Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Colorado State University

ECE 548: Microwave Theory and Component Design

 

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Welcome to the home page of ECE 548 for the Spring 2017 semester. This page provides course information and links to related course pages and other web sites. This web site can be reached at http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ECE548/course_info.html.


Instructor:

Prof. Steven C. Reising
Office: B113 Engineering Bldg.; Phone: 970-491-2228
E-mail: Steven.Reising @ ColoState.edu

Office Hours: Please click here to send e-mail and schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Grader:

Mehmet Ogut, Ph.D. student
Office Phone: 970-491-5225
E-mail: mehmet.ogut @ ColoState.edu

Office Hours: Please click here to send e-mail and schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Syllabus:

Syllabus for Spring 2017 (PDF)

Textbook:

Microwave Engineering, 4th ed., David M. Pozar, John Wiley & Sons, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-470-63155-3.

Lectures:

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am 12:15 pm, Scott Bioengineering 229

Exam Dates:

See Exam Schedule web page


COURSE TOPICS

Topic

Title

Sections of Pozar, 4th ed.

Lecture Notes

1

Wave propagation in lossless and lossy media, reflection and transmission at boundaries and with matched layers of heterogeneous media

 

1.2-1.7

1-2 (1 week)

2

Wave propagation on transmission lines, including stripline and microstrip structures, as well as waveguides of rectangular and circular cross section

2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.11

3-6 (3 weeks)

3

Network analysis of multi-port microwave systems

4.1-4.4, 4.6-4.7

6-9 (1.5 weeks)

4

Impedance matching techniques, including the design of multi-section transformers for achieving broadband performance

5.1-5.2, 5.4-5.7, 5.9

10-13 (2 weeks)

5

Analysis and design of microwave resonators, including resonant lines, dielectric resonators and waveguide cavities

6.1-6.5

13-16 (1 week)

6

Power dividers, directional couplers and hybrid junctions

7.1-7.6, 7.8

16-18 (1.5 weeks)

7

Microwave filters and frequency analysis of multi-conductor transmission lines

8.3-8.8

19-22 (2.5 weeks)

8

Noise in microwave circuits

10.1-10.4

23-25 (1.5 weeks)

9

Applications in wireless communications and radiometer systems

14.1-14.4

26-28 (1 week)


Catalog Description:

Fundamentals of microwave engineering, components, devices, and measurements.

 

 

Prerequisites:

ECE 342 or two semesters of EM theory at undergraduate level (or above)

 

 

Homework:

Homework will be assigned nearly every week (check the Homework Assignments link) and must be turned in by the indicated due date. Late homework will not be accepted, regardless of reason.

 

 

Grading:

Students will be evaluated based on homework problems, a written design project, and two exams. A final grade will be calculated based on: Homework 25%, Design Project/Report 10%, Midterm Exam 30%, Final Exam 35%. (Plus/minus grading)

 

 

Software:

Microwave CAD software will be used for some of the assigned homework problems. The recommended software is ANSYS RF Option, which is available for use on Windows machines in the ENS computer labs and on Virtual Lab. In addition, a number of other RF/microwave design software packages are available.


Page updated on February 25, 2017

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