Microwave Engineering

Course Information
TitleΜικροκυματική Τεχνολογία / Microwave Engineering
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEmmanouil Kriezis
Course ID600001085

Programme of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Registered students: 35
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ELECTRICAL ENERGYElective Courses956

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Elements of electrical & electronic circuits, electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic waves and high-frequency devices
Learning Outcomes
1. Scattering matrix and other matrix representations. 2. Waveguide excitation via probes and aperture coupling. 3. Detailed analysis of 3- and 4-port typical passive networks, such as the Wilkinson divider, 90o or 180o hybrids (rat race) or coupled-line directional couplers. 4. Elements on microwave filters. 5. Understanding of ferrite material properties and the operation of ferrite devices. 6. Microwave PIN diodes and associated circuits (switches, phase-shifters, etc). 7. Thorough understanding of microwave transistors (stability, gain) and design of single-stage microwave amplifiers.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Complex impedance and admittance matrices. Scattering matrix and ABCD matrix. Excitation of waveguides and aperture coupling. Waveguide iris. Power splitters and directional couplers: Wilkinson divider, 90ο hybrid, coupled-line directional couplers, 180ο hybrid, magic T. Microwave resonators: dielectric resonators, Fabry-Perot resonators, resonator coupling through gaps or apertures. Microwave filters. Ferrites and ferrite devices: magnetic permeability tensor, plane-wave propagation in ferrites, Faraday rotation, isolators, phase-shifters, gyratron, circulators. Detectors and mixers, single-ended mixer, balanced mixer, image-rejection mixer. PIN diode circuits, switches and phase-shifters. Microwave sources, tubes, GUNN and IMPATT diodes. Microwave transistors: FET and bipolar. Microwave amplifiers: gain and stability. Design of microwave amplifiers. Laboratory experiments: KLYSTRON tube, GUNN diode, measurement of frequency, wavelength, power, SWR and impedance, vector network analyzer measurements.
Transmission lines, scattering matrix, directional couplers, filters, ferrite devices, PIN diode circuits, microwave amplifiers
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Student Assessment
Written Examination (180 min). Assessment of optional project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Μικροκύματα: Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 59379582 Έκδοση: 1η Έκδοση/2016 Συγγραφείς: Γιούλτσης Τραϊανός - Κριεζής Εμμανουήλ ISBN: 978-960-418-612-9 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε. 2. Μικροκυματική τεχνολογία Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 14664 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2004 Συγγραφείς: Pozar David M. ISBN: 978-960-411-566-2 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΣΤΕΛΛΑ ΠΑΡΙΚΟΥ & ΣΙΑ ΟΕ 3. Μικροκύματα Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 18548998 Έκδοση: 2η έκδ./2005 Συγγραφείς: Collin Robert E. ISBN: 960-418-085-1 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
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