Course Details

ELE448 - Microwave Techniques Laboratory II

2023-2024 Fall term information
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ELE448 - Microwave Techniques Laboratory II
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 0 3 1 2
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE446
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Experiment, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE446 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES II.
Course objective : This course aims is to develop an understanding of measurements for the operation of microwave passive devices and filters.
Learning outcomes : Measure voltage reflection coefficients and insertion loss. Learn the measurements of coupling, isolation and directivity of a directional coupler. Recognize passband and stopband of filters. Realize power division in microstrip structures by means of Wilkinson power divider and hybrid ring coupler. Able to use microwave circuit simulation programs.
Course content : Operation of microwave VCO source, crystal detector, and circulator. Coupling, directivity, and isolation measurements of directional couplers. Measurements of reflection coefficient, VSWR, and insertion loss of a low-pass filter. Learn contemporary simulation programs for microwave circuit design.
References : 1) Lecture notes and experiment 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 Measurement of the power generated by a microwave VCO source, using a detector and a circulator
3 Measurement of the coupling coefficient of a directional coupler
4 Frequency response measurement of waveguide T- junctions, 3-dB Wilkinson power dividers and hybrid couplers
5 Midterm I
6 Insertion loss measurement of a low-pass filter
7 Dielectric constant measurement using a ring resonator
8 Insertion loss and reflection coefficient measurements using a network analyzer
9 Midterm II
10 Introduction to microwave simulation software
11 Design of a microwave circuit. Step I: Determination of design parameters
12 Design of a microwave circuit, Step II: Simulation of the designed circuit
13 Design of a microwave circuit, Step III: Implementation and measurement of the circuit
14 Student presentations
15 Preparation for the Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 2 20
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 10
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 2 20
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 0 0 0
Laboratory 10 2 20
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 10 1 10
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 1 3 3
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 10 1 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 2 2 4
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 10 10
Total workload 34 19 57
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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