EE 430 - Introduction to Radio Frequency Circuits
This course introduces the fundamentals of radio frequency (RF) theory and circuits. The main topics in the RF theory part include RF behavior of common devices, transmission lines, Smith chart, impedance matching, and S parameters. The main topics in the RF circuit part include filters, amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers.
EE 430L - Radio Frequency Circuits Laboratory
This lab accompanies radio frequency (RF) circuits. The main topics of this lab include operating the RF measurement equipment; demonstrating the RF behavior of common devices; measuring the parameters of transmission lines; measuring the S-parameters of transistors and integrated circuits; matching the impedances of networks; and designing/testing filters, amplifiers, and oscillators, as well as mixers.
EE 495N - Antenna Theory with Space and Aviation Applications
This course is intended to cover fundamental aspects of antenna engineering and expose the students to advanced antenna problems for aerospace and aviation applications. Antenna parameters such as bandwidth, gain, polarization, and radiation pattern will be covered. Aviation and aerospace antenna embodiments such as reflector antennas, microstrip arrays, reflectarrays, and deployable antennas will be studied. Study of state-of-the-art antennas, use of simulation tools, manufacturing equipment, and testing facilities are expected. Special attention is given to solutions using additive manufacturing techniques. Simulations are done using Ansys HFSS, and testing is done using a far-field 1-20 GHz antenna anechoic chamber. Manufacturing is performed using a laser-based PCB system.