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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


Knowledge and understanding of the electromagnetic behaviour and design criteria of planar microwave components at microwave frequencies.

Applying knowledge and understanding: to
be able to define and evaluate the operative features of planar microwave system, starting from its electromagnetic behaviour.

Making judgements: provide a critical and synergistic use of the methods and techniques for the analysis and design of planar microwave components and circuits.

Communicating skill: To be able to clearly express technical ideas and proposals.

Learning skills: To be able acquire information from different sources in order to achieve a deeper and conscious insight in the electromagnetic characterisation of planar microwave components and circuits.


knowledge of the main physical phenomena related to electromagnetic field propagation; Transmission Line Theory; differential calculus; ordinary differential equations; vectorial algebra; matrices; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Fourier and Laplace transform.


Propagation in TEM and q-TEM planar structures. Microwave circuits: Power dividers, directional couplers, Phase shifters.

Teaching Methods

Lecture = 35 h
Exercises = 12 h
Laboratory = 3 h

Verification of learning

The final evaluation of the student consists of an oral test in which two questions are proposed. The student must demonstrate the knowledge of the criteria for the analysis and design of passive components and the characteristics of the propagation in the main printed guiding structures at microwave frequencies.

The score of the examination will be mainly attributed based on the answers to the questions proposed in the final oral examination. It will also be evaluated the attendance at laboratory activities and exercises, and the active participation of the student. The weight of the latter factors in the determination of the final grade will be clearly defined at the beginning of the course.

In order to pass the exam the student must demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of all the topics of the course, a basic knowledge of the topics covered in the tutorials and laboratory work.
To achieve a score of 30/30 cum laude, the student must demostrate an excellent knowledge of all the topics covered during the course.


David M. Pozar: Microwave Engineering

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