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2022-2023 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ECE 436 - Wireless System Design

Credits 3
Lecture / 3 hours per week
Requirements: Prerequisite: ECE 335
Design of microwave and RF wireless systems. Transmission line theory and network analysis are reviewed and the fundamentals of antenna theory are presented. Basic antennas such as dipoles, slots, and horns are covered. System noise and its description are discussed. Operational concepts of microwave detectors and mixers are presented. The design and analysis of detector and mixer circuits are covered. Operational concepts of microwave and RF amplifiers, oscillators, and frequency synthesizers are presented. the integration of components in microwave and RF receivers and their performance are covered. Microwave systems such as radar, remote sensors, and radiometers are also described.