NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING
COURSE CODE: KET4853
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Faizal Mohd. Zain
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: RF and microwave enginering is an extension of the knowledge and applications of applied electromagnetics and wireless communication devices and systems.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 8/ / YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

 

42

T

 

3

P

 

9

O

 

0

Guided: 54 hours

Independent Learning: 66 hours

Total: 120 hours

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.        To be able to design RF and microwave circuits

2.        To apply RF circuit design techniques to produce RF amplifiers and oscillators

3.        To understand microwave characteristics and design microwave  devices and communication systems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

CLO1: Analyze and design RF and microwave devices and systems. (C5-PO1)

CLO2: Conduct experiments on RF and microwave engineering. (P5)

CLO3: Display the ability to solve the problems related in RF and microwave engineering. (A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  1. Formative
  2. Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

The course teaches the terminology, concepts and basic methods of radio frequency (RF) design, covering generalize system and circuit design techniques used at RF and microwave frequencies. This course covers topics in analogue RF and microwave circuit design and testing. A systems level approach is first given to introduce the RF system as a whole. This includes link budgets of both power and noise. Then the concept of transmission lines and impedance matching is explained, followed by parasitic effects. The scattering parameter is introduced together with transmission parameters and transformations between different sets of 2-port parameters. These techniques are applied to narrow-band circuit design, i.e. on matching and impedance transformation problems. The design of amplifiers and oscillators is introduced, with emphasis on stability and noise performance. This part concludes with wideband circuits. The different types of filters are reviewed. A secondary aim of the course is to introduce the theory of microwave measurements and, in particular, network analysis. Measurement accuracy and calibration procedures and issues as well as other measurement topics will be covered as special applications of concepts of the course.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures, Tutorials, Labs
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
·    Quizzes/Tests

·    Labs

·    Assignment

20%

20%

10%

B. Final Examination (50%)
i.          Examination 50% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Ludwig, R. & Bretchko, P. 2000. RF Circuit Design Theory and Applications. Prentice Hall.
  2. Bowick, C. 2007. RF Circuit Design. Newnes
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Davidson, D. B. 2005. Computational Electromagnetic for RF and Microwave Engineering. Cambridge University Press.
  2. White, J. F. 2004. High Frequency Techniques: An Introduction to RF and Microwave Engineering. John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  3. Chang, K. 2000. RF and Microwave Wireless Systems. John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Pozar, D. M. 2011. Microwave Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.