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Engineering - Electronics & Electrical Engineering | Microwave Systems Design

Microwave Systems Design

Awang, Zaiki

2014, XVIII, 313 p. 202 illus., 23 illus. in color.

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  • Emphasis on design procedures aided by graphical design aids
  • A practical approach emphasizing on ‘design’ rather than ‘analysis’
  • Worked examples and tutorial questions are presented at the end of each chapter
The aim of this book is to serve as a design reference for students and as an up-to-date reference for researchers. It also acts as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the field and offers established rf/microwave engineers a comprehensive refresher.  The content is roughly classified into two – the first two chapters provide the necessary fundamentals, while the last three chapters focus on design and applications. Chapter 2 covers detailed treatment of transmission lines. The Smith chart is utilized in this chapter as an important tool in the synthesis of matching networks for microwave amplifiers. Chapter 3 contains an exhaustive review of microstrip circuits, culled from various references. Chapter 4 offers practical design information on solid state amplifiers, while Chapter 5 contains topics on the design of modern planar filters, some of which were seldom published previously. A set of problems at the end of each chapter provides the readers with exercises which were compiled from actual university coursewares. An extensive list of references is available at the end of each chapter to enable readers to obtain further information on the topics covered.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Conditions for Physical Realizability (CPR) - Figures of Merit (FOM) - Microstrip Transmission Lines - Microwave Engineering - Microwave Transistor Amplifiers - Quarter-wave Transformer - Radio Frequency Communications - Scattering Matrix Parameters - Smith Chart Applications - Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWV)

Related subjects » Circuits & Systems - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Energy - Optical & Electronic Materials

Table of contents 

Chapter One • S Parameters and Circuit Responses                

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Problems of High Frequency Design

1.3 Rational of Using S Parameters

1.4 S Parameters

1.5 Interpretation of S Parameters

1.6 Change of Reference Planes

1.7 Plotting S Parameters on Smith Chart

1.8 Relationship Between S, Z, Y and h Parameters

1.9 Properties of S Parameters - Reciprocal and Lossless Networks

1.10 S Parameter Matrices for Standard Elements

1.11 Transmission [A] Parameters

1.12 Modified S Parameters - Mismatched Load and Source

1.13 Circuit Responses Calculated From S Parameters                     

1.14 Power Gain Equations

1.15 Scattering Matrices of Three and Four-Port Devices

1.16 Signal Flow Graphs


 Chapter Two • Transmission Line Analysis

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Parallel Wire Transmission Line

2.3 Standing waves and the VSWR

2.4 The Input Impedance of a Line

2.5 Input Impedance of Lossy Lines 

2.6 Low Loss Transmission Lines

2.7 Input Impedance of Infinitely Long Transmission Line

2.8 Quarter-Wave Transformer

2.9 The Smith Chart

2.10 Lumped and Distributed Elements


Chapter Three • Microstrip and Related Transmission Lines

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Evolution Of Microstrip As a Transmission Medium

3.3 Quasi-Static Mode For Microstrip Circuit

3.4 Calculation of Characteristic Impedance and Phase Constant    

3.5 Results For εre and Zom  Microstrip

3.6 Filling Factor q                       

3.7 Typical Design (Synthesis) Procedure - Graphical Method       

3.8 Microstrip Discontinuities

3.9 Dispersion In Microstrip

3.10 Higher Order Modes

3.11 Microstrip Losses

3.12 Microstrip Q Factor

3.13 Effects of Top Plates and Enclosures    

3.14 Microstrip Derivatives 

3.15 Alternatives to Microstrip          

3.16 Range of Characteristic Impedance Values for Microstrip and Other Transmission Systems

3.17 Qualitative Comparison of Transmission Structures      


Chapter Four • Design of Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Using S Parameters

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Microwave Transistors

4.3 Material Properties

4.4 Microwave Bipolar Transistor

4.5 Microwave Field Effect Transistor

4.6 Microwave Transistor S-Parameter

4.7 Representations of Transistor S-parameters on Smith and Polar Charts

4.8 Transistor Equivalent Circuits

4.9 Transistor Stability

4.10 Maximum Stable Gain (MSG) and Maximum Available Gain (MAG)

4.11 Constant Gain Circles

4.12 Noise Figure Circles

4.13 Design Principles

4.14 Matching Circuit Design

4.15 Matching Using Lumped Elements

4.16 Matching Using Distributed Elements in Microstrip

4.17 Impedance Matching Examples

4.18 Bias Connections to Microstrip Circuits

4.19 Transistor Stabilization

4.20 Broadband Amplifier Design

4.21 High Power Amplifiers

4.22 Distributed Amplifiers

4.23 Non-Linear Distortion

4.24 Microwave Oscillators


Chapter Five • Microwave Filter Design

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Filter Types

5.3 General Filter Design Theory

5.4 Microwave Filter Construction

5.5 Microwave Filter Design Procedures

5.6 Phase Response

5.7 All-Pass Filter

5.8 Transformation From Prototype

5.9 Impedance and Admittance Inverters

5.10 Richard’s Transformation

5.11 Kuroda Identities

5.12 Microstrip Filters


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