Scattering parameter theory and microwave measurements, planar circuit technology: microstrip, stripline, coplanar waveguide, and finline. Microwave devices and components: resonators, filters, power dividers, couplers, amplifiers and oscillators.
|Antennas and Wave Propagation|
Radio-frequency spectrum and its uses in communications,Types of antennas, fundamental parameters of antennas, Friis transmission formula and radar equation, noise in communications systems, radiation integrals and potential functions, wire antennas (dipole, monopole, loop, helical), antenna arrays, overview of horn and dish antennas, overview of microstrip antennas, simulation tools for antennas, Propagation using the ionosphere, Propagation using troposheric scattering
Coordinate systems and transformation, review of vector calculus, electrostatic fields: Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric dipole, properties of materials, electric boundary conditions, Poisson's and Laplace's equations, resistance and capacitance, the method of images, magnetostatic fields: Biot-Savart's law, Ampere's circuit law, magnetic force and torque, magnetic boundary conditions, inductance.
Faraday’s law and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves in lossless and lossy media, normal and oblique incidence, transmission lines, rectangular and circular waveguides, and cavity resonators.
|Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics - Master|
Classification of EM Problems, Classification of Differential equations, Finite Difference Methods and Applications, Variational Methods (Rayleigh-Ritz and Weighted Residual Methods), Method of Moments and Applications, Finite Element Method and Applications, Commercial electromagnetic software.
|Antenna Theory - Master|
The course covers the important topics involving modern antenna design and theory, developed specifically for students specialized in wireless communications. This course will give students the understanding of antenna theory and techniques, the skills to analyze, design and measure various types of antennas (wire antennas, helical antennas, horn antennas, reflector antennas, microstrip antennas, and antenna arrays), and the knowledge of antenna measurements. The students will have the opportunity to use commercial software to design a practical antenna, and use equipments to conduct some antenna fabrication and measurements during the course. The practical component of the course will be implemented at the Antennas Lab.
This course covers the important topics involving the design and analysis of active and passive radio frequency and microwave circuits, developed specifically for students specialized in wireless communications. This course will give students an understanding of radio frequency and microwave circuit analysis; measurement methods; transmission lines and waveguides; microwave network analysis; matching networks, microwave resonators; microwave filters; oscillators, amplifiers and mixers. Furthermore, this course will address computer-aided analysis and design of RF and Microwave devices and circuits, where students will have the opportunity to use commercial software to design a practical RF and microwave components, and use measurement equipments to conduct scattering parameters measurements of various devices during the course.