Postgraduate taught 

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology MSc

Microwave And Mm Wave Circuit Design ENG5056

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of microwave and millimeterwave component and circuit design. This will enable them to be involved in integrating such components into subsystems such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems taking into considerations techniques required and technology involved.

Timetable

Weekly

Friday 9am - 1pm

Requirements of Entry

None.

Excluded Courses

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Assessment

Degree Examination

Continuous Assessment

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

Description of course

Aims and Objectives

The main objectives of the course are to give sufficient understanding to students of microwave and millimeterwave component and circuit design. This will enable them to be involved in integrating such components into subsystems such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems taking into considerations techniques required and technology involved.

Syllabus

The course will cover the microwave transmission line theory including matching techniques and type of media used in microwave circuit design. Passive and active devices technology, DC and RF behaviour and lumped circuit models using industry standard CAD such as ADS amd MWO. Active and passive devices characterisation using DC parameter analyzer and Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) including calibration and de-embedding techniques and Lumped elements model extraction. Linear Microwave and Millimetrewave Intergrated Circuit design such as amplifiers, and low noise recivers utilising up to date technology and industry standard CAD.

Practical 1

2- 10 GHz micro-strip passives; design, layout, characterisation, de-embedding, and lumped element models extraction

Practical 2

Active devices characterisation using micro-strip transmission media, de-embedding, and lumped element models extraction

Practical 3

2 - 10 GHz micro-strip hybrid IC design, lay

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

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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.