SSE 442. RF/Microwave Systems and Antennas,
Prerequisites:ITEC 242 & ITEC 344. RF/Microwave systems and antennas design, analysis, fabrication, test and characterization. Transmission lines in general, introduction to waveguides, planar transmission lines, concept of impedance matching for optimum power transfer, measurement methods for transmission lines, introduction of S-parameters. Antennas in general, printed antennas, reflector antennas, fabrication techniques for printed antennas, impedance and radiation measurements for antennas. Microwave components used in systems such as filters, isolators, directional couplers and power splitters will also be covered.