Department of Electrical Communication Engineering

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India


E8-242 Microwave Systems Engineering 

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Microwave engineering has been one of the major research areas in the department since its inception.  Over the years, courses offered within this area have evolved in such a way as to incorporate contemporary trends that could influence the advancement of our core research. There is a special demand to start a course catering to the present day Telecommunication industry.

This topic emphasizes on developing components and systems that would form part of any telecommunication system.  The course would be divided into four parts: (i) microwave engineering fundamentals, (ii) basic concepts of passive and active circuits, (iii) and antennas and (iv) numerical electromagnetic techniques.

Brief Syllabus

Applied Electromagnetics: Maxwell Equations, Wave Equations, Transmission line theory;
Microwave passive and active circuits: Impedance matching, filter design; RFICs and MMICs: amplifiers, oscillators, mixers;
Antennas and Propagation: Fundamentals, types of antennas, smart antennas, antennas for wireless communications;
Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics: Basics of method of moments and finite difference time domain techniques