Module Title:   RF and Microwave Design

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4034M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

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 RW Clarke

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr NJ McEwan

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To critically review the transmission line, measurement, impedance matching and device modelling techniques which are special features of circuit design at radio and microwave frequencies.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures and tutorials to develop knowledge and analytical ability, make up the contact time, the remainder given over to student private study.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

Systemtatically understand of the principles of transmission line theory, microwave systems and device modelling.

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

Demonstrate mastery of specialist skills for the design RF and microwave circuits by mathematical analysis, graphical representation.

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


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Microwave Systems: Basic superheterodyne receiver. Discussion of block diagram components as used in practical communications systems. Microwave Transmission lines: Characteristic impedance and phase velocity of microstrip. S Parameters: Theory of two port scattering matrix and relationship to measured performance of microwave networks. Smith charts: Theory of Smith Chart. Use of Smith Chart for matching networks. General Microwave Circuits. Review of filters, mixers and oscillators. Discussion of phase noise and systems aspects of non-linearities. Devices: GaAs vs Si technology comparison, Si vs GaAs FET devices (noise, bandwidth, power handling, etc). Advanced RF techniques

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