Microwave Engineering

  • Course level: Intermediate


This course is intended to provide a foundation for microwave engineering.

A rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of microwave engineering will be provided. The design of different passive and some active microwave circuits/subsystems will be covered in detail. This course will also provide an overview of the application of microwaves in communication and other areas.

This is the third course towards the Rahsoft RF Certificate course and the first two hundred level course concentrating on RF microwave and Radio transmission line theory and principles. Please note it is recommended for students to take the courses in order but not required.

In RAHCH200 we would be concentrating on the fundamentals of microwave and transmission lines and would be solving many practical examples by both calculation and ADS Keysight software.


What Will I Learn?

  • • Complete understanding of RF Microwaves
  • • Transmission line theory
  • • Smith chart
  • • matching
  • • hand on examples on ADS for matching (top level only do not get confused with RAHRF209-L ADS simulation course)

Topics for this course

109 Lessons

Microwave Engineering

Introduction to Microwave Engineering in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Advantages of Microwave, Transmission Line00:00:00
Applications of Microwave, Transmission Line, Waveguide in Microwav Engineering00:00:00
Transmission Lines (Two wire, Co-axial cable and Microstrip Transmission line)00:00:00
Transmission Line equivalent circuit and characteristics impedance in Microwave00:00:00
Voltage and current equations in transmission line, Transmission Line Equation00:00:00
Reflection Coefficient in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Standing waves in transmission line, Voltage Standing wave ratio, VSWR00:00:00
Line Impedance & Input Impedance of Transmission Line00:00:00
Transmittance Coefficient in Transmission Line in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
What is VSWR in Transmission line in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Phase Generation in Transmission line00:00:00
Microwave effects on transmission line00:00:00
Transmission Line Losses in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Single Stub Matching, Length & Position of Stub, Microwave00:00:00
Limitations of Transmission Line00:00:00
Transmission Line Examples for Characteristics Impedance- Microwave00:00:00
Transmission Line Example for VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio) and Reflection Coefficient00:00:00
Example of Losses in Transmission Line00:00:00
Mathematics of Smith Chart00:00:00
Finding of Z, Y, VSWR and Reflection Coefficient​ in Smith Chart00:00:00
Maxima and Minima Position by Smith Chart00:00:00
Smith Chart Examples, Smith Chart for Transmission Line00:00:00
Transmission Line Example for Single Stub matching00:00:00
Parallel Single Stub Matching by Smith Chart, Parallel Stub Tuner by Smith Chart00:00:00
Series Single Stub matching by Smith Chart, Single Stub Tuner by Smith Chart00:00:00
Single Stub Matching using Smith Chart00:00:00
Basics of Scattering Parameters in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Scattering parameters of 4 port network00:00:00
Scattering parameters of 2 port network in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Properties of Scattering Parameters in Microwave00:00:00
Examples Based on Scattering Parameters in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Comparison between waveguide and Transmission Line00:00:00
Why TEM mode is not possible to propagate in rectangular waveguide?00:00:00
Parallel Plate Waveguide in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Rectangular WaveGuide in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Group velocity and phase velocity in Rectangular waveguide00:00:00
Modes in Rectangular Waveguide00:00:00
Degenerated modes in rectangular waveguide in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Dominant Mode of waveguide in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Cut-off frequency in rectangular waveguide00:00:00
Circular waveguide basics, structure, designing and applications00:00:00
Circular Waveguide example,00:00:00
Comparison between Rectangular waveguide and Circular waveguide00:00:00
WaveGuide Examples in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
WaveGuide Example in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Rectangular waveguide GATE examples in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Waveguide GATE examples in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
isolator in Microwave (Working, Internal structure & Applications)00:00:00
