Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Anno Accademico 2010/11
Guiding electromagnetic systems
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering) - Torino
Docente Qualifica Settore Lez Es Lab Tut Anni incarico
Pirinoli Paola ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-INF/02 60 0 20 0 11
SSD CFU Attivita' formative Ambiti disciplinari
ING-INF/02 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria elettronica
01NNS; 01NVE; 02MXB
The course is taught in English.

The course illustrates the principles of operation, and provides the design criteria of the main passive components used in microwave and millimeter-wave systems. The course also provides an introduction to electromagnetic compatibility, with particular emphasis on signal integrity, conducted interference, and mitigation of interference due to electromagnetic fields in electronic devices.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Capability to represent multi-port devices with equivalent matrices and to relate the properties of the latter to the physical characteristics of the component they represent.
Knowledge of the operation principles of the main microwave an millimeter-wave passive components.
Capability to design microwave components in microstrip technology.
Capability to use simulation tools for microwave components.
Capability to measure microstrip components.
Knowledge and ability to model noise and interferences on transmission lines.
Knowledge of basics of emissions and susceptibility of components and systems, and of the techniques for their suppression.
Knowledge of the main antennas used for field measurements.
Prerequisiti / Conoscenze pregresse
- Basics of electromagnetic wave propagation in free space.
- Basics of guided electromagnetic wave propagation: transmission lines, waveguides.
Microwave components, characterization and design techniques:
- review of S-parameter representation; (4 h)
- resonators; (2 h)
- microwave filters; (16 h)
- three-port structures: circulators and power dividers; (8 h)
- four-port structures: directional couplers. (6 h)
Use of the above components in microwave systems: signal distribution networks, de/multiplexing systems, antenna array feed networks. (4 h)
Signal integrity: review of time domain transmission lines, multi conductor lines, cross-talk. (20 h)
Conducted emissions and susceptibility: suppression techniques. (10 h)
Electromagnetic field sensors: dipoles, wide bandwidth antennas. (10 h)
Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Problem-solving classes integrated with lectures.
Experimental labs: measurement of microwave components and radiated emissions. The measures will be taken by students divided into teams and assisted by experienced staff.
Labs on the simulation of microwave components with commercial software, assisted by experienced staff.
Group activity (optional) devoted to the design of one of the components analyzed during the course, to the simulation of its behavior and to the measurement of a prototype, that will be manufactured by experienced personnel.
Testi richiesti o raccomandati: letture, dispense, altro materiale didattico
Material available on the web portal: classed slides, assignments, collection of useful formulas
Suggested textbooks:
- D. Pozar, 'Microwave engineering'
- C. Paul: 'Introduction to electromagnetic compatibility'
Criteri, regole e procedure per l'esame
Problem-solving written test. (Optional) oral test, may be replaced by submitting a report on the project activity.
Orario delle lezioni
Statistiche superamento esami

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2010/11

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