Course Details

ELE 447 Microwave Techniques Laboratory I
2021-2022 Summer term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 05/07/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Project Design/Management
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE445 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES I.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveStudents successfuly completing this course are expected to: Learn basic characteristics of transmission lines. Understand standing wave forms and measure VSWR. Measure power, attenuation, and phase constant. Determine the cut-off frequency in waveguides. Measure impedance.  
Learning outcomes
  1. Measure incident, reflected and dissipated power in transmission lines and waveguides.
  2. Use the simulation programs for transmission lines and waveguides.
  3. Understand the application of impedance matching techniques.
  4. Measure and determine the impedance and scattering matrices.
  5. Understand the maximum power transfer.
Course ContentBasic microwave measurements. VSWR, frequency, wavelength, power measurements. I-V characteristics of detectors, scattering matrix measurements.
References1) Lecture notes and laboratory handouts.
2) Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar, Addison Wesley.
3) Foundations For Microwave Engineering, R. E. Collin, McGraw-Hill.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Basic concepts for microwave lab. usage
Week 2Introduction to simulation programs
Week 3Use of simulation programs
Week 4Exp. 1: Standing wave, reflection and impedance mismatch on transmission lines
Week 5Exp. 2: Specifying cut-off frequency and mode of rectangular waveguides and measurement of VSWR
Week 6Project, Part1: Transmission line and waveguide theoretical design
Week 7Exp. 3: Power measurements and I-V characteristics of a diode detector
Week 8Project, Part 1: Transmission line and waveguide theoretical design
Week 9Exp. 4: Characteristic impedance and input impedance measurement on transmission lines
Week 10Project, Part 2: Simulation of transmission line and waveguide
Week 11Exp. 5: Impedance matching for transmission lines
Week 12Exp. 6: Attenuation constant and phase constant measurements, network analyzer usage
Week 13Project, Part 2: Simulation of transmission line and waveguide
Week 14Project presentations
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 succes1560
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 0 0 0
Laboratory 6 1 6
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)6318
Presentation / Seminar Preparation155
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 11010
Total Workload153959

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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