Topic outline

  • General description

    This course will enable students to identify structures and types of microwave circuits/networks and their functionalities, using the scattering matrix [S]. Then this course will expose students to the applications of these techniques for understanding the function of various microwave circuit types including impedance matching, resonators, 3-port power dividers, 4-port directional couplers, and filters, by applying the theory and techniques learned previously to practical problems in microwave engineering. Intended Learning Outcomes - Comprehension of design challenges at high frequencies - Understanding the scattering matrix [S], interpretation of the physical meaning of its S-parameters, and performing methods of evaluation and measurement of S-parameters - Identifying some typical transmission line discontinuities and transitions, their equivalent circuits, and incorporating its effect into the design of the network - Understanding the Smith chart and its application to design different types of impedance matching networks - Identifying common passive microwave circuits (resonators, power dividers, directional couplers, filters), and knowledge of their properties, function, implementation technologies, and practical applications - Using of simulation software to understand the principle of different types of microwave circuits/networks