Module Catalogues

Radio Propagation and Microwave Circuits

Module Title Radio Propagation and Microwave Circuits
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2023/24
Semester SEM1

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.

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.