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ELEN422 - RF/Microwave Engineering II

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN422 Course ID: 4609 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course expands upon the knowledge gained in ELEN421 RF/Microwave Engineering I. It introduces active microwave components and the cascading of components to form microwave circuits, sub-systems, and systems. Topics include amplifiers, mixers, receivers, frequency synthesizers, modulators, wireless systems and typical figures of merit such as gain, noise figure and third order intercept point. At the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the key concepts and basic theories associated with microwave circuits and systems. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisite: ELEN421)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 04/24/22 Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of active RF/microwave components
  2. Demonstrate an ability to calculate common figures of merit for a cascade of multiple RF/microwave elements
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of common RF sub-systems such as antennas, transmitters, receivers, and signal generators.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of common RF systems such as radar, EW, and wireless communications.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to design a basic RF/microwave system to solve a specific problem or requirement.
  6. Prepare effective communication material using technical data
Book Title: Microwave and RF Engineering, 1st ed - the e-book is provided in the APUS Online Library
Author: Sorrentino
Publication Info: Wiley Lib
ISBN: 9780470758625
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
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Book Title:Microwave and RF Engineering, 1st ed - the e-book is provided in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Unit Cost:$118.19
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.