Course detail

HF and Microwave Techniques

FEKT-CVMTAcad. year: 2017/2018

The basic circuits in the frequency range up to 1 GHz. High frequency linear amplifiers, band-pass amplifiers, wide band amplifiers, HF power amplifiers. Oscillators, mixers, AM and FM modulators and demodulators. Phase locked loop systems and frequency synthesizers. Principles and applications of microwave techniques. Co-axial lines, striplines, rectangular and circular metallic waveguides. Resonant cavities. Passive microwave circuits - directional couplers, attenuators, matching loads, phase shifter, nonreciprocal devices. Methods of analysis and design by using the s-parameter method.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students become familiar with the basic circuits in the frequency range up to 1 GHz. High frequency linear amplifiers, band-pass amplifiers, wide band amplifiers, HF power amplifiers. Oscillators, mixers, AM and FM modulators and demodulators. Phase locked loop systems and frequency synthesizers. Principles and applications of microwave techniques. Co-axial lines, striplines, rectangular and circular metallic waveguides. Resonant cavities. Passive microwave circuits - directional couplers, attenuators, matching loads, phase shifter, nonreciprocal devices. Methods of analysis and design by using the s-parameter method.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ZINKE, O., BRUNSWIG, H. Lehrbuch der Hochfrequenztechnik. Springer-Verlag Berlin 1986

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Microwave measurement basics, pasive parts in high frequency circuits
2. High frequency amplifiers, multiple-stage amplifiers, wideband amplifiers
3. Power amplifiers, modern types with high efficiency
4. Oscillators and mixers
5. Modulators and demodulators
6. Phase locked loop
7. Frequency syntesizer
8. Microwave transmission fundamentals
9. Microwave integrated circuits
10. Microwave resonant circuits
11. Microwave attenuators and phase shifters, matched loads, directional couplers, power dividers.
12. Nonreciprocity microwave ferrite circuits

Aims

The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the basic HF circuits in the frequency range up to 1 GHz, and with the basic microwave techniques in the frequency range tens to hundreds GHz.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch BC-MET , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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