Modern Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Systems with DSP Enhancement

EC ENGR X 423.20

This course looks at the economic and technical revolution in the microwave, millimeter-wave, and DSP areas. Instruction discusses applications including satellites and earth terminals, wireless phones and cell sites, antennas, and radar systems.

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What you can learn.

  • Understand the economic and technical revolution in the microwave, millimeter-wave, and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) areas
  • Describe DSP applications, such as satellites and earth terminals, wireless sites, and radar systems
  • Describe satellites and antenna designs, beam-forming networks, and power splitters and combiners
  • Apply DSP design techniques such as TDMA, CDMA, and modulation/coding concepts

About this course:

This course looks at the economic and technical revolution in the microwave, millimeter-wave, and DSP areas. Instruction discusses applications including satellites and earth terminals, wireless phones and cell sites, antennas, and radar systems. Students gain an understanding of satellites, such as Astrolink and Globalstar, along with antenna designs, such as phased arrays, reflectors, lenses, and MBAs, beam-forming networks, digital/analog phase and amplitude control devices, and power splitters and combiners. Other topics include SAW filters, MMICs, up/down converters, frequency synthesizers, and other components. DSP techniques are discussed in conjunction with these systems, as well as A/Ds, D/As, and ASIC concepts. Students learn systems concepts, such as G/T, EIRP, IMs, PIMs, phase/amplitude characteristics, noise figure, and channelization. Students also receive an overview of techniques, such as TDMA, FDMA, and CDMA, as well as modulation/coding concepts. The course also examines the economic considerations of these technologies.

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