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Microwave Engineering

 

Syllabus

Part I – Basic concepts of electromagnetic field theory. Maxwell equations. Complex notation. Fundamental theorems. Vector potentials. Green's function. Hertz dipole. Radiation. Wave equation and plane-waves.

Part II – Transmission lines. Introduction on transmission lines. Transmission line equations. Primary and secondary constants. Voltage and current waves. Transmission line properties. Reflection coefficient and Voltage Standing Wave Ratio. Matching in transmission lines. Stubs. Smith chart.

Part III - Introduction to microwave engineering. The electromagnetic spectrum. Frequency bands and applications. Microwaves. Transverse-longitudinal field decomposition. TE, TM, TEM waves. Open and closed metallic and dielectric waveguides. Waveguide properties (phase velocity, group velocity, attenuation, characteristic impedance, etc.) Eigenvalues and eigenmodes. Rectangular waveguides. Circular waveguides. Coaxial waveguides. Microstrip line.

Part IV - Introduction to artificial electromagnetic materials. Constitutive relations. Material classification. Dielectric properties of natural materials. Magnetic properties of natural materials. Conductors. Artificial electromagnetic materials. Polarizability of a particle. Homogenization techniques. Artificial dielectric materials. Artificial magnetic materials. Metamaterials. Metamaterial transmission lines. Metamaterial applications.

 

Course information

Semester: Second Semester (March - June)

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hours: 14:00-16:00

Room: N20

 

 

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