Microwaves ( 6 CFU )

Objectives

The course aims to provide the basic theoretical knowledge, analysis tools and application examples of microwave components.

Program

- Guided propagation and waveguides.

Modal functions, waveguide eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Mode orthogonality.

Guided mode spectrum, mode expansion and power distribution.

Modal, intra-modal, polarization and waveguide dispersion.

Mode impedance.

Rectangular and circular metallic waveguide.

Measurement tools.

Microwave transmission lines, microstrip and stripline.

Microwave circuit theory. N-port circuits and two port junction.

Impedance, admittance and scattering matrices for passive circuits.

Passive microwave devices; terminations, couplers, attenuators, filters, hybrid junctions, magic T, circulators.

Resonators ; definition, resonant field and cavity modes. Losses and Q-factor

Microwave amplifiers. Gain, stability, noise.

Microwave antennas and plane wave spectrum.

Numerical methods for electromagnetism.

Modal functions, waveguide eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Mode orthogonality.

Guided mode spectrum, mode expansion and power distribution.

Modal, intra-modal, polarization and waveguide dispersion.

Mode impedance.

Rectangular and circular metallic waveguide.

Measurement tools.

Microwave transmission lines, microstrip and stripline.

Microwave circuit theory. N-port circuits and two port junction.

Impedance, admittance and scattering matrices for passive circuits.

Passive microwave devices; terminations, couplers, attenuators, filters, hybrid junctions, magic T, circulators.

Resonators ; definition, resonant field and cavity modes. Losses and Q-factor

Microwave amplifiers. Gain, stability, noise.

Microwave antennas and plane wave spectrum.

Numerical methods for electromagnetism.

Exhamination methods

Oral test

Prerequisites

Propagazione Guidata, Antenne A

Suggested textbook

Collin R.E. Foundation for Microwave Engineering, Second Edition, Mc. Graw Hill, 1992.

Stracca G.B. Teoria e Tecnica delle Microonde, CLUP – Città Studi, 1991.

Stracca G.B. Teoria e Tecnica delle Microonde, CLUP – Città Studi, 1991.