Course Details

ELE445 - Microwave Techniques I

2023-2024 Spring term information
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ELE445 - Microwave Techniques I
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 6
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : ELE345
Concurrent courses : ELE447
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE447 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES LABORATORY I.
Course objective : This 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 : Be able to carry out field, voltage and current wave analysis in transmission lines and waveguides. Be able to use the equivalent circuit model for transmission Lines and waveguides. Learn the techniques of impedance matching. Learn the impedance and scattering matrices of microwave junctions. Carry out microwave measurements.
Course content : Plane 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.
References : 1) Lecture notes; 2) Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar, Addison Wesley.; 3) Foundations for Microwave Engineering, R .E. Collin, McGraw-Hill.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Plane waves, wave equations and boundary conditions
2 Maxwell's equations in waveguides
3 TEM, TE and TM modes
4 Field analysis of transmission lines
5 Distributed circuit analysis of transmission lines
6 Loaded transmission lines and power flow
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Impedance Matching Techniques
9 Usage of Smith Chart
10 Waveguides
11 Basics of microwave measurements
12 Midterm Exam II
13 Impedance and scattering matrix
14 Wideband matching circuits
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 2 60
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 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 4 56
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 2 25 50
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 35 35
Total workload 31 67 183
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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