Youmni Ziade, PhD in electromagnetic modeling and radar applications (2006)
Former R&D and Pre-sales Engineer at Mobinets – Lebanon
Former Technical Consultant for Alfa – Lebanon
Former Technical Consultant for Korek Telecom – Erbil
Former Technical Consultant for SFR – France
Former R&D Engineer at Orange Labs - France
Introduction to semiconductor physics, junction diodes: construction, I-V characteristics, circuit models, applications, special purpose diodes: Zener diodes. Bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET): types, physical structures, basic configurations, characteristic curves, circuit models, biasing circuits, small-signal amplifiers.
Time & place :
T 9:30-11:00, Th 8:00-9:30 (D306)
Vector calculus, electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law, divergence theorem, energy and potential, conductors and dielectrics, electric dipole and polarization, capacitances, magnetostatics: Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Stoke’s theorem, magnetic materials, magnetic dipole and magnetization, inductances, Faraday’s law, time varying fields, Maxwell's equations.
Time & place
T 11:00-12:00, Th 9:30-11:30 (D306)download syllabus
Classification of continuous and discrete - time signals and systems. Fourier transform. Linear and time - invariant (LTI) systems: Impulse response, step response, transfer function. Band - pass signals: Hilbert transform, pre - envelope, complex envelope. Convolution and correlation functions. Energy and power spectral densities. Transmission of continuous random signals through LTI systems. Introduction to sampling theorem and reconstruction of signals. Application of taped delay line filters.
T 8:00-9:00, F 9:00-11:00 (D306)
Microstrip lines. Radar systems. Line of sight radio links. Satellite systems. Special Antennas: Traveling wave antenna. Helical antenna. Yagi antenna. Aperture principles. Microwave antennas: Horn, parabolic, lens and microstrip. Antenna applications in remote sensing.
Time & place : Lect. M 9:00-10:00 (D307), W 8:00-9:00 (D306)
Lab. W 12:00-2:00 (Communications and Acoustics Lab)
Review of basic communication systems. Introduction to optical communication systems. Fiber characteristics. Impact of different types of dispersion on bit rates. Optical transmitters and receivers. Lasers. Optical amplifiers. Long haul and multi-channel systems.
Time & place: M 8:00-9:00 (D307), W 9:00-10:00 (D306)
BJT and FET amplifiers: Types, circuit models, frequency response, differential and multistage amplifiers, large signal analysis and power amplifiers, operational amplifiers: Characteristics, applications, imperfections, feedback amplifiers, sinusoidal oscillators and multivibrators.
Time & place: Lect. T 9:30-11:00, Th 12:30-2:00 (D306)
Lab. sessions M 8:00-10:00 and T 2:00-4:00 (Electrical Measurements and Electronics Lab)
Review of Maxwell's equations. Plane wave. Material media. Polarization. Pointing vector. Reflection and transmission. Normal and oblique incidence. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere. High frequency transmission lines. Matching techniques. Smith chart. Rectangular and cylindrical waveguides. Cavity resonators. Antenna parameters. Radiation potentials. Linear antennas: Elementary dipole, short dipole, linear dipole. Antenna arrays. Loop antenna. Other Types of Antennas.
Time & place: Lect. M 2:00-4:00, Th 8:00-10:00 (D306)
Scattering parameters. Microwave instrumentations: Reflection coefficient, transmission coefficient, S-parameters, powers, dielectric constant, and frequency. Microwave passive components using waveguide technology: T-junction, attenuators, isolators, circulators, couplers. Microstrip components: Power dividers, hybrid couplers. Microwave semiconductor devices: Bipolar transistor, MESFET, GUNN diode, avalanche - transit - time devices.
Time & place: Lect. T 11:00-12:30, Th 11:00-12:30 (D306)
Lab. F 9:00-11:00
RF spectrum, Spread Spectrum Transmission, Wireless Multiplexing and Multiple Access techniques, OFDM, OFDMA, Ultra Wideband Radio, Near Field Communications, Infrared Communication Basics, implementation of Wireless networks (WLAN, WPAN, WMAN), error correcting codes.
Lab. F 9:00-11:00