Course Details

ELE 686 Spectral Domain Methods in Electromagnetics
2020-2021 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Supervisor(s):Dr. Çiğdem Seçkin Gürel
OnlineFriday10:00 - 12:45

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
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Preparing and/or Presenting Reports
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveBasic objective of the course is to give idea on current electromagnetic and optic component design applications and analysis methods to students . 
Learning outcomes
  1. Learn some recent electromagnetic and optical component design
  2. Apply some techniques to analyse such components
  3. Learn about recent materials used in the design of such components and their advantages
Course ContentReview of basic electromagnetic theory
Microwave Integrated Circuits (MIC), basic structures and design
Analysis of MICs in spectral domain
Obtaining Green?s functions in spectral domain for MICs.
Application to microstrip antennas and resonators.
Frequency Selective Surface design principles, their analysis in spectral domain
Different design applications
Metamaterials and their applications to electromagnetic component design, Electromagnetic design examples using recent materials .

References1.Shaykal, D. M., 1990, Spectral Domain Method for Microwave Integrated Circuits, Research Studies Press, U.K.
2.Christophe Caloz, Tatsuo Itoh, Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications, John Wiley, 2005. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Review of basic electromagnetic theory
Week 2Microwave Integrated Circuits (MIC), basic structures and design
Week 3Full wave analysis in spectral domain
Week 4Full wave analysis of MICs in spectral domain
Week 5Full wave analysis of MICs in spectral domain
Week 6Obtaining Green's functions in spectral domain
Week 7Obtaining Green's functions in spectral domain
Week 8Application to microstrip antennas and resonators.
Week 9Frequency Selective Surface design principles
Week 10Frequency Selective Surface design in spectral domain
Week 11Frequency Selective Surface design in spectral domain
Week 12Midterm
Week 13Metamaterials and their applications to electromagnetic component design (presentations)
Week 14Metamaterials and their applications to electromagnetic component design (presentations)
Week 15Final Exam
Week 16Final Exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes600
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes400

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)14684
Presentation / Seminar Preparation13030
Homework assignment4416
Midterms (Study duration)13232
Final Exam (Study duration) 13636
Total Workload35111240

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.  X  
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. X   
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems.  X  
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.  X  
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.  X  
6. Produces novel solutions for problems.   X 
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects.  X  
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.    X 
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work.X    
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively   X 

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

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