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Millimeter Wave Technology

About the course

Future communication networks require significantly increased bandwidths in order to cope up with the ever increasing number of wireless devices and high data throughput. Today’s millimeter wave technology is mature enough to handle this requirement. Millimeter wave components are usually realized by frequency scaling the microwave components. However, an engineer has to deal with several design challenges in terms of higher loss, high signal-to-noise ratio, signal distortions etc. while implementing a millimeter wave system. Primary focus of this course is to discuss the design issues at millimeter wave frequencies.


Basic knowledge of Electromagnetic Theory

Industries that will recognize this course

Course Instructor

Mrinal Kanti Mandal  obtained B. Tech. and M. Tech degree from Radiophysics and Electronics in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and PhD degree from IIT Kharagpur in 2008. From 2007-2009, he worked as a Research Fellow in the Institute for Infocom Research, A-STAR, Singapore. He joined University of Qubec at Montreal in 2009 and Ecole Polytechnique de Monteral in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow. At present, he is working as an assistant professor in the department of E and ECE, IIT Kharagpur since May, 2012. 

He has authored and coauthored 59 research articles of which 20 are in different IEEE journals. His current research interest is microwave and millimeter wave circuits. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2013.

Course Layout

Week 1: Introduction to Millimeter Wave Technology

Week 2: Guiding Structures at Millimeter Wave Frequencies

Week 3: Guiding Structures at Millimeter Wave Frequencies

Week 4: Millimeter Wave Antennas

Week 5: Millimeter Wave Components

Week 6: Millimeter Wave Devices

Week 7: Millimeter Wave Propagation

Week 8: Millimeter-wave systems

Certification exam:

• The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 26 March, 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 8 weeks course: Best 6 out of 8 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.