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Module Code: EEE341
Module Title: Radio Propagation and Microwave Circuits
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: EEE218

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.
Learning outcomes 
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.
1. Introduction to radio propagation and microwave technology, historical context.

2. Review of S-parameters and introduction to the Network Analyser.

3. Principles and theory of planar transmission lines.

4. Introduction to following microwave sub-system design:


Power splitters


Patch Antennas

5. Design procedure using industrially relevant software simulation tool.

6. Manufacturing and measurement procedure using Vector Network Analyser

7. Assessment requirement for the design reports.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26      24    100  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Presentation Presentation 15.00
2 Assessment 85.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/10/2019 12:17:01 AM