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Inglese

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Torino

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ING-INF/02 | 10 | B - Caratterizzanti | Ingegneria elettronica |

2020/21

The course in taught in English.
The transport of information, in any electronic or photonic system, always occurs through the propagation of electromagnetic waves. These phenomena are completely described by Maxwell's equations, whose methodological study constitutes a fundamental point of all the curriculum in electronic and telecommunications engineering. In addition to the classic applications in the field of radio frequency, microwave, millimeter-wave and optic communications, the continuous growth of electronic technology makes it necessary to consider properly the electromagnetic phenomena in the design of almost all the electronic components and subsystems.

The course in taught in English.
The transport of information, in any electronic or photonic system, always occurs through the propagation of electromagnetic waves. These phenomena are completely described by Maxwell's equations, whose methodological study constitutes a fundamental point of all the curriculum in electronic and telecommunications engineering. In addition to the classic applications in the field of radio frequency, microwave, millimeter-wave and optic communications, the continuous growth of electronic technology makes it necessary to consider properly the electromagnetic phenomena in the design of almost all the electronic components and subsystems.

Ability to understand the phenomena associated with dynamic electromagnetic fields, and in particular with time-harmonic fields, for the most relevant applications of information engineering: electronic components and subsystems for RF, microwave and millimeter waves, and wireless propagation at-large.
Ability to apply analytical methods to analysis and the simple designs to the above-mentioned applications of the electromagnetic fields.

Ability to understand the phenomena associated with dynamic electromagnetic fields, and in particular with time-harmonic fields, for the most relevant applications of information engineering: electronic components and subsystems for RF, microwave and millimeter waves, and wireless propagation at-large.
Ability to apply analytical methods to analysis and the simple designs to the above-mentioned applications of the electromagnetic fields.

Basic math and calculus, and in particular ability to perform computations involving complex numbers and vector quantities; study of functions, basic knowledge and ability to solve problems on: multi-dimensional differential and integral calculus, differential and integral calculus of vector fields.
Basic knowledge and ability to perform computations involving functions of complex variable and Fourier transforms.
Basic knowledge and ability to solve problems on ordinary differential equations (of second order).
Fundamentals of physics on electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic quantities and on the energy properties of the electromagnetic field.
Circuit theory: ability to solve problems on the time-harmonic analysis of linear networks (sinusoidal regime).

Basic math and calculus, and in particular ability to perform computations involving complex numbers and vector quantities; study of functions, basic knowledge and ability to solve problems on: multi-dimensional differential and integral calculus, differential and integral calculus of vector fields.
Basic knowledge and ability to perform computations involving functions of complex variable and Fourier transforms.
Basic knowledge and ability to solve problems on ordinary differential equations (of second order).
Fundamentals of physics on electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic quantities and on the energy properties of the electromagnetic field.
Circuit theory: ability to solve problems on the time-harmonic analysis of linear networks (sinusoidal regime).

• Transmission lines and distributed parameter components (3 CFU): line equations and their solution; Smith chart; impedance matching; scattering parameters and scattering matrix; transmission line transients.
• Maxwell equations (1 CFU).
• Electromagnetic wave propagation in homogeneous media: plane waves (1 CFU).
• Electromagnetic wave propagation in metallic waveguides (2 CFU): propagation modes and their properties; rectangular waveguide; circular waveguide and coaxial cable; simple discontinuities and their use; losses; excitation terms.
• Electromagnetic wave radiation and antennas (3 CFU): radiation in free-space; antenna characteristic parameters, radio-link budget; introduction to antennas; dipoles; aperture antennas; arrays (basics).

• Transmission lines and distributed parameter components (3 CFU): line equations and their solution; Smith chart; impedance matching; scattering parameters and scattering matrix; transmission line transients.
• Maxwell equations (1 CFU).
• Electromagnetic wave propagation in homogeneous media: plane waves (1 CFU).
• Electromagnetic wave propagation in metallic waveguides (2 CFU): propagation modes and their properties; rectangular waveguide; circular waveguide and coaxial cable; simple discontinuities and their use; losses; excitation terms.
• Electromagnetic wave radiation and antennas (3 CFU): radiation in free-space; antenna characteristic parameters, radio-link budget; introduction to antennas; dipoles; aperture antennas; arrays (basics).

The course is organized as an alternance of frontal lectures, exercize sessions and experimental labs.
Specifically 3 experimental labs are organized:
1. Measurements of scattering parameters for microstrip components with network analyser. (descriptive)
2. Measurements of scattering parameters with the slotted line.
3. Measurement of antenna radiation pattern.

The course is organized as an alternance of frontal lectures, exercize sessions and experimental labs.
Specifically 3 experimental labs are organized:
1. Measurements of scattering parameters for microstrip components with network analyser. (descriptive)
2. Simulation with CST-MWS of a microstrip device.
3. Simulation with CST-MWS of the antenna radiation pattern.

D. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, Addison Wesley, 1990.
Material on selected parts of the course available on the web portal.
Also available on the web portal: information on course, course handouts, assigned problems.

D. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, Addison Wesley, 1990.
Material on selected parts of the course available on the web portal.
Also available on the web portal: information on course, course handouts, assigned problems.

The exam aims at assessing the specific knowledge of the topics listed in the course's official program and the ability to apply the theory and related design techniques to the solution of practical exercises. Following this approach, the exam consists of a first section with multiple choice questions about theory and a second section based on exercises in different formats (open questions, questions with a numerical answer, multiple choice questions). All these questions will be similar to the ones solved and discussed in class. The time for the exam will be 2 hours and it will be administered on a PC with the help of the platform Exam and of a proctoring software or as a PC-based test in laboratory in PoliTo with similar modalities. During the exam, texts and lecture notes (both in print or manuscript) are not allowed. The use of programmable calculators is forbidden. The maximum achievable mark of the written test is 27/30. In the case of a score of 18/30 or above, up to 3 additional points can be added, depending on the weekly delivery of the homework assignments and of the laboratory reports. If the final score of the exam is at least 27/30, an optional oral examination can be requested; the optional oral examination will be mainly aimed at analyzing the theoretical implications presented during the lectures and may include the critical discussion of the written test and of the laboratory activities. The oral examination can also be requested by the course instructor, in those cases he deem it necessary, to confirm the grade of the exam.

The exam aims at assessing the specific knowledge of the topics listed in the course's official program and the ability to apply the theory and related design techniques to the solution of practical exercises. Following this approach, the exam consists of a first section with multiple choice questions about theory and a second section based on exercises in different formats (open questions, questions with a numerical answer, multiple choice questions). All these questions will be similar to the ones solved and discussed in class. The time for the exam will be 2 hours and it will be administered on a PC with the help of the platform Exam and of a proctoring software or as a PC-based test in laboratory in PoliTo with similar modalities. During the exam, texts and lecture notes (both in print or manuscript) are not allowed. The use of programmable calculators is forbidden. The maximum achievable grade of the written test is 27/30. In the case of a score of 18/30 or above, up to 3 additional points can be added, depending on the weekly delivery of the homework assignments and of the laboratory reports. If the final score of the exam is at least 27/30, an optional oral examination can be requested; the optional oral examination will be mainly aimed at analyzing the theoretical implications presented during the lectures and may include the critical discussion of the written test and of the laboratory activities. The oral examination can also be requested by the course instructor, in those cases he deems it necessary, to confirm the grade of the exam.

The exam aims at assessing the specific knowledge of the topics listed in the course's official program and the ability to apply the theory and related design techniques to the solution of practical exercises. Following this approach, the exam consists of a first section with multiple choice questions about theory and a second section based on exercises in different formats (open questions, questions with a numerical answer, multiple choice questions). All these questions will be similar to the ones solved and discussed in class. The time for the exam will be 2 hours and it will be administered on a PC with the help of the platform Exam and of a proctoring software or as a PC-based test in laboratory in PoliTo with similar modalities. During the exam, texts and lecture notes (both in print or manuscript) are not allowed. The use of programmable calculators is forbidden. The maximum achievable mark of the written test is 27/30. In the case of a score of 18/30 or above, up to 3 additional points can be added, depending on the weekly delivery of the homework assignments and of the laboratory reports. If the final score of the exam is at least 27/30, an optional oral examination can be requested; the optional oral examination will be mainly aimed at analyzing the theoretical implications presented during the lectures and may include the critical discussion of the written test and of the laboratory activities. The oral examination can also be requested by the course instructor, in those cases he deem it necessary, to confirm the grade of the exam.

The exam aims at assessing the specific knowledge of the topics listed in the course's official program and the ability to apply the theory and related design techniques to the solution of practical exercises. Following this approach, the exam consists of a first section with multiple choice questions about theory and a second section based on exercises in different formats (open questions, questions with a numerical answer, multiple choice questions). All these questions will be similar to the ones solved and discussed in class. The time for the exam will be 2 hours and it will be administered on a PC with the help of the platform Exam and of a proctoring software or as a PC-based test in laboratory in PoliTo with similar modalities. During the exam, texts and lecture notes (both in print or manuscript) are not allowed. The use of programmable calculators is forbidden. The maximum achievable grade of the written test is 27/30. In the case of a score of 18/30 or above, up to 3 additional points can be added, depending on the weekly delivery of the homework assignments and of the laboratory reports. If the final score of the exam is at least 27/30, an optional oral examination can be requested; the optional oral examination will be mainly aimed at analyzing the theoretical implications presented during the lectures and may include the critical discussion of the written test and of the laboratory activities. The oral examination can also be requested by the course instructor, in those cases he deems it necessary, to confirm the grade of the exam.

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