Microwave Circuit Design (EE434) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Microwave Circuit Design EE434 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 310
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Elif Aydın
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to give understanding the principle and operation of active microwave circuit design and to analyze and describe operation of microwave amplifiers, oscillators and mixers.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply microwave circuit design tools in the application of radio frequency systems
  • Ability to design microwave amplifier, oscillator and mixer using Smith chart
  • Ability to come up design problems of microwave devices
  • Ability to discuss the principles of designing microwave circuit design
Course Content Active microwave circuits, detectors and mixers. Microwave integrated circuits. Microwave amplifiers and oscillators. Broadband transistor amplifier design. Microwave oscillator design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Noise in Microwave Circuits -
2 Detectors and Mixers Review previous week's notes
3 Detectors and Mixers Review previous week's notes
4 Rectangular and Circular Waveguides Review previous week's notes
5 Rectangular and Circular Waveguides Review previous week's notes
6 Microwave Integrated Circuits Review previous week's notes
7 Microwave Integrated Circuits Review previous week's notes
8 Characteristic of Microwave Transistors, Gain and Stability Review previous week's notes
9 Characteristic of Microwave Transistors. Gain and Stability Review previous week's notes
10 Single-Stage Transistor Amplifier Design Review previous week's notes
11 Single-Stage Transistor Amplifier Design Review previous week's notes
12 Broadband Transistor Amplifier Design Review previous week's notes
13 Broadband Transistor Amplifier Design Review previous week's notes
14 Oscillator Design Review previous week's notes
15 Final Examination period Review of topics
16 Final Examination period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. D.M. Pozar, “Microwave Engineering”, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 1998
2. R.E. Coolin, “Foundations of Microwave Engineering”, 2nd Edtion, Wiley, 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 127