Course Details

ELE 446 Microwave Techniques II
2021-2022 Fall term information

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES II ELE446 8th Semester 3 0 3 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE445 Microwave Techniques I
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE448 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES LABORATORY II.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members  
Course objectiveThis course gives basic microwave design techniques. Students successfuly completing this course are expected to: Recognize passive microwave elements and circuit blocks. Be able to design basic filters such as Butterworth and Chebychev filters. Realize filter designs with transmission lines. Design microwave resonators. Design microwave amplifiers. Be able to use microstrip and similar lines for design. Be prepared for advanced analysis and design studies in microwave region.  
Learning outcomes
  1. Understand the operation of passive microwave devices.
  2. Recognize the operation, pass-band and stop-band characteristics of periodic structures.
  3. Learn the field analysis and equivalent transmission line circuits of resonators.
  4. Design basic microwave filters.
  5. Design basic microwave amplifiers and matching circuits.
Course Content Planar transmission lines.
Passive microwave elements.
Series and parallel resonant circuits.
Periodic structures, k-beta diagrams.
Microwave filter design, and realization.
Microwave amplifier design.
References1) Lecture notes
2) Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar, Addison Wesley.
3) Foundations for Microwave Engineering, R. E. Collin, McGraw-Hill.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Planar transmission lines.
Week 2Basics of resonators.
Week 3Resonator types and their design.
Week 4Periodic structures, k-beta diagrams
Week 5Passive microwave elements: Power dividers, isolators, circulators.
Week 6Passive microwave elements: Couplers.
Week 7Midterm Exam I
Week 8Basics of filters.
Week 9Filter design by insertion loss.
Week 10Realization of filters using transmission lines.
Week 11Midterm Exam II
Week 12Active microwave circuits and fundamental equations.
Week 13Amplifier design using unconditionally stable transistors.
Week 14Design of amplifier impedance matching circuits.
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes260
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)22550
Final Exam (Study duration) 13535
Total Workload3167183

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.   X 
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.   X  
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.  X  
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.   X 
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.  X  
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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