Syllabus-Spring 2000

This course is intended to give a background and basic information about Microwave Engineering to selected senior students and first year graduate students. The theoretical courses will be supported by laboratory experiments and computer simulations.

Textbook: P.F. Combes, J. Graffeuil, J.F. Sautereau - Microwave Components, Devices and Active Circuits, John Wiley &Sons 1987

Reference R.E. Collin - Foundations for Microwave Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1992

    1. Y. Liao - Microwave Devices and Circuits, Prentice-Hall, 1990

Prerequisites by topic:

  1. Field Theory
  2. Electromagnetic Waves
  3. Electronics


  1. Introduction to EM Waves (2 classes)
  2. Microwave transmission lines (2 classes)
  3. Waveguides (2 classes)
  4. Striplines (2 classes)
  5. Impedance matching (2 classes)
  6. Microwave resonators and filters (2 classes)
  7. Other passive microwave components (2 classes)
  8. Solid state Microwave devices (MW Transistors, MESFET, HEMT, MW diodes) (4 classes)
  9. Microwave tubes (Klystrons, magnetrons, travelling wave tubes :TWT). (2 classes)
  10. Microwave circuits; amplifiers, oscillators and mixers (6 classes)
  11. Microwave communication systems (2 classes)
  12. Mid term exams (2 classes)

11.Laboratory demonstrations: (4 classes)

    1. Wavelength and standing waves in waveguides.
    2. Microwave impedance measurement.
    3. Directional couplers.
    4. Horn antenna and propagation.


There will be a homework each week or every two weeks depending on the subjects being studied. In addition to the homework each student will prepare a term project about a selected topic in microwave devices or systems.


Homework = 10%, Lab. = 10%, Term Project = 10%, Midterm = 30%, Final =40%