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EE6FJ4, EE4FJ4 MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

ECE758 MICROWAVE THEORY AND DESIGN

 

Instructor:

Prof. Natalia K. Nikolova

ITB-A220, ext. 27141

e-mail: nikolova[at]ieee[dot]org

 

Term Offered:

Term I

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·     Many assignments require the use of software for the computer-aided design of microwave circuits. McMaster University has an arrangement with AWR whereby students can download for free fully functional version of AWR Microwave Office (MWO) from
https://awrcorp.com/register/customer.aspx?univ. 
Also, AWR provides student support and forum discussions at
http://univ.awrcorp.com/forums.
·     Check for available marks in the MARKS folder.
·     ECE758 is not offered in the autumn of 2012.
 

Downloads:

 

Lectures (folder)

Exams (folder)

Assignments (folder)

Tutorials (folder)

Laboratories (folder)

Practice Work (folder)

Design Projects (folder, EE6FJ4 and ECE758 only)

Seminars (folder, ECE758 only)

Smith’s Chart (pdf)
 

Course Outline:

The EE4FJ4 course is an introduction into microwave and radio-frequency (RF) engineering. Focus is on transmission lines, waveguides, microwave network analysis via scattering parameters (S-parameters), impedance matching, resonators, power dividers, directional couplers, microwave filters. Brief overview of microwave sources and active components is also given. Lectures cover:

 

1.      Transmission-line Theory and the Smith Chart

2.      Waveguides

3.      Microwave Network Analysis and Scattering Parameters

4.      Impedance Matching

5.      Power Dividers and Directional Couplers

6.      Microwave Resonators

7.      Microwave Filters (overview only)

8.      Active Microwave Components and Circuits (overview only)

 

Prerequisites:

EE 2FH3 ELECTROMAGNETICS I (Electrostatics and Magnetostatics) and

EE 3FK4 ELECTROMAGNETICS II (Fields and Waves)

 

Recommended Texts:

1.    Michael Steer, Microwave and RF Design, 1st ed., SciTech Publishers, 2010.

2.    Lecture notes available for download from this webpage (see Downloads section above).

 

Material on Reserve:

(Thode)

1. Michael Steer, Microwave and RF Design, 1st ed., SciTech Publishers, 2010. (1 copy)

2. David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2005. (1 copy)

 

Optional Texts:

D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2005.

S. C. Harsany, Principles of Microwave Technology, Prentice-Hall, 1997. (undergraduate text)

J. B. Hagen, Radio-frequency Electronics, 2nd ed., Cambridge, 2009. (RF design)

R. E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering, 2nd ed., IEEE Press, 2001. (advanced text)

R. E. Collin, Field Theory of Guided Waves, 2nd ed., IEEE Press, 1991. (advanced text)

 

Time Table

Lectures

3 h per week: Mon 10:30 h, Wed 10:30 h, Thu 10:30 h (BSB/104)

 

Tutorials

1 h per week: Wed 17:30 h (ETB/227)

 

Midterm exam

Thu Nov. 8, from 18:30 h to 20:30 h (BSB/106)

 

Assignments

10 assignments – for due schedule check folder Assignments in Downloads

 

Laboratories

Every other week: from 14:30 to 17:30 h (ITB/155)

 

Office Hours:

 

Wed & Thu, from 15:30 h to 16:30 h.

 

Evaluation:

 

Final exam

Midterm exam

Assignments

Laboratory

Practice

Design Project

Seminar

4FJ4 (undergraduate students)

50 %

25 %

10 %

10 %

5 %

NA

NA

6FJ4 (M.Eng. students)

40 %

20 %

10 %

10 %

5 %

15 %

NA

ECE758 (M.A.Sc. & Ph.D. students)

50 %

NA

10 %

10 %

5 %

15 %

10 %

 

FAILURE ON THE FINAL EXAM MEANS FAILURE OF THE COURSE!

All grades are final unless error in marking is proven.

Marking scheme is flexible only if final-exam mark is greater than or equal to 90 %.

Deferred exams may be oral depending on the number of the examined students.

 

TAs:

 

Laleh Kalantari

Mohamed Negm

Adhi Ravichandran

l.s.kalantary [at] gmail [dot] com

negmmh [at] mcmaster [dot] ca

ravicha [at] mcmaster [dot] ca

 

Administrator, Lab (Mon)

Tutorials, Lab (Thu, Fri)

Lab (Tue, Wed))

Reminder on Academic Dishonesty Policy:

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g., the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at

http://www.mcmaster.ca/univsec/policy/AcademicIntegrity.pdf

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.

Improper collaboration in group work.

Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

 

 

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Sep. 12, 2012