354.058 VU - RF Techniques

This website is on the exercise part only. For administrative issues and information on the oral lecture please have a look on this lecture's TISS page.

1. Schedule

Exercise Date Deadline Problems Supervisor
1 10.10.2019 09.10.2019 11:00 Exercise 1 Holger Arthaber
2 22.10.2019 21.10.2019 11:00 Exercise 2 Holger Arthaber
3 05.11.2019 04.11.2019 11:00 Exercise 3 Holger Arthaber
4 21.11.2019 20.11.2019 11:00 Exercise 4 Michael Feiginov
5 03.12.2019 02.12.2019 11:00 Exercise 5 Michael Feiginov
6 14.01.2020 13.01.2020 11:00
Michael Feiginov

2. Exercise section

The problems which can be prepared will be published onto this website about one week before the exercise.

In preparation for the exercise these problems should be solved at home and are expected to be put into the institute's letterbox until the given deadline before the exercise unit. Please note that this is a strict deadline, excercises handed in too late will be disregarded. The letterbox is located at the secretary's door, room CF0109, Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit Engineering. Afterwards, the problems will be reviewed and evaluated. Alternatively, you can hand in your scanned excercise by email (Holger Arthaber, Michael Feiginov). The solutions of the selected problems (typically those the most of you had problems with) will be presented in the exercise unit.

Please note:

  • If the problem shall be solved by using a Smith-chart, always hand in the chart with your solutions. For clarity, do not use one Smith-chart for more than one example. Further guidelines on how to correctly use the Smith-chart for the examples and the written exam, resp., can be found here: Guidelines

  • The handed in examples will remain at the Institute.

3. Assessment

To fullfill the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), intermediate results and gradings must be visible only to the student who handed in the examples or took part in an examination. Consequently, the intermediate results will be published via TUWEL only, ensuring that only your own result is visible. If you don´t find your results at TUWEL, it is most likely that you have never logged in into TUWEL at the time we exported them. In this case, please login to TUWEL and accept TUWEL´s use policies - your results will show up after the next exercise


Downloads from TU Vienna/EMCE:

Recommended additional literature:

  • Pozar – Microwave Engineering (TOC)
  • Collin – Foundations for Microwave Engineering
  • Misra – Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits Analysis and Design (TOC)
  • Steer – Microwave and RF Design, A Systems Approach

Downloads from external sources:

  • Tutorials on RF Techniques by (in German): www.siart.de
  • Program for designing matching circuits in the Smith-chart: Smith_v4 download page
  • Program for designing microstrip-lines: TX-Line (AWR)
  • Microwave Encyclopedia
  • AVAGO Technologies AppCAD, supporting calculation of:
    • Transmission line parameters
    • Intercept point
    • Mixer spurious
    • System design (noise figure, level planning)
    • ...

5. Questions and Suggestions