EE 692  Guided Waves and Material Measurements
Fall 2015
EE 692 Course Syllabus
Lecture Notes and Related Materials
 Lecture 1. Overview of course. Maxwell's
equations. Boundary conditions. (BakerJarvis
paper)
 Lecture 2.
Basic properties of dielectric materials.
 Lecture 3.
Basic properties of magnetic materials.
 Lecture 4.
Material properties in
AC fields. (Table 10.1
from Solymar and
Walsh. Figs. 9.15 and 9.16
from Bohren and Huffman. Rutile crystal.)

Lecture 5.
Lossy transmission lines.

Lecture 6.
Short circuited line
measurements.

Lecture 7.
Methods for extracting material parameters from measured data.

Lecture 8.
Openended coaxial probes. (Misra
paper, BakerJarvis paper)

Lecture 9.
Transmissionreflection
measurements for ε and μ.

Lecture 10.
NicolsonRossWeir (NRW) and
BakerJarvis algorithms (Nicolson
and Ross paper, Weir paper,
BakerJarvis paper).

Lecture 11.
Types of EM modes in metallic
waveguides. TE^{z} and TM^{z} modes in rectangular
waveguides.

Lecture 12.General behavior of
rectangular waveguides.

Lecture 13.
TE_{10} mode in rectangular
waveguides. Guide wavelength. Bouncing ray model.

Lecture 14.
Equivalent voltage, current,
and impedance for waveguides.

Lecture 15.
Orthogonality properties of
modes in waveguides.

Lecture 16.
Extracting material parameters
from rectangular waveguide measurements.

Lecture 17.
Step discontinuities in
rectangular waveguides.

Lecture 18.
Hplane step discontinuity in
a rectangular waveguide.

Lecture 19.
Transmission line resonators.

Lecture 20.
Rectangular waveguide resonant
cavities.

Lecture 21.
Material measurement by
resonant cavity perturbation.

Lecture 22.
Wave equation in the circular
cylindrical coordinate system. Properties of Bessel functions.

Lecture 23.
TE^{z} and TM^{z}
modes in circular waveguides.

Lecture 24.
Higher ordered modes in
coaxial waveguides.

Lecture 25.
Circular waveguide resonant
cavities.

Lecture 26.
Artificial electromagnetic materials. Local, microscopic, and macroscopic
fields. ClausiusMossotti/LorenzLorentz formula. (Aspnes
paper)

Lecture 27.
Mixing formulas: LorentzLorenz, Maxwell Garnett, and Bruggeman equations. (Sihvola
paper)

Lecture 28.
Applications and uses of the Maxwell Garnett mixing formula. (Whites paper,
Whites and Wu paper,
Metamaterials '2009
presentation)

Lecture 29.
Applications and uses of the Bruggeman mixing formula (effective medium
approximation). (Chung paper,
Metamaterials '2008
presentation)
Homework Problems and Solutions
 Homework #1. Assigned Sept. 9. Due Sept.
23.
 Homework #2.
Assigned Sept. 25. Due Oct. 9.
 Homework #3. Assigned
Oct. 19. Due Oct. 26.
 Homework #4. Assigned Oct. 28. Due Nov. 13.
"Virtual Laboratory" Assignments
 Laboratory report grading sheet.

"Virtual
Laboratory" Assignment
#1. S
parameter files: direct
connection, empty fixture,
Teflon specimen,
gray specimen, and
composite material specimen.

"Virtual
Laboratory" Assignment #2. S
parameter files: direct
connection, empty fixture,
Teflon specimen,
laminate specimen, and
composite material specimen.

Final project.
Useful References
 User's and Service
Guide: X, P, and K Waveguide Calibration Kits, Agilent Technologies
1164490371, Oct. 2002.

Basics of Measuring
the Dielectric Properties of Materials, Agilent Application Note
59892589EN, April 28, 2005.

J. BakerJarvis, M. D. Janezic, J. H. Grosvenor Jr. and R. G. Geyer,
"Transmission/reflection and shortcircuit line permittivity measurements,"
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
NIST Technical Note 1341,
July 1990.
 J.
BakerJarvis, M. D. Janezic, J. H. Grosvenor Jr. and R. G. Geyer,
"Transmission/reflection and shortcircuit line methods for measuring
permittivity and permeability," National Institute of Standards and
Technology, NIST Technical
Note 1335R, Dec. 1993.

J. BakerJarvis, M. Janezic, B. Riddle, C. Holloway, N. Paulter and J.
Blendell, "Dielectric and conductorloss characterization and measurements
on electronic packaging materials," National Institute of Standards and
Technology, NIST Technical Note
1520, 2001.

J. BakerJarvis, M. D. Janezic, B. F. Riddle, R. T. Johnk, P. Kabos, C. L.
Holloway, R. G. Geyer and C. A. Grosvenor, "Measuring the permittivity and
permeability of lossy materials: Solid, liquids, metals, building materials,
and negativeindex materials," National Institute of Standards and
Technology, NIST Technical
Note 1536, Dec. 2004.
K. W. Whites
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