Course Details

ELE 448 Microwave Techniques Laboratory II
2021-2022 Fall 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 16/09/2021.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE446 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES II.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objective This course aims is to develop an understanding of measurements for the operation of microwave passive devices and filters. 
Learning outcomes
  1. Measure voltage reflection coefficients and insertion loss.
  2. Learn the measurements of coupling, isolation and directivity of a directional coupler.
  3. Recognize passband and stopband of filters.
  4. Realize power division in microstrip structures by means of Wilkinson power divider and hybrid ring coupler.
  5. Able to use microwave circuit simulation programs.
Course ContentOperation of microwave VCO source, crystal detector, and circulator. Coupling, directivity, and isolation measurements of directional couplers.
Measurements of reflection coefficient, VSWR, and insertion loss of a low-pass filter.
Learn contemporary simulation programs for microwave circuit design.
References1) Lecture notes and experiment 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 2Measurement of the power generated by a microwave VCO source, using a detector and a circulator
Week 3Measurement of the coupling coefficient of a directional coupler
Week 4Frequency response measurement of waveguide T- junctions, 3-dB Wilkinson power dividers and hybrid couplers
Week 5Midterm I
Week 6Insertion loss measurement of a low-pass filter
Week 7Dielectric constant measurement using a ring resonator
Week 8Insertion loss and reflection coefficient measurements using a network analyzer
Week 9Midterm II
Week 10Introduction to microwave simulation software
Week 11Design of a microwave circuit. Step I: Determination of design parameters
Week 12Design of a microwave circuit, Step II: Simulation of the designed circuit
Week 13Design of a microwave circuit, Step III: Implementation and measurement of the circuit
Week 14 Student presentations
Week 15Preparation for the Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes550
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes150

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 0 0 0
Laboratory 10 2 20
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)10110
Presentation / Seminar Preparation155
Homework assignment10110
Midterms (Study duration)224
Final Exam (Study duration) 11010
Total Workload342159

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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