The student will be able to:
1. make repeatable swept frequency measurements of SWR, IL,
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.
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.
|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%
INTRODUCTION TO MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY by Monaco.