ECE 435: Electromagnetic Waves and Applications


Instructor/Laboratory Supervisor: Leo C. Kempel Email: kempel@egr.msu.edu Web: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~kempel/ Phone: 353-9944 Class E-mail: To contact the ECE435 class via e-mail instructor Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Office Hours: MWF, 12:30-1:30, 2234EB and by appointment. Text: 1) C.A. Balanis, "Antenna Theory,", 2nd Ed., Wiley, 1997. 2) ECE 435 Coursepack (available at the Anthony Hall Copy Center). References: 1) Ramo, Whinnery, and Van Duzer, "Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics," 3rd Ed., Wiley, 1994. 2) J.D. Kraus, "Antennas," 2nd. Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1988. 3) W.L. Stutzman and G.A. Thiele, "Antenna Theory and Design," 2nd. Ed., Wiley, 1998. 4) D.M. Pozar, "Microwave Engineering," 2nd. Ed., Wiley, 1998. Time & Place: Lecture Fall Semester 2001 MWF 1:50-2:40 1202 Engineering Building Laboratory Tu 11:30-2:20 (Section 1) Th 11:30-2:20 (Section 2) Tu 3:00-5:50 (Section 3) 2234 Engineering Building Course Outline: 1) Microwave Networks and Circuits: S-parameters and circuit elements (Pozar Chpt. 4) 2) Antenna concepts: Radiated power, impedance, gain, antenna pattern (Balanis Chpt. 2) 3) EM field equations, wave equations, etc. (Balanis Chpt. 3) 5) Radiation by wire and loop antennas (Balanis Chpts. 4 and 5) 6) Microstrip antennas (Balanis Chpt. 14) 7) Antenna arrays (Balanis Chpts. 6 and 7) 8) Misc. antenna overview (Balanis Chpts. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 9) Guided waves: Transmission lines, waveguides, microstrip, fiber optics (notes) 10) Confined waves: Cavities (notes) Course Grading: Home work 10% Midterm Project 10% Exam 30% Semester Design Project 25% Laboratory 25% The exam is tenetively scheduled for Nov. 20, 2002. Final Exam: 12:45-2:45 on December 10, 2002. Laboratory Experiments: Instructions: 1) All students should check each experiment's listing after 12:00 Noon on the Monday prior to the experiment. 2) All students MUST bring a printed copy of each experiment to the appropriate laboratory session. 3) All lab policies, schedules, and experiments are provided below as downloadable PDF files.

  • Laboratory Manual Cover Page
  • Laboratory Policies
  • Laboratory Schedule
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Experiment 1: S-Parameter Measurement Using the Vector Voltmeter S-Parameters Measurement Technique
  • Experiment 2: S-Parameters of Cascaded 2-Port Networks
  • Experiment 3: Introduction to CAD of Microwave Circuits Puff Web-page at Cal Tech Sonnet Lite Web Page Revised drawing of the 6 GHz filter.
  • Experiment 4: Design of Microwave Circuits Design charts for branchline couplers and side coupled filters.
  • Experiment 5: Introduction to the Microwave Network Analyzer
  • Experiment 6: Antenna Pattern Measurements
  • Experiment 7: Measurement of the Properties of a Branch Line Coupler
  • Experiment 8: Antenna Impedance Measurements
  • Experiment 9: NEC Modeling Revised Lab 8 Instructions NEC-2 User Manual Page NEC2 for PCs Nec-2 executable for PCs (<= 256 segments). NEC2 for PCs Nec-2 executable for PCs (<= 1950 segments). NOTE: You must have NEC2D.EXE in the same directory as nec2d1k9.exe to run nec2d1k9.exe!!! NEC2 for SUNs Nec-2 executable for SUNs (<= 1950 segments).
  • Experiment 10: Microwave Waveguide and Component Measurements
  • Experiment 11: Microwave Cavity Measurements Additional Information:
  • ri2mp.f Fortran program to convert from S-paramter real/imaginary to magnitude/phase format. Compile instructions for SUN: f77 -o ri2mp ri2mp.f
  • low11.txt Example original S-parameter data in real/imaginary format.
  • low11.mp Converted S-parameter data in real/imaginary format.
  • nplot.f Fortran program to plot line plots and create nice PostScript output file (Written by Drs. Norm Vandenberg and Leland Pierce while at Univ. of Michigan). Compile instructions for SUN: f77 -o nplot nplot.f nplot_tutorial.txt Tutorial for nplot.
  • nplot SUN-compiled program to plot line plots.
  • mag.fmt Example format file to plot magnitude using NPLOT.
  • phase.fmt Example format file to plot phase using NPLOT.
  • mag.ps Example PostScript magnitude plot using NPLOT. Printing instructions: See DECS or try lpr -P{printer name} mag.ps, example {printer name} = eb2200ps1 for printer in EB2200. Alternative: If you are on a SUN and GhostView is used to view the file, you can print from GhostView).
  • phase.fmt Example PostScript phase plot using NPLOT. Printing instructions: See DECS or try lpr -P{printer name} phase.ps Homework:
  • Homework #1 due 09/11/02.
  • Homework #2 due 09/23/02.
  • Homework #3 due 09/04/02.
  • Homework #4 due 10/23/02.
  • Homework #5 due 11/18/02. Homework Solutions:
  • Homework 2-4 solutions.
  • Keep checking here for more stuff!!! Midterm Design Project:
  • Midterm Project: Design of a Dual-band GPS Antenna Due 10/16/02. Final Design Project:
  • Final Project: Design of a Wide Bandwidth Antenna Due 12/10/02.

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