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EE-946 RF/Microwave and Antenna Design
Campus PNEC
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title RF/Microwave and Antenna Design
Course Code EE-946
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Electromagnetic Theory and Microwave Engineering
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce advance level concepts of radio frequency (RF) communication systems, microwave engineering and novel antenna design to the students at the post graduate level. The operation of devices and components in microwave and millimeter-wave frequency bands will be studied. In the end, finite difference time domain (FDTD) and methods of moments (MoM) based RF and microwave modeling techniques of the devices and systems will be covered in details.
Detail Content
  • RF System Specifications and Transceiver Architectures
  • Operating principles of RF devices and systems at microwave (1-29GHz) and millimeter-wave (30-300GHz) frequencies
  • RF Transmission Lines theory and designing using Agilent’s Advance Design System (ADS) LineCalc tool
  • Planar RF circuit design
    • In-depth theoretical discussion
    • Designing of RF circuits using ADS modeling tool
  • Receivers and Mixers
    • What are mixers? Theory behind Up-conversion and down-conversion configurations
    • Types of mixers and their working principle and practical applications
  • 1-Port and 2-port Microwave Networks
  • Scattering parameters (S-parameters) and how they are derived
    • Understanding of Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) measurements and their modeling using ADS
    • Relationship of VNA with 1-Port and 2-port networks
  • Smith-chart and their understanding, Why they are used in microwave systems design and what is Impedance matching?
  • PCB Dielectric design
    • Selection criteria and dependence of dielectric constant, thickness and loss tangent
    • Modeling techniques
    • Measurements and real world issues
  • Novel Antennas and their design using ADS Momentum and FDTD based techniques
  • Antenna designing for:
    • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)/WiMAX/LTE and Next Generation WLANs systems
    • Wearable antennas for Body Area Networks
    • UAV antennas for UAV related communications
    • Millimeter-Wave Antennas operating at 60GHz for IEEE 802.11 (ad) networks
  • Agilent Advance Design System (ADS)
    • ADS LineCalc for Transmission line & PCB
    • ADS Momentum for Antenna designing etc  Use (Methods of Moments Technique)
  • Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) based technique
    • High Frequency system simulator (HFSS) OR
    • CST Microwave Studio
  • Guest Lectures / Tutorial sessions (If time allows)
Text/Ref Books
  • David M. Pozar, Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems, Wiley, 2000
  • RF Circuit Design theory and application, 2nd Ed, Prentice hall, 2008
  • David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, Wiley, 4th Edition, 2011
  • Constantine A. Balanis, Antenna Theory (Analysis and Design), Wiley, 1997
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Khawaja Bilal Ahmed Mahmood
PhD from University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Specialization: 60GHz Microwave Photonics Systems