Module Title:   Signal Transmission

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4030M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr SMR Jones

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr NJ McEwan

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To be able to apply a fundamental understanding of electromagnetic and circuit theoretic principles to the design of guided wave structures, with a particular emphasis on microstrip

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, tutorials and directed study.

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   24.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   50.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

appreciate the various types of transmission lines and their applicability; and demonstrate a thorough physical understanding of their operating principles.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

undertake practical design of specific microstrip components.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Transmission Line Theory: Revision of distributed circuit theory; Electromagnetic fundamentals. Field theory method for ideal TEM case. Loss, dispersion, phase and group velocity. Transmission Structures: Review of types: coaxial, waveguide, stripline, microstrip, coplanar waveguide, slot-line, E-plane. Uses, practical advantages and disadvantages. Microstrip: Quasi-TEM mode and quasi-static parameters. Dispersion: Getsinger`s model and others; high and low frequency behaviour. Frequency limitations: surface waves and transverse resonance. Loss mechanisms. Discontinuity models. Stubs and quarter wavelength transformers. Introduction to filter construction using microstrip. Coupled Lines: Theory using even/odd modes; directional coupler design, including microstrip case. Special couplers: Lange couplers and hybrids.

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