Module Description

Module: Microwave Engineering

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Microwave EngineeringLecture2Winter Semester
Microwave EngineeringPractical Course1Winter Semester
Microwave EngineeringRecitation Section (large)2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Arne Jacob

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Fundamentals of communication engineering, semiconductor devices and circuits. Basics of Wave propagation from transmission line theory and theoretical electrical engineering.

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can explain the propagation of electromagnetic waves and related phenomena. They can describe transmission systems and components. They can name different types of antennas and describe the main characteristics of antennas. They can explain noise in linear circuits, compare different circuits using characteristic numbers and select the best one for specific scenarios.

Capabilities

Students are able to calculate the propagation of electromagnetic waves. They can analyze complete transmission systems und configure simple receiver circuits. They can calculate the characteristic of simple antennas and arrays based on the geometry. They can calculate the noise of receivers and the signal-to-noise-ratio of transmission systems. They can apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical courses.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students work together in small groups during the practical courses. Together they document, evaluate and discuss their results.

Autonomy

Students are able to relate the knowledge gained in the course to contents of previous lectures. With given instructions they can extract data needed to solve specific problems from external sources. They are able to apply their knowledge to the laboratory courses using the given instructions.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Microwave Engineering

Lecturer:

Arne Jacob

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

- Antennas: Analysis - Characteristics - Realizations

- Radio Wave Propagation

- Transmitter: Power Generation with Vacuum Tubes and Transistors

- Receiver: Preamplifier - Heterodyning - Noise

- Selected System Applications

Literature:

H.-G. Unger, „Elektromagnetische Theorie für die Hochfrequenztechnik, Teil I“, Hüthig, Heidelberg, 1988

H.-G. Unger, „Hochfrequenztechnik in Funk und Radar“, Teubner, Stuttgart, 1994

E. Voges, „Hochfrequenztechnik - Teil II: Leistungsröhren, Antennen und Funkübertragung, Funk- und Radartechnik“, Hüthig, Heidelberg, 1991

E. Voges, „Hochfrequenztechnik“, Hüthig, Bonn, 2004

C.A. Balanis, “Antenna Theory”, John Wiley and Sons, 1982

R. E. Collin, “Foundations for Microwave Engineering”, McGraw-Hill, 1992

D. M. Pozar, “Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems”, John Wiley and Sons, 2001

D. M. Pozar, “Microwave Engineerin”, John Wiley and Sons, 2005