Subject description - A0M17TMS

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A0M17TMS Perspectives in Millimetre and Submillimetre Technology
Roles:V Extent of teaching:2+2L
Department:13117 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:5
Tutors:  Semester:Z


The subject gives practical knowledge dealing with emerging technology in new progressive frequency bands. It gives the basement of millimeter and submillimeter technology and mutual interactions submm and optical technology. In frame of the subject the theoretical principles as well as specific approaches to solution of transmission lines, subsystems and links in mm and submm region are mentioned.

Study targets:

Practical knowledge dealing with emerging technology in new progressive frequency bands.

Course outlines:

1. Measurement methods in millimetre and submillimetre wave band
2. Propagation of millimetre and submillimetre waves
3. Fundamentals of quasi-optics, submillimetre waves technology
4. Transmission lines in submillimetre band
5. Generation of millimetre and submillimetre waves
6. Technology for HF and microwave technique - chip mounting
7. Frequency selective surfaces - PBG
8. Periodical structures
9. Interactions of optical and microwave radiation
10. Chiral media and artificial dielectrics
11. Parts and subsystems in millimetre and submillimetre technology - antennas, switches
12. Parts and subsystems in millimetre and submillimetre technology - modulators, resonators, microwave holography
13. Adaptive antennas, intelligent cellular networks
14. Perspective antenna structures

Exercises outline:

1. Basic measurement technique for millimetre waves
2. Material parameter measurement at millimetre frequencies
3. Assignment and preparing of the semester project
4. Design of guasi-optical link in millimetre wave band
5. Transmission line design in millimetre wave band
6. Vegetation attenuation measurement on millimetre waves
7. Frequency selective surfaces - PBG - measurement of FSS
8. Modelling and design of millimetre and submillimetre circuits
9. Design of quasi-optical parts
10. Construction and measurement of transmission line in millimetre wave band
11. Resonators for millimetre waves (laboratory demonstrations)
12. Design of resonator for millimetre waves
13. Spectroscopy measurement in submillimetre wave band
14. Antennas for millimetre and submillimetre waves


[1] Goldsmith, P. F.: Quasioptical Systems: Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications, IEEE Press Series on RF and Microwave Technology, New York, 1997.
[2] Santos, H.: Introduction to Microelectromechanical (MEM) Microwave Systems. Artech House, London 2000
[3] Kumar, A.: Antenna Design with Fiber Optics. Artech House, London 2001
[4] Siwiak, K.: Radiowave propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications. Artech House, London1998
[5] Woolard, D. L. , Loerop W. R. Shur, M. Terahertz Sensing Technology: Emerging Scientific Applications & Novel Device Concepts, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004


An active attendance of tutorials together with elaborated semester project have to be fulfilled to reach an ungraded assessment. Knowledge of the lectures is highly required. For an additional self-study, the literature [1]-[5] can be used. Proportional contribution of the exam on the overall grading - 80%



millimetre waves, quasioptics

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPBIO1 Biomedical Informatics V
MPBIO2 Biomedical Engineering V
MPIB Common courses V
MPKME1 Wireless Communication V
MPKME5 Systems of Communication V
MPKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V
MPKME3 Electronics V
MPKME2 Multimedia Technology V
MPEEM1 Technological Systems V
MPEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V
MPEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V
MPEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V
MPEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V
MPKYR4 Aerospace Systems V
MPKYR1 Robotics V
MPKYR3 Systems and Control V
MPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V

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