An undergraduate microwave and RF low-profile laboratory

F. G. Ruiz, N. Rodriguez, M. F. Pantoja, S. G. Garcia
2010 IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference  
In this work, we present a complete set of undergraduate microwave and RF laboratory experiences, that have been designed to improve the students competences on the high-frequency design, analysis and characterization. The developed courses include one-port and two-port circuits' measurement and characterization with the current most used instruments: vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise figure analyzers and power-meters. The computer-aided design has not been overlooked: a
more » ... -optimization-fabricationmeasurement process is proposed to improve the students' global vision of the subjects. Keywords-microwave circuits; antenna design; low-profile laboratory; computer-aided design and simulation; microstrip lines. I.
doi:10.1109/educon.2010.5492561 fatcat:zr2wa52fsvhvjnl7pru2b4iwoa