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KGCOE-EEEE-374-EM-Fields and Transmission Lines

KGCOE-EEEE-374-EM-FIELDS & TRANSMISSION LINES


Department of Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering
Instructor
Dr. Boutheina Tlili
Discipline:
Course
number:
Undergradu
ate:
Graduate:
Prerequisite
s:
Office hours
Lecture
Lab

Office
128-3

Engineering
EEEECourse title:
374
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Phone
371 2053
Revision Date:

April 2013

Fields and Transmission Lines

New course:
Effective
date:

Email
bktcad@rit.edu

Course
deletion:

Credit
s:

Fall 2013

MATH-231 Differential
Equations
PHY-212 University Physics II
ST Th
Monday
Sunday, Tuesday
Thursday

Co-requisites:

None

1-2 pm
4-6 pm
3-4:50 pm
3-4:50 pm

Or by
appointment
Room 213
Room 216

Course Description (Catalog Description):


The course provides the foundations of EM fields, static and time varying, and a study
of propagation, reflection and transmissions of electromagnetic waves in unbounded
regions and in transmission lines. Topics include the following: electric field intensity
and potential, polarization, electric flux density, dielectric constant and boundary
conditions, steady electric current and conduction current density, magnetization,
magnetic field intensity, permeability, boundary conditions, Maxwells equations and
the continuity equation. Time harmonic EM fields, wave equations, uniform plane
waves, polarization, Poynting theorem and power, reflection and transmission from
multiple dielectric interfaces, transmission line equations, transients on transmission
lines, pulse and step excitations, reflection diagrams, sinusoidal steady state solutions,
standing waves, the Smith Chart and impedance matching techniques, TE and TM
waves in rectangular waveguides. Experiments using state-of-art RF equipment
illustrating fundamental wave propagation and reflection concepts, design projects with
state-of-art EM modeling tools.
Learning Outcomes:
(1) An ability to list Maxwells equations, the wave equation, Poynting theorem,
boundary conditions and transmission line equations
(2) An ability to comprehend the propagation characteristics of Uniform plane waves in
unbounded regions and TEM waves in transmission lines
(3) An ability to comprehend the time domain analysis for transients (step and pulses)
in transmission lines
(4) An ability to comprehend the Poynting theorem and power
(5) An ability to comprehend reflection and transmission of uniform plane waves at
interfaces and TEM waves in transmission lines
(6) An ability to comprehend the propagation characteristics of TE and TM modes in
rectangular waveguides and the dispersive characteristics of these modes.
(7) An ability to solve the reflection and transmission characteristics of uniform plane
waves in multiple dielectrics and analyze standing wave patterns theoretically and
through measurements.
(8) An ability to solve reflection and transmission in transmission lines graphically using
the Smith Chart.
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(9) An ability to predict power loss in conductive regions


(10) An ability to model transients in transmission lines in the time domain
(11) An ability to predict reflected and transmitted power in mismatched transmission
lines and compare with measurements
(12) An ability to design impedance matching circuits and implement these in
transmission lines

Textbook and other Supplemental Material:


Text:
1. Cheng D.K., Field and Wave Electromagnetics, 2 nd Ed., Addison Wesley.
Software: ADS software and MATLAB
On reserve: Engineering electromagnetics / William H. Hayt, Jr., John A. Buck, 7 th
edition.

Student Evaluation
The final grade for the course will be computed based on the areas of work as shown
below.
Assessment Method
Homework
Quizzes
Professional development
Lab
Midterm Exams
Final Exam
projects

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Electrical Engineering

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15%
10%
5%
15%
25%
25%
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Teaching & Learning Methodologies:


Different teaching and learning methods will be adopted in class to help students
achieve the course learning outcomes and to encourage student participation,
creativity and interaction with each other. Methods include lectures, problem solving,
labs & workshops.

Exam Schedule:
The 60-minute exams are held in the classroom during the regularly scheduled class time.
There are No formula sheets for the exams. The exam dates are:
Exam 1: Week 8
Exam 2: Week 12
Final exam: As per university schedule.
Quizzes: Will be given every other week ( 7 quizzes total)
Professional development:
o You must attend at least two Engineering seminars and write a

one page summary. Also you must attend at least one field trip.
It is highly recommended that you are part of a professional
Engineering organization such as IEEE.

Course Topics :

Review of vector algebra, vector calculus and the orthogonal coordinate systems
Maxwells Equations for Electrostatic Fields :
The electric field intensity, electric flux density and scalar electric potential
Conductors and Dielectrics in static electric fields- dielectric permittivity
Boundary conditions for electrostatic fields
Electric Currents and the Continuity equation
Maxwells equations for Magnetostatic Fields
Magnetic flux density, Magnetic field intensity
Conductors and magnetic materials in static magnetic fileds - permeability
Boundary conditions for magnetostatic fields
Maxwells equations for quasi-static fields, Faradays Law of electromagnetic induction
Maxwell's Equations for time varying fields
TEM Transmission line
Time domain solutions
Characteristic Impedance and velocity
Step and pulse excitations
Sinusoidal steady state solutions, standing wave pattern and SWR
Development of the Smith Chart, impedance and reflection coefficient
Impedance matching
Power in transmission lines
TE and TM modes in rectangular waveguides
the Wave Equation
Uniform plane waves (UPW) in free space and in conductive regions
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Reflection and transmission of UPW in multiple dielectrics at normal and oblique incidence
Power and Poynting Vector
Polarization

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Electrical Engineering