Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
For current prerequisites for a particular course, and to view course offerings for a particular semester, see the Virginia Tech Course Timetables.
ECE 4674 Scattering Parameters Laboratory (1C)
Laboratory techniques for ultra-high frequency measurements. Emphasizes the design of a microstrip amplifier using scattering parameter measurement and analysis.
This course provides an ability to measure radio frequency circuits and components at near microwave frequencies using the techniques used for microwaves. The student will be able to design with the most valued of the state-of-the-art microwave analysis and design methods. Continued use of lab notebooks is made to relate to the industrial world.
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Communications.
Prerequisites: 4605; 4675.
EE 4605, 4675 provide the necessary background in construction, biasing, analysis, and design at radio frequencies to extend these concepts to the higher frequencies.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Design a UHF small signal amplifier using S-parameter techniques
- Predict the performance of the amplifier
- Model passive components at UHF frequencies
- Determine the limitations and advantages of designing with microstrip
|Component measurement on transmission lines||16%|
|Transistor biasing microwave style||8%|
|Stability checks and other computations||4%|