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ECE 548: Microwave Theory and Component Design

 

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Spring 2019 Lecture Notes

The class lecture notes are available as Adobe PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your machine. Please note:  The PDF files on this web site are protected by a password.  This is available only to students in this course. If you are in the course and need the password, please e-mail the instructor.

 

Date

Lecture No.

Lecture Topic

PDF Document

Tues., Jan. 22

1

Introduction to ECE 548 and Microwave / RF Engineering

 

Thurs., Jan. 24

2

Review of EM fundamentals; plane electromagnetic waves

Lecture 1

Tues., Jan. 29

3

Energy and power; Poynting's theorem; loss in a good conductor

Lecture 2

Thurs., Jan. 31

4

Review of transmission line theory; loads on lossless lines; general solution for guided waves

Supplement: Voltage, current and impedance on lossless transmission lines

Lecture 3

Lecture 3 Supplement

Tues., Feb. 5

5

Waveguide mode propagation in rectangular and circular guides

Lecture 4

Thurs., Feb. 7

6

Attenuation of TE11 mode in a circular guide

Lecture 4, cont.

Tues., Feb. 12

7

Attenuation of TM modes in circular guides; introduction to planar transmission lines

Supplement A:  Designer's Guide to Stripline Circuits
Supplement B:  Designer's Guide to Microstrip Line

Lecture 5

Supplement A

Supplement B

Thurs., Feb. 14

8

Stripline; microstrip line; comparison of loss among circular waveguide, stripline and microstrip

Lecture 6

Tues., Feb. 19

9

Microwave network analysis; equivalent voltages and currents for TE10 mode; impedance and admittance matrices; reciprocal and lossless networks

Supplement:  Review of matrices

Lecture 7

 

Supplement

Thurs., Feb. 21

10

Scattering matrix, [Sij], for reciprocal and lossless networks; examples of 4-port networks with generalized terminations

Lecture 8

Tues., Feb. 26

11

Tee and Pi equivalent circuits; transmission [ABCD] networks; shift in reference planes

Lecture 9

Thurs., Feb. 28

12

Discontinuities and modal analysis; probe-fed rectangular guides; impedance matching and tuning; lumped element transformers; stub tuners; quarter-wave tuners

Lecture 10

Tues., Mar. 5

13

Design of single- and double-stub tuners with shunt stubs; worked examples

Lecture 11

Thurs., Mar. 7

14

Design of binomial and Chebyshev multi-section matching transformers; worked examples

Lecture 12

Tues., Mar. 12

 

No Class Make-up class on Apr. 3

 

Thurs., Mar. 14

 

No Class Make-up class on Apr. 17

 

Tues., Mar. 19

 

No Class -- Spring Break

 

Thurs., Mar. 21

 

No Class -- Spring Break

 

Tues., Mar. 26

15

Exact and approximate solutions for Chebyshev multi-section matching transformers; tapered line matching sections; Bode-Fano criteria for matching networks

Lecture 13

Thurs., Mar. 28

16

Practical design of microwave terminations; microwave resonators; Q; bandwidth; loaded Q; resonant transmission lines; microstrip resonators; rectangular waveguide cavities

Rectangular cavity fields

Lecture 14

Lecture 14A

Tues., Apr. 2

17

Q of a rectangular cavity; cylindrical and dielectric resonators; microwave oven resonators

Lecture 15

Wed., Apr. 3

(Make-up class at 3:30 pm)

18

Three-port networks; circulators; power dividers

Lecture 16

Thurs., Apr. 4

19

Bethe-hole directional coupler; quadrature hybrids

Lecture 17

Tues., Apr. 9

 

No Class Make-up class on Apr. 26

 

Thurs., Apr. 11

 

No Class Make-up class on May 1

 

Tues., Apr. 16

20

Design of coupled-line coupler; Lange coupler; examples

Rat-race coupler

Lecture 18

Lecture 18A

Wed., Apr. 17

(Make-up class at 3:30 pm)

21

Image parameter method of filter design; constant-k, m-derived filters

Lecture 19

Thurs., Apr. 18

22

Insertion loss method of filter design; low-pass filter prototypes; transformation to HPF, BPF and BSF

Lecture 20

Tues., Apr. 23

 

No Class Make-up class on May 2

 

Thurs., Apr. 25

23

Richards' transformation; Kuroda's identities; examples of microstrip filter design and analysis

Lecture 21

Fri., Apr. 26

(Make-up class at 2:30 pm)

24

Stepped impedance filters; lumped element high-pass filters

Lecture 22

Tues., Apr. 30

25

Transmission Line Utility; coupled-line filters; metallization effects

Lecture 23

Wed., May 1

(Make-up class at 3:30 pm)

26

Noise in microwave systems

Lecture 24

Thurs., May 2

27

Noise of cascaded systems

Lecture 25

Thurs., May 2

(Make-up class at 12:30 pm)

28

Detectors and mixers; harmonic and intermodulation distortion

 

Tues., May 7

29

Design Project Lecture

Thurs., May 9

30

Finish missing topics and Review for Final Exam


Page updated on May 4, 2019

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