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ECE 424 - RF and Microwave Guided Propagation

Description: Credit 4 U/5G. Maxwell’s equations, transmission lines, Smith chart, strip lines, rectangular and circular waveguides, TE and TM waves, wave impedance, resonators, two-port parameters, power and energy considerations.

Prerequisites: ECE 225 and ECE 322


1. Introduction and review
Maxwell’s equations
Plane wave propagation in homogeneous media

2. Transmission line parameters and equations
Time harmonic waves
Lossy and lossless lines
Smith transmission chart

3. Rectangular wave guides
TE and TM waves
Wave impedance
Maximum power handling
Equivalent circuit

4. Circular and other waveguides
TE and TM waves
Wave impedance
Power and losses
Equivalent transmission line
Ridge guide
5. Coaxial and strip line components
Characteristics and design of strip lines
Phase shifters
Discontinuities and filters
6. Resonators
7. Exams
8. Laboratory

Laboratory Topics

1. Introduction to the high-frequency laboratory
2. Measurements of wavelength
3. Measurements of VSWR and reflection coefficients
4. Attenuation and insertion losses
5. Power measurements
6. Impedance measurements
7. Impedance matching
8. Network analyzer: Introduction
9. Network analyzer: calibration
10.Network analyzer: two-port microwave device measurements
11.Network analyzer: evaluation of coaxial cables
12. Network analyzer: directional coupler characteristics
13. Network analyzer: waveguide tees
14. Computational methods

Topic revision: r2 - 2011-03-08 - 18:33:20 - Main.ala
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