Microwave Engineering

15-19 February 2010

Course Overview

The Course provides an introduction to the essential principles of microwave engineering. To supplement the theory lectures, there will be invited presentations from industry that will put the theory into the context of current industrial practice. It is intended that the course should be a stand-alone course that will require only a minimum of previous RF knowledge.

 

The topics covered will include:

 

              ·             Microwave transmission lines

              ·             Microwave semiconductors

              ·             Active components, including amplifiers and synthesizers

              ·             Dielectrics for microwave planar circuoits

              ·             Microwave measurements

              ·             MCMs (Multichip Modules) for microwaves

              ·             MMICs (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits)

 

 

The course includes an introduction to two industry-standard CAD packages, namely ADS® (a circuit and 2-D simulator) and CST-Microwave Studio® (a full 3-D simulator).  Participants will gain hands-on experience of these packages, and will cover amplifier and filter designs, as well as 3-D antenna design. 

Microwave Engineering Syllabus

 1.                Review of transmission lines [5%]

 2.          Waveguide propagation  [5%]

  3.           Planar transmission lines  [10%]

   4.          S-parameters  [5%]

5.              Microwave Tubes (10%)

 

 6.          Microwave Semiconductors [15%]

                            -     device and circuit linearity

                            -     harmonic and intermodulation distortion, concept of 3rd order intercept

                            -     Impatt and Gunn diode oscillators

 7.          Dielectric materials at microwave frequencies [5%]

8.           Microwave measurements  [10%]

 9.          Microwave antennas [10%]

10.           Ferrite materials  [5%]

11.            Phase shifters [10%]

12.             Introduction to Microwave Integrated Circuits [10%]

Microwave Engineering Provisional Timetable

 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

09.0010.30

 

Microwave Transmission Lines

 

 

 

CAD (ADS)

 

 

 

 

 

PIN Diodes & Phase Shifters

 

 

 

Mixers

 

 

High-frequency MCMs

 

Dr C Free

Dr H Osman

 

Dr C Free

 

Prof. M Underhill

 

Q Reynolds

 

 

10.30-11.00

 

Coffee break

 

 

Coffee break

 

Coffee break

 

Coffee break

 

Coffee break

 

11.0012.30

 

 

Circuits:         S-parameters

 

 

Microwave Semiconductors

 

 

Microwave Materials

 

 

Magnetron

 

 

Tutorial

 

 

Dr C Free

R Davis

Dr C Free

Dr C Free

Dr C Free

 

 12.30 –13.30

 

Lunch

 

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

13.3015.00

 

 

Microwave Amplifiers

 

 

MMICs

 

 

Measurements I

 

 

Microwave Diode Oscillators

 

 

Microwave Photonics

 

 

Dr C Free

R Davis

N Ridler

Dr C Free

Dr C Aitchison

  

15.00 – 15.30

 

Tea break

 

 

Tea break

 

 

Tea break

 

 

Tea break

 

 

Tea break

 

 

15.3017.00

 

 

CAD (ADS)

 

 

Microwave Antennas

 

 

Measurements II

 

 

Dielectric Measurements

 

 

FINISH

 

Dr H Osman

Dr C Free

 

 

N Ridler

Dr C Free

 

 

17:00-18:30

 

CAD (ADS)

 

 

CAD (CST)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAD (CST)

 

 

CAD (CST)

 

 

Dr H Osman

Dr H Osman

 

 

Dr H Osman

Dr H Osman

 

 

Updated 27/10/09

 

Modular MSc via Short Courses

By reading for a Masters degree on a flexible part-time basis delegates are able to continue with their working careers and still gain a universally recognised qualification.  Microwave Engineering can also form part of the “MSc in Electronic Engineering” via Short Courses. The purpose of the programme is to encourage those working in industry to continue with their professional development without necessitating an expensive career break.  The modular approach means that students can choose their own pace of study, to fit in with their work commitments. 

 

An attendee can elect to undertake assessment for this course should he or she so wish. These assessments are mainly by examination.

 

15 credits towards the MSc in Electronic Engineering can be awarded once the student has successfully completed the associated with this course. 

 

Registration for the MSc in Electronic Engineering via short courses is currently free, however, a charge of £100 per module is made for the examinations.

 

Prices

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

 

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment. This makes the price of this course very competitive!

Discounts are also given for group bookings of 3 or more delegates on the course from the same company. Please phone

+44 (0)1483 686040 for further information.

To reserve a place on the above course please complete this Registration Form

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Terms and Conditions

Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received.

Cancellations notified in writing 10 working days before the event
We charge a cancellation fee of 25% of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 75% of the full fee.

Cancellations within 10 working days of the event date
We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds

Substitutions
You can make substitutions at any time before the event.

Cancellation by the University
We reserve the right to cancel any course because of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. We would endeavour to give at least two weeks notice should this occur.

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Further Information

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Updated 27 October 2009 B Steel