MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL ENGINEERING

MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL ENGINEERING

AF monodisc.
Course details
Academic year: 
2014/2015
Available in academic year: 
2014/2015
Type of course: 
Characteristic of the class
Lesson type: 
Elective
Department/structure: 
Scientific-disciplinary sector: 
CAMPI ELETTROMAGNETICI (ING-INF/02)
Course language: 
English
Credits: 
9
Course year: 
1
Teaching staff: 
Semester: 
First Semester
Hours of lectures: 
72
Hours of self study: 
135
Requirements: 

ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY
Introduction to Microwave Engineering: Applications of Microwave Engineering, A Short History of Microwave Engineering.
Maxwell’s Equations
Fields in Media and Boundary Conditions: Fields at a General Material Interface, Fields at a Dielectric Interface, Fields at the Interface with a Perfect Conductor (Electric Wall), The MagneticWall Boundary Condition, The Radiation Condition.
The Wave Equation and Basic Plane Wave Solutions: The Helmholtz Equation, Plane Waves in a Lossless Medium, Plane Waves in a General Lossy Medium, Plane Waves in a Good Conductor.
General Plane Wave Solutions: Circularly Polarized Plane Waves.
Energy and Power: Power Absorbed by a Good Conductor.
Plane Wave Reflection from a Media Interface: General Medium, Lossless Medium, Good Conductor, Perfect Conductor, The Surface Impedance Concept.
Oblique Incidence at a Dielectric Interface: Parallel Polarization, Perpendicular Polarization, Total Reflection and Surface Waves.
Some Useful Theorems: The Reciprocity Theorem, Image Theory.

TRANSMISSION LINE THEORY
The Lumped-Element Circuit Model for a Transmission Line: Wave Propagation on a Transmission Line, The Lossless Line.
Field Analysis of Transmission Lines: Transmission Line Parameters, The Telegrapher Equations Derived from Field Analysis of a Coaxial Line, Propagation Constant, Impedance, and Power Flow for the Lossless Coaxial Line.
The Terminated Lossless Transmission Line: Special Cases of Lossless Terminated Lines.
The Smith Chart: The Combined Impedance–Admittance Smith Chart, The Slotted Line.
The Quarter-Wave Transformer: The Impedance Viewpoint, The Multiple-Reflection Viewpoint.
Generator and Load Mismatches: Load Matched to Line, Generator Matched to Loaded Line, Conjugate Matching.
Lossy Transmission Lines: The Low-Loss Line, The Distortionless Line, The Terminated Lossy Line, The Perturbation Method for Calculating Attenuation, The Wheeler Incremental Inductance Rule.