Catalogue 2014 - 2015

EE 414 Microwave Engineering


3 cr.


EE 314 or equivalent.

Course Description

Fundamentals of modern microwave engineering with emphasis on microwave network analysis and circuit design. Microwave transmission lines, including waveguide, coax, microstrip, and stripline. Microwave circuit theory, including S-parameters, ABCD matrices, equivalent circuits, and signal flow graphs. Upon completion of this class the student will be able to analyze and design passive microwave circuits and components such as matching networks and microwave resonators, power dividers, directional couplers, and filters. Throughout the semester, SerenadeSV, Sonnet Lite, and MATLAB will be used to emphasize and to help in understanding important concepts of the course as well as a tool for solving homework problems. The primary methods of assessing student learning are homework assignments, quizzes, exams, and design projects.