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.
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
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.