1st week

Topics:
Course
outline.
RF
and Microwaves  A prologue
A view on the historical development
A
view on the people
A
view on the RF and Microwave applications
Modeling
of a physical system
Techniques
for the solution of problems
Mathematical
Foundation
Review
of Electromagnetic Theory
Electric
fields in vacuum and matter Magnetic
fields in vacuum and matter Boundary
conditions
Examples:
Applications:
References:
Gallery of
Electromagnetic Personalities
(A Vignette History of
Electromagnetics)
TechOnLine
NetSeminar
Agilent
seminars, symposia, trade shows and webcasts
Jobs
in RF Microwaves:
(Insert
links) 
2nd week 
Topics:
The
wave equation Plane
waves Energy
and power Good
Dielectrics. Good Conductors. Skin depth.
Examples:
Applications:
References:

3rd week

Topics:
Electric
circuit elements
Electric
circuit theorems
Electric
current voltage power
The
decibel
One
port networks
Two
port networks
Characterization Z,
Y, ABCD, T, S parameters Z,
Y, ABCD, T, S Matrices Matrix
conversion. Properties. Pi
and T equivalent circuits for 2 port networks.
Examples:
Applications:
References:
SParameters

4th week

Topics:
Transmission
Lines I
Transmission
line parameters
Circuit
model for a transmission line
Frequency
domain analysis
The
infinite long transmission line
The
finite terminated transmission line
Propagation
of single frequency signal.
Impedance
transformation.
Reflection.
Propagation. Propagation
of multifrequency (modulated) signal. Dispersion.
Group velocity.
Examples:
Applications:
References:
The Smith Chart
collection
Transmission
Line Simulator for Windows
Transmission
Line Simulator for Java
Transmission
Line Simulator from Agilent 
5th week

Topics:
Transmission
Lines II
Time
domain analysis
Transients
on Transmission lines
Bounce
diagram
Examples:
Applications:
References:

6th week

Topics:
Power
transfer. Mismatch losses.
Matching
Networks using lumped and distributed elements
LC
matching networks
L
Type, T Type, Delta Type
Quarter
wave transformer
Single
stub matching
Double
stub matching
Single
section and multisection transformers
Binomial
multisection matching transformers
Chebyshev
multisection matching transformers
Exponential
taper
Triangular
taper
Planar
Transmission lines
Microstrip,
Stripline
Microstrip
discontinouities
Microstrip
lumped elements
Microwave
Integrated Circuits
Examples:
Applications:
References:

7th week

Topics:
RF
/ Microwave power divider and couplers
The
T junction power divider
The
Wilkinson power divider and combiner.
Evenodd
mode analysis technique.
The
quadrature (90o) hybrid Coupled
line directional couplers The
Lange Coupler The
180 degrees hybrid Circulators.
Isolators. Reflectometer RF
/ Microwave resonators
Examples:
Applications:
References:

8th week

Topics:
Microwave
Filters
Filter
design by the image parameter method
Filter
design by the insertion loss method
Filter
transformation
Coupled
line filter
Filter
implementation
Examples:
Applications:
References:

9th week 
Spring Break

10th week

Topics:
Computer
Aided Design
Microwave
software
PUFF
ADS
Examples:
Applications:
Additional
topics:
RF
Software
PUFF
References:

11th week

Topics:
RF
/ Microwave Filters
Examples:
Applications:
References:

12th week

Topics:
RF
/ Microwave Filters
Examples:
Applications:
References:

13th week

Topics:
RF
and Microwave antennas
Examples:
Applications:
References:
Wireless
Technologies and Information Networks
WTEC Panel  Check out the smart
antenna section.
ATCi
Communications
 Check out the multibeam systems.
Multibeam
Antenna
from CSIRO.
Smart
Antennas for Third Generation TDMA
from AT&T.
MultiSight
UniiBeam Antenna
from Anntron.
Improving
2Way Wireless Network Performance Using Smart Antenna Technology
from
Wireless Online.
Spotlight
from Metawave.

14th week

Topics:
RF
/ Microwave Ferrimagnetic Components
Examples:
Applications:
References:
Review
RF and Microwaves  An Epilogue
A View on the Applications
From the past to the present and from the present to the future
Evaluation of the course
Evaluation of the instructor

15th week

Reading
Days
Final Examination
