TTT4205 - Microwave and Terahertz Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course focuses on that part of electronics associated with the microwave/millimeter-wave and terahertz telecommunications, radars and remote sensing, computing, modern material technology, food industry, chemistry and medicine. Main attention is paid to teach the students the electromagnetic principles, analytical and numerical simulations, and design techniques for passive distributed components and their integrations of microwave and terahertz frequencies. Among the studied components are the waveguides and integrated transmission lines, basic circuit elements, and microwave/terahertz passive devices manufactured applying different electronic technologies. Students are getting practical skills in the simulation, design and measurements of passive integrated components using advanced circuit and electromagnetic design software tools, measurement equipment. A rich set of microwave components demonstrated and analyzed in class and research laboratory.

Learning outcome

Knowledges: The candidate has - detailed knowledge of the main principles of microwave and terahertz techniques - knowledge about the main components and their parameters - knowledge about the main microwave technologies - good knowledge about the main design principles. Skills: The candidate can - calculate passive microwave components - use of the Agilent Advanced Design System for simulation and design of passive microwave components. - basic measurement of passive components

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments in computer and RF labs. The lecture is held in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Assignments are in written report and oral defense. If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

D.M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering, J.Wiley&Sons, Inc., 1998. G.A. Kouzaev, Applications of Advanced Electromagnetics. Components and Systems. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol. 169, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2012. T.C. Edwards and M.B Steer, Foundations of Interconnects and Microstrip Design, J. Wiley&Sons, 2000.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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