Millimeter Wave Technology

By Prof. Mrinal Kanti Mandal   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 80
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE                 : Any interested learners

PREREQUISITES                         :  Basic knowledge of Electromagnetic Theory


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 26 Mar 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate

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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

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Instructor bio

Prof. Mrinal Kanti Mandal

IIT Kharagpur
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 certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
26 March 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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