ECE 30700 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves Laboratory

Course Details

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • EE Adv Level Lab
  • CMPE Complementary Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus only


(ECE 20008 or ECE 20800) and (ECE 30411 or ECE 31100)

Catalog Description:

Experimental exercises illustrating concepts in electric and magnetic fields, transmission lines, electromagnetic fields, simple waveguides and antennas.

Course Objectives:

To present the basic concepts and techniques used in high frequency and microwave laboratory measurements and to provide an opportunity for students to apply these techniques in actual engineering applications.

Required Text(s):

  1. Class notes

Recommended Text(s):


Lab Outline:

Week(s) Lab Experiments
1 Organization and General Information
2 Propagation and Reflection of Pulses on a Coaxial Line - Basic Principle - TDR Measurements
2 Coaxial Transmission Line Measurements - Introduction to Coaxial Transmission Line - Measurement of Impedance and Smith Chart
5 Design, Fabrication and Testing of Microstrip Components
3 Waveguides and Microwave Sources - Introduction to Waveguides, Signal Sources - Investigation of Rectangular Waveguides
1 Electrostatic Field mapping and Computer Simulation
1 Antenna Radiation

Assessment Method: