Course Title : Microwave Engineering

Code 60360
Course Year 4th year
Term 1st term
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Instructor Naoki Shinohara, Tomohiko Mitani, Shigeo Kawasaki (JAXA)

Course Description

Theory and applications of microwave transmittion line , microwave passive circuits, active circuits, and microwave tubes are given. Applications of thier devices and elements for mobile phones, radar and wireless power transmission are given.


Grading will be done with the result of the term-end examination and several reports.

Course Goals

The course goal is to understand the principle of microwaves and microwave circuits and to understand the principle of mobile phones and the other microwave applications.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
General concepts 1~2 After confirmation of Maxwell's equations and wave guide theory, general concepts of microwave enginnering are presented as introduction of the following theme.
Circuit theory of transmission line 2~3 Characteristics of microwave transmission line and circuit theory of transmission line are given. Impedance matching and Smith Chart are given.
Microwave passive circuits 2~3 Connector, circuit device in waveguide, impedance matching load, attenuator, phase shifter, T-blanch, isolator, circuilator, directional coupler, power divider/combiner are given.
Microwave resonator and filter 2~3 Microwave resonator and filter are given.
Microwave tubes 1~2 Generation/amplifier mechanism of microwave tubes of Klystron, TWT, magnetron are given.
Micorwave active circuits and semiconductor devices 2~3 Diode as microwave passive semiconducotor and FET and HBT as microwave active semiconductors are given. Its applications like Parametric amplifier are given.
Microwave Applications 3~4 Theory, requirements, and typical components of RF circuits in mobile communication are given. The other applications of radar, microwave heating, and wireless power transmission are given.


Masamitsu Nakajima: Microwave Engineering (in Japanese) (Morikita Syuppan)


Toshio Nojima and Yasushi Yamao: RF Circuit Technologies for Mobile COmmunication (in Japanese)(IEICE)
Yoshihiro Konishi: Theory and Applications of Microwave Circuits (in Japanese) (Sogo Denshi Syuppan)


"Radio Engineering", Maxwell's equations, theory of radio waves, electric circuits, Distributed parameter circuits

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