Title : Waveguides, Microwave Circuits, and Antennas
Course No : EE6505
Credits : 4
Prerequisite :

Syllabus :
Review: Maxwell’s Equations, Poynting Theorem, Group and Phase velocity. Transmission Lines.
Waveguides: The general metallic waveguide. Rectangular and cylindrical waveguides. Dielectric and Surface waveguides.
Microwave Networks: Microwave cavities. Scattering matrix, S parameters, reciprocity, coupling energy to and from a waveguide. Use of Network Analyser to characterise high-speed circuits
RF Filter Design: Two port equivalents of basic blocks. Lumped element filter design. Transmission Line filter design. The high frequency transistor model. Putting it together.
Microwave Components:Gunn, impatt and varacter diodes, etc and their use in designing RF circuits.
Plane Waves: Cutoffs and reflections in ionosphere. Anisotropic media: Faraday Rotation. Thin films. Introduction to optical filter design.
Antennas: Potential functions. Exact solutions. Monopole and dipole and Yagi antennas, Antenna arrays. Aperture antennas. The Horn and Parabola antennas. The micro strip and patch antennas. Reciprocity and Antenna parameters. Antenna equivalent circuits, Antenna directivity, Gain and Coupling, Impedance, Radiation patterns.

Text Books:

Ramo, Whinnery and Van Duzer, “Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, 3rd Ed.” John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pvt. Ltd., 2002.
R Ludwig, RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications, Prentice Hall, 2000.


  1. J.D. Jackson, “Classical Electrodynamics,” Wiley Eastern Pvt. Ltd.
  2. R.E. Collins, Foundations for Microwave Engineering, McGraw-Hill.
  3. Jordan and Balmain, Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems, Prentice Hall India, New Delhi.