2018 Thailand-Japan Microwave (TJMW2018)

June 27-29, 2018

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL),

Bangkok, Thailand

TJMW2018 Student Design Competition

Design criteria PDF was updated (May 14th)!
Design criteria PDF was modified (May 17th)!

TJMW will be hosting a Student Design Competition (SDC). The main objective of this event is to encourage students to have interests in the microwave engineering and to experience challenges in practical hardware designs and measurements. Competitors are required to design, construct, and measure prototype passive circuits for predetermined design requirements.

The PDF file for Student Design Competition


  1. Criteria


  2. Important notes

    Upon participation in the competition, each competitor take necessary actions for intellectual property rights such as patents and the export controls.

  3. Details for the submission


    E-mail format:

    Subject:[TJMW2018] Entry for Student Design Competition
    Student name(s):
    Name of corresponding:
    Affiliation of corresponding:
    E-mail address of corresponding:
    Team name (only for team entry):

  4. Details of the competition

    ・Fabrication of 3dB coupler @2.4GHz
    ・Measurement of fabricated 3dB coupler by yourself (including VNA calibration)

    ※ We will instruct participants on the subject (fabrication of a coupler)
    and evaluation items on the venue.

    ※ Participants should prepare paper, pencil and calculator.

  5. Prize

    For the competition, the winner, as judged by the technical committee (based on the criteria published on the website of the conference), will be recognized at the award ceremony, and will receive the TJMW2018 Student Design Prize.

  6. Program at a glance
    • June 27th, 2018 14:50 - 17:00 (TBD) Student Design Competition.
    • June 29th, 2018 14:30 - 15:00 (TBD) Award ceremony.

Design requirements

  1. Circuit type

    3dB Coupler

  2. Design requirements (Updated on May 14th.)

    Please see the PDF file.

  3. Manufacturing conditions
    1. One-sided or double-sided printed circuit board (PCB) is used. There is no restriction on the materials for PCB. For information, FR4, FR1, CEM1 are available in market and easy to purchase.
    2. Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, and all active components cannot be used.
    3. External case cannot be used.
    4. SMA mm-unit Female connectors are used.
  4. Design requirement evaluation criteria


If you have any questions, please contact Denchai Worasawate (dworasaw@gmail.com) and Tadashi Kawai (kawai@eng.u-hyogo.ac.jp).