SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 4:50:59 PMELEC 67B Course Outline as of Fall 1997

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Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 67BTitle:  ADVANCED MICROWAVE  
Full Title:  Advanced Microwave Systems and Devices
Last Reviewed:11/5/1997

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled2.0010 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Continuation of Elec 67A with emphasis on Swept Frequency Techniques, Spectral Analysis, and Modern Microwave devices and practice including GasFET, HEMT, and YIG circuits.

Course Completion of ELEC 167 ( or ELEC 67A)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of 67A with emphasis on Swept Frequency Techniques, Spectral Analysis & Modern Microwave devices & practice including GasFET, HEMT & YIG circuits.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ELEC 167 ( or ELEC 67A)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The student will be able to:
     1. make repeatable swept frequency measurements of SWR, IL,
        & Gain.
     2. identify and repair common microwave system problems.
     3. construct microwave circuitry.
     4. calculate noise temperature, noise figure, & signal to noise
     5. define "S" parameters.
     6. demonstrate system faults using a TDR.
     7. align, track, and calculate microwave antenna system
     8. calculate communication system performance.
     9. identify the operation of GasFET's, HEMT's, IMPATT's & YIG
        devices and current devices.
    10. use a network analyzer and service monitor.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Swept frequency measurement, theory and techniques.
 2.  Swept power sources.
 3.  Passive microwave components.
 4.  Insertion loss & gain measurements.
 5.  TIME domain reflectometry.
 6.  VSWR & return loss measurements.
 7.  "S" parameters.
 8.  Attenuators, couplers & pads.
 9.  Network analysis theory & techniques.
10.  STRIPLINE, microstriplines, co planer lines & slot lines.
11.  Controlled electron microwave devices.
12.  Solid state microwave devices:
        a. GAS Fet's HEMT's, GUNNDIODES, IMPATT'S, Transistor
           Oscillators, Amplifiers, and YIG circuits.
13.  Spectral analysis theory and techniques.
14.  Noise effects and measurements.
15.  Waveguide vs coaxial systems in microwave work systems:
        a. low noise microwave amplifiers
        b. radar & pulse modulated systems
        c. point to point communication systems
        d. satellite communication systems
16.  Microwave antenna systems.
 1.  SWEPT frequency insertion loss measurements.
 2.  SWEPT frequency SWR & return loss measurements.
 3.  Time domain reflectometry.
 4.  Precision measurements & repeatability.
 5.  Spectral analysis, methods, & equipment.
 6.  SWEPT frequency gain measurements.
 7.  Microwave construction techniques.
 8.  Microwave oscillator evaluation.
 9.  Low noise amplifier evaluation, gain, B.W. operational
10.  Connector installation techniques & testing.
11.  Antenna gain measurement techniques.
12.  Satellite system alignments & dish tracking.
13.  Radar systems.
14.  Micro electronic microwave techniques.

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Homework and other exercises from text manual.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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