ECE 595C - RF and Microwave Wireless Components

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 2 Credits: 4

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2004

Catalog Description:
An introduction to the high frequency portion of wireless systems. The course will utilize both electromagnetic and circuit theory combined with a measurement laboratory to give students a grasp of the concepts necessary to understand high frequency wireless systems. Noise, propagation, and modulation will also be introduced to put the relevance of the component design in the context of a wireless system.

Required Text(s):
  1. Microwave and RF Wireless Systems, David Pozar, Wiley Publishing, 2001, ISBN No. 0-471-17096-8.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. the ability to apply electromagnetic theory with a focus on the distributed nature of high frequency circuits. [None]
  2. the ability to design practical microwave circuits (passive and active) using the latest in microwave software (Agilent ADS and Ansoft HFSS). [None]
  3. an understanding of the limitations of high frequency receivers - including noise, circuit loss, radiation, & non-linearities and relate this to the overall performance of a circuit and wireless system. [None]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to Wireless Systems
1 2/3 Transmission Lines and Microwave Networks
1 1/3 System Noise
2 2/3 Antennas and Propagation
1 1/3 Filters
1 1/3 System Aspects of Mixers
2 2/3 Active Circuits - Amplifiers and Oscill.
1 1/3 Modulation Tech. Related to Rec. Perform.
1 2/3 Receiver System Design

Engineering Design Content:

Synthesis
Analysis
Construction
Testing

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

Health/Safety
Performance