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       The teaching lab is directly adjacent to our Fabrication Lab. The lab is used by undergraduate students in ECE 307 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves Laboratory and ECE 441 Distributed Systems. These students use the computers here for running simulations to illuminate concepts as well as familiarize themselves with industry leading software. ECE 307 trains them to use common RF instruments including network analyzers, time domain reflectometers, and various system components. They gain practical understanding of devices such as transmission lines, hybrids, filters, and antennas.

       Students in Prof. Chappell's Graduate course ECE 595C RF and Microwave Wireless Components also use the equipment for class and lab work. These student take part in more design oriented activities and use some of the capabilities of the Fabrication Lab such as the mill to rapidly prototype their designs. These designs can then then be tested and analyzed here.

       Simulations give an important insight to electromagnetic behavior and can greatly assist with microwave component design. Another class that benefits from the available simulation tools is Prof Peroulis' ECE 595R RF MEMS class, where various MEMS structures can be analyzed by coupling full wave electromagnetic simulations to mechanical and structural simulations.

    Teaching lab
    An overview of the teching lab.
    Teaching Bench
    A close up of one of the lab benches showing the equipment.
    Equipment List:
  • 3 Agilent Network Analyzers (1 x 8720ES and 2 x 8720ET)
  • 4 Agilent E4408B Spectrum Analyzers 
  • 4 Agilent 86100A Wideband Oscilloscopes with 54753A Time Domain Reflectometry Modules 
  • 4 HP 54602B 150 MHz Oscilloscopes
  • 2 Tektronix DPO7104 1 GHz Oscilliscopes
  • 2 Tektronix DPO4032 Oscilliscopes
  • 4 Agilent 34401A Digital Multimeters

  • 4 Agilent Function Generators
  • 4 Agilent 85052D Economy Mechanical Calibration Kit, 3.5 mm
  • 10 Simulation PCs with Ansoft HFSS, Ansoft Designer, Agilent Advanced Design System, Sonnet, Matlab FEMLAB, and Ansys

    Equipment Setup Documents:

  • Connecting ADS to network analyzers

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