Fundamentals of Linear Microwaves Networks R1a


Credits points: 6

75 hours course attendance; 105 hours self-study

Semester: summer

Language: English

Module type: elective

Module usability: M.Sc. Electrical Communication Engineering, M.Sc. Elektrotechnik

Module duration: one semester

Required qualifications:
Knowledge of fundamentals in microwave technology

Competences to be acquired

Use of instruments for microwave measurements

Analysis and synthesis of linear microwave systems

Research and development in the design of microwave components



  • Theory of microwave networks, n-ports, signal flow diagrams
  • Microwave devices, measurement of S-parameters, hetero structure components, microwave field-effect transistors (FETs), Shockley’s model, 2-region model, saturation model, FET-equivalent network
  • Linear amplifiers and oscillators

Learning outcomes

  • Knowing the basics and applications of microwave circuit theory and the operation principles of technically relevant microwave devices
  • Ability to design linear microwave networks (e.g. linear amplifier, linear oscillator)


  • Lecturer: Axel Bangert and team
  • Teaching method: lecture and exercises
  • SWS: 3
  • Credit points: 4
  • Examination: written exam (2 hours)
  • Course identifier: FB16-5200


  • Introduction to microwave measurement instruments
  • Measurement of parameters of microwave components

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding schemes for characterizing microwave devices based on measurements


  • Lecturer: Axel Bangert and team
  • Teaching method: lab training
  • SWS: 2
  • Credit points: 2
  • Examination: lab training attendance and conductance of experiments
  • Course identifier: FB16-5205