Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 3
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Background knowledge of basic principles in telecommunications –
modulation schemes, (H62TLC)
delivery systems, wave propagation and transmission line characteristics
Summary of Content: This module provides an overview of microwave telecommunication systems. Topics cover characteristics of atmosphere and ionosphere, microwaves in free space (the link equation, satellite communications, microwave radio links, remote sensing (RADAR)), microwave waveguides and devices (coaxial cable, microstrip/ striplines, rectangular and circular waveguides, periodic structures and filters), transmission line equivalents of microwave circuits, matrix representation of microwave networks (transfer matrix, scattering matrix) and impedance matching.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||12 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Tutorial||12 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||25||Using ADS to model/design a filter device|
|Coursework 2||40||Design of a microwave waveguide and the waveguide based bandpass filter (CST software and analytical analysis skills)|
|Coursework 3||35||Design of microwave patch antenna (CST software)|
Dr A Vukovic
Education Aims: To introduce the students to the operation of modern communication systems. The module will cover characteristics of atmosphere and ionosphere and the propagation of microwaves in free space. Characteristics of different transmission mediums including coaxial cables, metal waveguides, microstrip, striplines and coplanar lines will also be covered. To module will also introduce students to techniques used to analyse microwave circuits including transmission line theory and network analysis. These principles will be used to design a particular microwave component (filter or antenna) to given specifications. These principles will be used to design microwave filters and antennas to given specifications.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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