Microwave and Millimetre Wave Circuit Design ENG5056
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of microwave and millimetre-wave components and to develop the skills necessary for circuit design. This foundation is extended to integrate such components into more complex system such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems taking into considerations of techniques required and technology involved.
Friday 9am - 1pm
75% Written exam
25% laboratory exercises
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of the course are: to provide students with fundamental knowledge about microwave and millimeter-wave components and basic circuits; to develop the necessary skills to design microwave and millmeter-wave circuits adhering to specification; to introduce and apply the concepts necessary to integrate such circuits into more complex systems such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems; to foster students' ability to choose the appropriate techniques/methods for circuit design depending on the technology involved.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Design and analyse millimetre-wave and microwave planar transmission lines (microstrip and CPW) and use them for circuit matching using appropriate techniques depending on the technology involved.
■ Design and analyse RF behaviour of passive elements such as filters, resonators, couplers and splitters using lumped and distributed element models
■ Design and analyse active devices such as amplifiers, oscillators and low noise receivers using small-signal method
■ Evaluate the most commonly used measurements techniques for application in microwave and millimetre-wave integrated circuits technology.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Requirements for the award of credits
To ensure that a student will be awarded the credits for a course, he or she must complete the course and reach a minimum level of attainment. This requires that a student:
■ be present at lectures, laboratories and tutorials on at least 50% of occasions at which attendance is monitored,
■ satisfactorily complete the assignments in the laboratories,
■ attend the class test (if held) and gain a nonzero mark and
■ attend the degree examination and gain a nonzero mark
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher partici-pa-tion rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a Websurf absence report.