VTE-260 Microwave

Course Description:  This course introduces the student to Microwaves and Microwave systems.  The student will analyze Microwave Transmitters, Receivers, Waveguide Theory, Antennas, Cavity Resonators and Tube Microwave devices and semiconductor microwave devices.
  • Prerequisite Courses:   VEE 240

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of schematic diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.
  5. Practice a career in the Telecom industry.
  6. Troubleshoot microwave, fiber optic, radio communication and telephone system.
B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:
  1. Understand basic principles of microwave communication system.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of microwave transmitter and receiver.
  3. Identify waveguides with other methods of energy transfer.
  4. Know transmission devices and medium in microwave communication system.
  5. Recognize the tube and semiconductor microwave devices.
  6. Troubleshoot microwave transmitter and receiver system

SLO

PLO 1

PLO 2

PLO 3

PLO 4

PLO5

PLO6

1

D

M

M

 

 

M

2

D

D

D

 

 

M

3

D

M

D

 

 

M

4

D

 M

D

 

 

M

5

D

M

DM

 

 

M

6

D

M

DM

 

 

M

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Understand basic principles of microwave communication system.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1  Discuss history and foundation of microwave communication

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.

1.2  Describe microwave principles and radio frequency spectrum
1.3  Identify microwave frequency
1.4 Discuss microwave prefixes

General SLO 2. Demonstrate understanding of microwave transmitter and receiver.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe and analyze stages of microwave system

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.
.

2.2 Describe and analyze multiplexing in microwave communication

2.3 Identify and describe microwave components and devices

2.4 Explain the effect of misalignment in microwave communication transmission and reception system

General SLO 3. Identify waveguides with other methods of energy transfer.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the advantage of waveguides

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.

3.2 Describe the disadvantages of waveguides

3.3 Describe antenna construction and theory

3.4 Differentiate the different antenna design

General SLO 4. Know transmission devices and medium in microwave communication.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe the operation of cavity resonator

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.

4.2 Describe the operation of Klystrons

4.3 Describe and analyze the operation of magnetron

4.4 Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various transmission medium

General SLO 5. Recognize the tube and semiconductor microwave devices.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe vacuum tube principles

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.

5.2 Identify terminals and function of vacuum tube

5.3 Discuss the semiconductor principles

5.4 Describe and analyze the limitation of semiconductor 

5.5 Compare the advantages and disadvantages of tubes
and semiconductor devices

General SLO 6. Troubleshoot microwave transmitter and receiver.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1  Check and trace power supply circuit

Quizzes, written test and
practical exam.

6.2  Check and test transmitter circuit
6.3  Test Transmitter waveguide
6.4  Check and test receiver circuit

6.5  Test Receiver waveguide

D. COURSE CONTENTS
  1. Microwave principle.
  2. Microwave transmitter and receiver.
  3. Analyze waveguides with other methods of energy transfer.
  4. Describe the transmission devices and medium in microwave communication.
  5. Vacuum tube and semiconductor microwave devices.
  6. Troubleshooting microwave transmitter and receiver.
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Computer Aided Instruction
Practical/Experimentation
Lecture/Demonstration

F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

NIDA reference manual for microwave communication (provided by instructor).
Scientific calculator and ruler (metric and U.S.).

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

NIDA student resource package

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

I. EVALUATION

Student in telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

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