Course Details

ELE446 - Microwave Techniques II

2023-2024 Spring term information
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ELE446 - Microwave Techniques II
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 6
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : ELE445
Concurrent courses : ELE448
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE448 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES LABORATORY II.
Course objective : This course gives basic microwave design techniques. Students successfuly completing this course are expected to: Recognize passive microwave elements and circuit blocks. Be able to design basic filters such as Butterworth and Chebychev filters. Realize filter designs with transmission lines. Design microwave resonators. Design microwave amplifiers. Be able to use microstrip and similar lines for design. Be prepared for advanced analysis and design studies in microwave region.
Learning outcomes : Understand the operation of passive microwave devices. Recognize the operation, pass-band and stop-band characteristics of periodic structures. Learn the field analysis and equivalent transmission line circuits of resonators. Design basic microwave filters. Design basic microwave amplifiers and matching circuits.
Course content : Planar transmission lines. Passive microwave elements. Series and parallel resonant circuits. Periodic structures, k-beta diagrams. Microwave filter design, and realization. Microwave amplifier design.
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 Planar transmission lines.
2 Basics of resonators.
3 Resonator types and their design.
4 Periodic structures, k-beta diagrams
5 Passive microwave elements: Power dividers, isolators, circulators.
6 Passive microwave elements: Couplers.
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Basics of filters.
9 Filter design by insertion loss.
10 Realization of filters using transmission lines.
11 Midterm Exam II
12 Active microwave circuits and fundamental equations.
13 Amplifier design using unconditionally stable transistors.
14 Design of amplifier impedance 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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