Mastercollegeserie: Microwave engineering and antennas

Microgolftechniek, actieve circuits, antennesystemen, ADS en vectornetwerkanalysator

Introductie in microgolftechniek, inclusief passieve componenten, actieve circuits (versterkers) en antennesystemen. Ook ontwerp hulpmiddelen (ADS) en de vectornetwerkanalysator komen aan de orde.

Within the domain of electrical engineering there is a growing interest in microwave engineering and antenna systems. Next to traditional application areas, such as wireless and radar, microwave engineering and antennas have become eminent in several new application domains, such as medical applications (e.g. MRI scanner) and high‐speed IC and PCB design. The course includes hands‐on lab using state‐of‐the‐art design tools and measurement equipment (Network Analyser).


  • Introduction in Microwave engineering, including passive components and active circuits (amplifiers)
  • Introduction into antenna systems
  • Hands‐on labs in design tools (ADS) and the vector network analyser

Intended for

Engineers (TU/HBO+experience) in electrical engineering. 

Participants are to bring their own laptop to the course with the freeware QUCS installed.

Het betreft een master collegeserie van de Technische Universiteit, speciaal opengesteld voor cursisten van PAO Techniek en Management. Je volgt de colleges samen met reguliere studenten. Deze colleges worden in het Engels gegeven.

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  • Informatie
    Cursusleider(s): Dhr. A.B. Smolders (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e))
    Cursusdata: 16 november 2021 t/m 23 december 2021 en 11-20 januari 2022
    Dagindeling: tweewekelijkse colleges (dinsdag 15:30-17:30 en donderdag 10:45-12:45)
    Locatie: TU/e
    Prijs: € 1.840,00 excl. btw
    Dit programma wordt in het Engels gegeven.
  • Programma

    Detailed content

    1. Introduction and organization of the course 

    2. Passive microwave structures 

    • Transmission lines, Smith chart 
    • Microwave networks 
    • Combiners 
    • Impedance matching and tuning 
    • Microwave filters 

    3. Active microwave circuits

    • Definitions of different Gains 
    • Stability, gain circles, technology performance 
    • Noise figure and noise circles 
    • Amplifier, load line and matching conditions 

    4. Antennas 

    • Introduction of various antenna and modelling concepts 
    • Radiated fields 
    • Electric and magnetic dipole 
    • Antenna parameters 
    • Reciprocity 
    • Aperture antennas 

    5. Lab

    • Microwave engineering tools: ADS 
    • Design, realization and measurement of an active antenna (amplifier+matching+antenna)