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Design Principles of RF and Microwave Filters and Amplifiers

About the course

The course will introduce design principles of RF and microwave filters and amplifiers. The lectures would try to emphasize on the need to understand the key concepts behind a microwave filter or amplifier design so that the students themselves can design a microwave filter or an amplifier. The course would lay the foundation for further exploring the vast area of microwave engineering analysis and design.



Basic knowledge of electromagnetic theory, tools used in microwave engineering, basic building blocks of microwave engineering and theory of transmission line are required.

Industries that will recognize this course
Radar Industry, Space Industry, Avionics industry, Defense Industry, Internal security Industry, Mining industry, Geo-exploration Industry.

Course instructor

Amitabha Bhattacharya was born in Kolkata, West Bengal in the year 1964. He received his B.Tech, (E&ECE) Degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1986, M.E. (E&TCE) from Jadavpur University in 1994 and Ph.D. (E. & ECE) from IIT Kharagpur in 1998. 


He started his professional career in 1986 by joining as Junior Research Engineer in an ISRO- sponsored research project at IIT Kharagpur and continued thereafter as a Senior Research Assistant in a DRDO sponsored Research Project till 1991. In 1997, he joined SAMEER, Mumbai and then Defence Lab, Jodhpur as a Research Scientist. From 2000 onwards he joined teaching profession, first as an Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Instrument Department of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and then in 2007, in the faculty of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur in 2007. Presently he is working as an Associate Professor in the same Department and is involved in the teaching and research activities of the RF and Microwave Group of the E&ECE Department.


Dr. Bhattacharya‘s research interest is in the areas of Microwave Imaging, Microwave Propagation, High Power Microwaves and Microwave Stealth Technology. He has published 90 international research publications, two technical reports for Indian Defense, written a Tata McGraw Hill published text book on “Digital Communication” and co-authored a book chapter on “Modal Analysis of Reflector backed Hybrid Printed dipole antenna”. He has been principal Investigator of 18 research projects and consultancies sponsored by agencies like DRDO, ISRO, Indian Army, BARC, MHRD, Wipro etc.,  has conducted 16 short term courses specially training scientists from HAL, ISRO, DRDO, Indian tri-services etc. in the areas of Electromagnetic Environments and Microwave Technologies. Dr. Bhattacharya has supervised five Ph.D. thesis and thirty four postgraduate theses. Presently he is supervising nine research students.


Course layout

Week 1: Microwave Filter Design

Week 2: RF Amplifier Design

Week 3: Microwave Power Amplifier Design

Week 4: Low Noise and Broadband Amplifier Design


Certification exam:

• The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 23 April 2017.

• Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm

• Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.

• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.

• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


• Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.

• 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of 4 weeks course: Best 3 out of 4 assignments.

• E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT KHARAGPUR. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc