Course Details

ELE447 - Microwave Techniques Laboratory I

2022-2023 Fall term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Birsen Saka Supervisor 21-25
Res.Asst. Ýbrahim Bozyel Assistant 21-25
Weekly Schedule by Groups
Section Day, Hours, Place
Section-1 Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:00, Microwave Lab
Section-2 Wednesday, 13:00 - 14:00, Microwave Lab
Section-3 Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:00, Microwave Lab
Section-4 Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00, Microwave Lab
Section-5 Thursday, 12:00 - 13:00, Microwave Lab

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.

ELE447 - Microwave Techniques Laboratory I
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 0 3 1 2
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE445
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Experiment, Project Design/Management, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE445 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES I.
Course objective : Students successfuly completing this course are expected to: Learn basic characteristics of transmission lines. Understand standing wave forms and measure VSWR. Measure power, attenuation, and phase constant. Determine the cut-off frequency in waveguides. Measure impedance.
Learning outcomes : Measure incident, reflected and dissipated power in transmission lines and waveguides. Use the simulation programs for transmission lines and waveguides. Understand the application of impedance matching techniques. Measure and determine the impedance and scattering matrices. Understand the maximum power transfer.
Course content : Basic microwave measurements. VSWR, frequency, wavelength, power measurements. I-V characteristics of detectors, scattering matrix measurements.
References : 1) Lecture notes and laboratory handouts.; 2) Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar, Addison Wesley.; 3) Foundations For Microwave Engineering, R. E. Collin, McGraw-Hill.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Basic concepts for microwave lab. usage
2 Introduction to simulation programs
3 Use of simulation programs
4 Exp. 1: Standing wave, reflection and impedance mismatch on transmission lines
5 Exp. 2: Specifying cut-off frequency and mode of rectangular waveguides and measurement of VSWR
6 Project, Part1: Transmission line and waveguide theoretical design
7 Exp. 3: Power measurements and I-V characteristics of a diode detector
8 Project, Part 1: Transmission line and waveguide theoretical design
9 Exp. 4: Characteristic impedance and input impedance measurement on transmission lines
10 Project, Part 2: Simulation of transmission line and waveguide
11 Exp. 5: Impedance matching for transmission lines
12 Exp. 6: Attenuation constant and phase constant measurements, network analyzer usage
13 Project, Part 2: Simulation of transmission line and waveguide
14 Project presentations
15 Preparation for final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 6 5
Laboratory 6 15
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 30
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 0 0
Final exam 1 40
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 60
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 40
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 0 0 0
Laboratory 6 1 6
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 6 3 18
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 1 5 5
Project 1 20 20
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 0 0 0
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 10 10
Total workload 15 39 59
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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