mathematica, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2001. ---, Reprint for P. R. China, Publishing House of Electronics Industry, Beijing, China, 2002. (Original title)
      2. J.-S. Hong, Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 2011. (Original title)
      3. IEEE Microwave Magazine, focused issue: Microwave Filter Synthesis, vol. 12, no. 6, Oct. 2011. (Original title)
      4. L. Wanhammar, Analog Filters Using MATLAB, Springer, New York, 2009. (Original title)
      5. P. Jarry, J. Beneat, Advanced Design Techniques and Realizations of Microwave and RF Filters, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 2008. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 50
      Projects 50
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0