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Syllabus | B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering | Microwave & Radar

13040615 Microwave & Radar L T P C
Version1.0 Date of Approval: — 3 1 0 3

Course Objectives 

  1. To understand the theoretical principles underlying microwave devices and networks.
  2. To design microwave components such as power dividers, hybrid junctions, microwave filters, ferrite devices, and single-stage microwave transistor amplifiers.
  3. To improve skills in written communication, through a project report.
  4. To understand and quantify the effects of noise in microwave systems.
  5. To quantify the signal and noise characteristics of microwave systems such as communication networks, radars, and radiometers, and relate this to the design. process

Course Outcomes

  1. Knowledge about Microwave Solid State Devices.
  2. Ability to identify and study the performance of Wave Guides and Resonators
  3. Study the performance of Microwave Components.
  4. Study the comparative performance analysis of Microwave Tubes and Circuits.
  5. Knowledge about Microwave Measurements.
  6. Study the measurement of impedance using smith chart.

Catalog Description 

Microwave & Radar system pertains to the study and design of microwave circuits, components, and systems. Fundamental principles are applied to analysis, design and measurement techniques in this field. The short wavelengths involved distinguish this discipline from Electronic engineering. This is because there are different interactions with circuits, transmissions and propagation characteristics at microwave frequencies.

 Text Books

  1. Microwave devices and circuits :Samuel Liao;PHI
  2. Microwave devices & Radar Engg :M .Kulkarni;Umesh 

Reference Books

  1. Microwaves and Radar : A.K. Maini; Khanna
  2. Microwave Engineering by A Dass and S K Dass
  3. Microwave by K.C.Gupta
  4. Microwave engineering Rajeswari Chatterjee

Course Content 

Unit I: WAVEGUIDES                                                                                  10 lecture hours

Introduction, comparison with transmission lines, propagation in TE & TM mode, rectangular wave guide, TEM mode in rectangular wave guide, characteristic impedance, introduction to circular waveguides and planar transmission lines.

Unit II: MICROWAVE COMPONENTS                                                      8 lecture hours

Directional couplers, tees, hybrid ring, S-parameters, attenuators, cavity resonators ,mixers & detectors, matched Load, phase shifter ,wave meter, Ferrite devices: Isolators, circulators.

Unit III: MICROWAVE TUBES                                                                    8 lecture hours

Limitation of conventional tubes; Construction, operation and properties of Klystron amplifier, reflex Klystron, magnetron, TWT , BWO , crossed field amplifiers.

Unit IV: MICROWAVE SOLID STATE DEVICE                                      8 lecture hours

Varactor diode, Tunnel diode, Schottky diode, GUNN diode, IMPATT, TRAPATT and PIN diodes. MASER, parametric amplifiers.

Unit V: MICROWAVE MEASUREMENTS                                                6 lecture hours

Power measurement using calorimeter & bolometers, measurement of SWR, frequency , wavelength and impedance. Microwave bridges.

 Unit VI: INTRODUCTION TO RADAR                                                       8 lecture hours

Block Diagram and operation, Radar Frequencies, Simple form of Radar Equation, Prediction of Range Performance, Pulse Repetition frequency and Range Ambiguities, Applications of Radar.

 Mode of Evaluation: The theory and lab performance of students are evaluated separately.


  Theory Laboratory Theory and laboratory
Components Internal SEE Internal SEE
Marks 50 50 50 50
Total Marks 100 100
Scaled Marks 75 25 100