This course addresses foundational microwave circuit concepts and engineering fundamentals. Topics include electromagnetics leading to wave propagation and generation, the transmission line, and impedance/admittance transformation and matching. Mapping and transformation are presented in the development of the Smith Chart. The Smith Chart is used to perform passive microwave circuit design. Microwave networks and s-matrix are presented; Mason’s rules is introduced. Circuits are physically designed using microstrip concepts, taking into consideration materials properties, connectors, and other components.
Students who have completed EN.525.674 are restricted from enrolling in EN.525.623