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CODE 106782
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims at providing the basic competences about distributed-element circuits operating at radio and microwave frequencies.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and laboratory experiences.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction and course organization

Guided electromagnetic waves

Maxwell’s equations for cylindrical structures.

Field behavior in the axial direction and in the transverse plane.

Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions.

Classification of modes and their computation.

Effects of losses: perturbation method, conductor losses, dielectric losses.

Wave properties: phase velocity and wavelength, group velocity, cutoff phenomena.

Guiding systems

Parallel plate waveguide, rectangular and circular waveguide, coaxial line.

Planar transmission lines: strip and microstrip lines, coplanar waveguide, slot line, substrate integrated waveguide.

Theory of distributed-elements circuits

Modes as transmission lines: general form of telegrapher’s equations

Field representation in guiding systems and power transfer.

Transmission lines and distributed-elements circuits.

Passive components in radio-frequency and microwave circuits

General description of components, their representations and scattering parameters.

One-port components: loads, short and open circuits.

Two-port components: discontinuities and junctions, transitions and adapters, attenuators, phase shifters, isolators, gyrators.

Three-port components: T junctions, power dividers, circulators.

Four-port components: directional couplers, hybrid junctions.

Microwave resonators: quality factor and resonant cavities.

Laboratory experiences

  • Field computation and visualization with MATLAB.
  • Rectangular waveguides and their classification.
  • Measurements with slotted lines and waveguides.
  • Simulation of radio-frequency/microwave components.
  • Experimental characterization of radio-frequency/microwave devices.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes and slides of laboratory sessions.

Basic textbooks:

R. E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering, New York: IEEE Press/John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2011

R. Sorrentino, G. Bianchi, Microwave and RF Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Textbooks on advanced topics:

R. Garg, I. Bahl, and M. Bozzi, Microstrip lines and slotlines, 3rd edition. Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2013.

G. Pelosi, R. Coccioli, and S. Selleri, Quick finite elements for electromagnetic waves, 2nd edition. Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2009.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELE CAVIGLIA (President)

ANDREA RANDAZZO

VALENTINA SCHENONE

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

According to the academic calendar.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

At least three questions are asked during the oral exam: the first one is chosen by the student, the second is about theory, the last one is more practical (an exercise, typically).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

After this course, students should demonstrate to know the fundamentals of distributed-element circuits operating at radio and microwave frequencies, as well as the operating principles of standard guiding systems and basic passive radio-frequency/microwave components.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
12/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
26/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
26/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
09/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
09/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
07/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
07/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
04/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
04/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
19/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
19/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
06/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
06/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento

FURTHER INFORMATION

The teacher is available for any further information about this course.

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