Course Details

ELE 445 Microwave Techniques I
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES I ELE445 7th Semester 3 0 3 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE345 Electromagnetics II
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE447 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES LABORATORY I.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members  
Course objectiveThis course makes an introduction to microwave theory. Students successfuly completing this course are expected to: Formulate voltage and current wave propagation in high frequency transmission lines. Understand the mode concept in rectangular and circular waveguides. Analyze waveguides by field theory and equivalent circuit models. Learn impedance matching techniques. Gain experience in microwave measurement techniques.  
Learning outcomes
  1. Be able to carry out field, voltage and current wave analysis in transmission lines and waveguides.
  2. Be able to use the equivalent circuit model for transmission Lines and waveguides.
  3. Learn the techniques of impedance matching.
  4. Learn the impedance and scattering matrices of microwave junctions.
  5. Carry out microwave measurements.
Course ContentPlane waves. Wave Equation. Transmission lines, phase and attenuation constants. Rectangular and circular waveguides. Mode concept. Impedance transformation and matching techniques. Equivalent circuit analysis and scattering matrices. Microwave measurement techniques. 
References1) Lecture notes
2) Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar, Addison Wesley.
3) Foundations for Microwave Engineering, R .E. Collin, McGraw-Hill.

Course outline weekly

Week 1 Plane waves, wave equations and boundary conditions
Week 2Maxwell's equations in waveguides
Week 3TEM, TE and TM modes
Week 4Field analysis of transmission lines
Week 5Distributed circuit analysis of transmission lines
Week 6Loaded transmission lines and power flow
Week 7Midterm Exam I
Week 8Impedance Matching Techniques
Week 9Usage of Smith Chart
Week 10Waveguides
Week 11Basics of microwave measurements
Week 12Midterm Exam II
Week 13Impedance and scattering matrix
Week 14Wideband matching circuits
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes260
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)22550
Final Exam (Study duration) 13535
Total Workload3167183

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.    X 
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.   X  
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.  X  
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.   X 
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.  X  
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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