Microwaves I

Course Information
TitleΜΙΚΡΟΚΥΜΑΤΑ Ι / Microwaves I
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTraianos Gioultsis
Course ID20001988

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
1. Basic circuit theory 2. Basic analog electronics 3. Electromagnetic field theory 4. Electromagnetic wave propagation
Learning Outcomes
1. Thorough understanding of the transmission line concept, as opposed to common lumped circuits. 2. Ability to analyze simple and complex transmission line circuits by writing down equations and appropriate computer programs (e.g. Matlab). 3. Understanding and applying RF circuit design principles, including matching circuits, with the use of Smith Chart. 4. Understanding of guiding wave principles and physics in metallic and dielectric waveguides. 5. Designing and printing RF circuits (in a special laboratory session), based on planar transmission lines (microstrips, coplanar waveguides etc). 6. Understanding the concept of a microwave resonator.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to guiding structures. Guided waves. Guided waves in transmission lines. Transmission line termination. Smith Chart. Conjugate matching. Guided waves in rectangular and circular waveguides. Planar transmission lines (microstrip, stripline, coplanar waveguide). Dielectric waveguides. Quasi-planar transmission lines (finlines, h-guides). Coupled transmission lines and coupled mode theory. Impedance transformation and matching. Microwave resonators (half-wavelength lines, cavity resonators, dielectric resonators, resonator coupling). Microwave networks.
Transmission lines, waveguides, planar transmission lines, matching, resonators
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work4
Student Assessment
Written Examination (180 min) Assessment of optional project
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. T. V. Yioultsis, E. E. Kriezis, Microwaves, Volumes I & II, Publishing House Kyriakidis Brothers s.a., 2008. 2. D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2002.
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