Circulator in Microwave (Working, Internal structure and Applications (Circulator as Duplexer))00:00:00
Example based on Circulator in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Directional Coupler in Microwave (Working, Internal Structure and Scattering Parameters)00:00:00
Example based on Directional Coupler00:00:00
E-Plane Tee (S Matrix, Working & Applications), Wave Guide, Transmission Line, Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Example based on E plane Tee in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
H-Plane Tee (S Matrix, Working & Applications)00:00:00
Example based on H plane Tee in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Magic Tee or E-H Plane Tee (S Matrix, Working & Applications)00:00:00
Hybrid Ring or Rat Race Coupler in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Reflex Klystron working, oscillator and Applegate diagram00:00:00
Two cavity Klystron Amplifier’s (Working, Amplification and Applegate diagram)00:00:00
Comparison between Reflex Klystron & Two Cavity Klystron00:00:00
Cavity Magnetron or Magnetron Oscillator in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Magnetron zero mode, Magnetron pi mode, Magnetron mode jumping & strapping of Magnetron in Microwave00:00:00
Travelling Wave Tube basics, working and applications (TWT)00:00:00
Backward Wave Oscillator basics, Structure, Working and Applications00:00:00
Schottky Diode or Schottky Barrier Diode, Schottky diode vs PN diode00:00:00
Gunn Diode or Transferred Electron Device (TED), Characteristic, Working00:00:00
Varactor Diode, Varicap Diode, Variable Capacitance Diode00:00:00
TRAPATT Diode (TRApped Plasma Avalanche Trigger Transit) in Diode playlist00:00:00
Tunnel Diode or Esaki Diode (Working, Internal Structure & Characteristics)00:00:00
IMPATT Diode (IMPact ionization Avalanche Transit Time diode)00:00:00
BARITT Diode Working, Structure & Applications00:00:00
PIN Diode working, Characteristics, Biasing & Applications in Diode Playlist00:00:00
Step Recovery Diode basics, working, structure & applications00:00:00
RADAR basics, working & Applications00:00:00
RADAR Block Diagram (Bistatic RADAR & Monostatic RADAR)00:00:00
RADAR Range equation00:00:00
Radar range based on noise figure in radar engineering00:00:00
Examples on RADAR Range in RADAR00:00:00
RADAR Range Parameters00:00:00
MTI RADAR, Moving Target Indicator RADAR in Microwave and RADAR Engineering00:00:00
Doppler RADAR or Continuous wave RADAR00:00:00
Examples on Continuous Wave RADAR or Doppler RADAR00:00:00
Pulsed RADAR system00:00:00
Delay Line Canceler with MTI RADAR in Microwave & RADAR engineering00:00:00
RADAR system losses in RADAR and Microwave Engineering00:00:00
A Scope Display (RADAR Display)00:00:00
B Scope Display (RADAR Display)00:00:00
F Scope Display (RADAR Display)00:00:00
Plan Position Indicator (PPI) (RADAR Display)00:00:00
Range Height Indicator (RHI) (RADAR Display) in Control Engineering00:00:00
RADAR Tracking basics, block diagram, working & types in RADAR engineering00:00:00
Sequential lobing, RADAR Tracking in Microwave and Radar engineering00:00:00
Conical scanning, RADAR Tracking in Microwave and Radar engineering00:00:00
EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) & EMC (Electromegetic Compatibility)00:00:00
MMIC – Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit00:00:00
Spectrum Analyzer (Working, Types, Operation and uses)00:00:00
Spectrum Analyzer block Diagram, Basics and Working00:00:00
Network Analyzer basics, Block Diagram and working in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
VNA Calibration in Microwave Measurement in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
MASER – Microwave Amplification Stimulated Emission Radiation in Microwave00:00:00
Phase Shifter basics, Types, Working & Applications00:00:00
Gyrator basics, working, structure & Applications in Microwave Engineering00:00:00
Microwave Transistors basics, structure, types, details & parameters in Microwave00:00:00
Parametric Amplifier Basics, circuit, working, advantages, disadvantages & Applications00:00:00
Limitations of conventional tubes over microwave tubes00:00:00
Cavity Resonator Basics, Performance Parameters, Types, Condition for resonance & Modes of propagati00:00:00
Two holes Directional Coupler basics, Diagram and working in Microwave00:00:00
Microwave Engineering
65 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • o Calculus
  • o Basic electrical engineering concepts
  • o RAHRF101and RAHRF152 prior to this course is preferred but not required
  • o RAHEE101

Target Audience

  • • Electrical Engineers
  • • Communication Engineers
  • • RF Engineers
  • • Antenna Engineers
  • • Hardware Engineers
  • • Electrical Engineering students
  • • Radio Frequency Enthusiasts