Microwave Measurements

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BE2M17MIM Z,ZK 5 2P+2L English
Department of Electromagnetic Field

Fast development of wireless radio data communications (both mobile and stationary) also results in requirements for measurement of numerous related electrical parameters in frequency band ranging from hundreds of MHz to tens of GHz. The „Microwave measurements“ subject brings description of all important measurement instruments and measurement methods used in this field. Instructions devoted to measurement devices also cover detailed inner structures, principles of operation, common measurement setups and optimum setting. Even relatively complex measurement instruments and setups are discussed, for example those used for measurement of noise and non-linear parameters. Exercises are focused on practical measurements commonly performed in the wireless communication field. Besides modern measurement instruments, students also learn a number of typical RF and microwave components, circuits, subsystems and digitally modulated signals.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Measured parameters, measurement errors, impedance mismatch influences

2. Measurement setup components - interconnecting lines, adapters, matched loads, attenuators

3. Measurement setup components - power dividers, couplers, detectors, directional bridges

4. Microwave generators and synthesizers

5. Measurement of frequency

6. Power measurement

7. Scalar analyzers

8. Vector network analyzers

9. Vector calibration, measurement of s-parameters

10. Spectrum analyzers

11. Measurement of non-linear parameters

12. Measurement of noise parameters

13. Vector signal analyzer, measurement of modulated signals

14. Microwave oscilloscopes, time-domain measurements

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to laboratory works

2. Scalar analyzer - measurement of MMICs

3. Scalar analyzer - measurement of waveguide components

4. Vector network analyzer - measurement of s-parameters

5. Vector network analyzer - measurement of IQ-modulator, resonators

6. Non-linear parameter measurements - measurement of generators, amplifiers

7. Non-linear parameter measurements - measurement of frequency multipliers, mixers, limiters

8. Measurement of noise parameters - noise figure, phase-noise

9. RF and microwave oscilloscopes

10. Vector signal analyzer - EVM measurements

11. Time-domain measurements

12. Comprehensive measurement of microwave front-end

13. Comprehensive measurement of microwave front-end

14. Checking of measurement reports

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Hoffmann K., Hudec P.: Vysokofrekvenční a mikrovlnná měření, skriptum ČVUT 2009.

Teppati V., Ferrero A., Sayed M.: Modern RF and Microwave Measurement Techniques, Cambridge University Press 2013.

Scott A. W., Frobenius R.: RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems, John Wiley and Sons 2008.

McCune E.: Practical Digital Wireless Signals, Cambridge University Press 2010.

Another study materials including lecture presentations and laboratory work instructions will be available at Moodle.

Further information:
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