Aims and Fit of Module
This module introduces students to radio propagation and microwave technologies. It covers the
key features of modern microwave sub-systems, their operations and design requirements. It also
deals with concepts relating to microstrip line design and the design tools used to produce them.
Students are shown how various microwave sub-systems are currently used in wireless
telecommunication systems. The module develops analytical and design knowledge, and provides
experience necessary to solve real world industrial problems.
A understand radio propagation and microwave technologies and how they relate to the relevant underlying electromagnetic theory.
B use electromagnetic theory to analyse microwave designs.
C analyse real world problems and design suitable solutions based on available technologies for wireless telecommunication systems.
D analyse the performance of their design using modern methods and design tools.
E design and manufacture a passive microwave sub-system
F use modern microwave design and measurement tools
G perform a project in a group
Method of teaching and learning
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and lab sessions. The lab
experiments will be carried on using CST Microwave Design Studio software tools for microwave
sub-system design. For each lab, a report shall be prepared, to allow progress to be monitored and
provide formative feedback. The module will be assessed via a design project requiring the
students to develop a solution to an industrial problem from design to manufacture and test.