Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the basic theoretical knowledge, analysis tools and application examples of microwave components.
Propagazione guidata, Antenne A
Course contents summary
Program of the course: Continuity conditions, skin effect. Basic theorems of electromagnetism. Guided propagation and waveguides. Modal functions, waveguide eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Mode orthogonality. Guided mode spectrum, mode expansion and power distribution. Modal, intra-modal, polarization and waveguide dispersion. Mode impedance. Rectangular and circular metallic waveguide. Measurement tools. Microwave transmission lines, microstrip and stripline. Microwave circuit theory. N-port circuits and two port junction. Impedance, admittance and scattering matrices for passive circuits. Passive microwave devices; terminations, couplers, attenuators, filters, hybrid junctions, magic T, circulators. Resonators ; definition, resonant field and cavity modes. Losses and Q factor. Microwave amplifiers. Gain, stability, noise. Microwave antennas and plane wave spectrum. Numerical methods for electromagnetism.
Collin R.E. Foundation for Microwave Engineering, Second Edition, Mc. Graw Hill, 1992.
David M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 2005.