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Course number and title: EE163A Introductory Microwave Circuits
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: B. Seo (byoung-joon.sep@jpl.nasa.gov)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A pathway course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets three times weekly.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 7 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 25% homework, 30% midterm, 45% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE161
Catalog Description: Transmission lines description of waveguides, impedance transformers, power dividers, directional couplers, filters, hybrid junctions, nonreciprocal devices.  
Textbook and any related course material:
D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, 2nd edition, Wiley, NY, 2001.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
General guided wave solution. 3 hrs.
Rectangular waveguides and dielectric loaded waveguides. 3 hrs.
Strip line and microstrip line. 1 hrs.
Multi-section impedance transformer. 3 hrs.
Network approaches. 3 hrs.
Discontinuity and modal analysis. 3 hrs.
Microwave resonators. 2 hrs.
Power dividers, directional couplers and hybrids. 7 hrs.
Microwave filters. 5 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Not Applicable
Computer Programming: Some
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(c) Strong  
(d) Some  
(i) Average  
(k) Some  
(m) Average  
(n) Average  
Strong: (a) (c)
Average: (i) (m) (n)
Some: (d) (k)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand TE, TM modes in rectangular waveguides based on Helmholtz equation and boundary conditions. a n
2. Compute the cutoff frequency, phase constant, group and phase velocity, guiding wavelength for each rectangular waveguide mode. a
3. Understand the definition of Z matrix, Y matrix, S matrix and ABCD matrix for microwave network. a d n
4. Perform network analysis to relatively complicated microwave circuits by cascading ABCD matrices. a c
5. Perform modal analysis to waveguide excitations or discontinuities and derive equivalent circuits for them. a m
6. Design and analyze multi-section impedance transformers and tapered line impedance transformers. a k m
7. Calculate the Q value for loaded cavity resonators with both dielectric and conductor loss. a m
8. Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field. a c
9. Understand designs and applications of T-Junction power dividers and Wilkinson power dividers. a c
10. Perform Even-Odd mode analysis to several dividers and couplers. a c
11. Understand physical structures and functions of quadrature hybrids, coupled line couplers, ring hybrids. a m
12. Analyze periodic structures in microwave filter and derive the impedance and phase characteristics. a n
13. Understand the design of step impedance low-pass filters,stub bandpass filters. a c
14. Understand the basic theory of microwave filter synthesis and its transmission line implementation. c k n
15. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing the analytical skills learned in class. a i
16. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the course material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a)   Understand TE, TM modes in rectangular waveguides based on Helmholtz equation and boundary conditions.  
  Compute the cutoff frequency, phase constant, group and phase velocity, guiding wavelength for each rectangular waveguide mode.  
  Understand the definition of Z matrix, Y matrix, S matrix and ABCD matrix for microwave network.  
  Perform network analysis to relatively complicated microwave circuits by cascading ABCD matrices.  
  Perform modal analysis to waveguide excitations or discontinuities and derive equivalent circuits for them.  
  Design and analyze multi-section impedance transformers and tapered line impedance transformers.  
  Calculate the Q value for loaded cavity resonators with both dielectric and conductor loss.  
  Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field.  
  Understand designs and applications of T-Junction power dividers and Wilkinson power dividers.  
  Perform Even-Odd mode analysis to several dividers and couplers.  
  Understand physical structures and functions of quadrature hybrids, coupled line couplers, ring hybrids.  
  Analyze periodic structures in microwave filter and derive the impedance and phase characteristics.  
  Understand the design of step impedance low-pass filters,stub bandpass filters.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing the analytical skills learned in class.  
(c)   Perform network analysis to relatively complicated microwave circuits by cascading ABCD matrices.  
  Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field.  
  Understand designs and applications of T-Junction power dividers and Wilkinson power dividers.  
  Perform Even-Odd mode analysis to several dividers and couplers.  
  Understand the design of step impedance low-pass filters,stub bandpass filters.  
  Understand the basic theory of microwave filter synthesis and its transmission line implementation.  
(d)   Understand the definition of Z matrix, Y matrix, S matrix and ABCD matrix for microwave network.  
(i)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing the analytical skills learned in class.  
  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the course material.  
(k)   Design and analyze multi-section impedance transformers and tapered line impedance transformers.  
  Understand the basic theory of microwave filter synthesis and its transmission line implementation.  
(m)   Perform modal analysis to waveguide excitations or discontinuities and derive equivalent circuits for them.  
  Design and analyze multi-section impedance transformers and tapered line impedance transformers.  
  Calculate the Q value for loaded cavity resonators with both dielectric and conductor loss.  
  Understand physical structures and functions of quadrature hybrids, coupled line couplers, ring hybrids.  
(n)   Understand TE, TM modes in rectangular waveguides based on Helmholtz equation and boundary conditions.  
  Understand the definition of Z matrix, Y matrix, S matrix and ABCD matrix for microwave network.  
  Analyze periodic structures in microwave filter and derive the impedance and phase characteristics.  
  Understand the basic theory of microwave filter synthesis and its transmission line implementation.  

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