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ECE 6114 - Advanced Analytical Electromagnetics (3C)

Course Description

This course comprises PhD-level material covering exact and asymptotic analytical techniques for the solution of advanced electromagnetic problems involving wave propagation and scattering by finite and extended media inhomogenieties.

Why take this course?

The application of advanced computing techniques and fast desktop computers to the solution of highly complex wave propagation and scattering problems relating to the design of radar, communication systems, and remote sensors is rapidly increasing. As the computer codes become more sophisticated and the problems more complicated, there is an increasing need to be able to understand and use analytical and asymptotic results as checks on the computer results. Student must not only be aware of these alternative results but they must appreciate their capabilities and limitations.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the exact and asymptotic solutions for wave scattering by classical shaped dielectric, magnetic, and perfectly conducting bodies and extended surfaces.
  • Integrate exact and asymptotic analyses with computer based methods to provide checks on the solutions of complex electromagnetic systems problems.
  • Devise measurement campaigns to evaluate electromagnetic problems, using the predictions provided by asymptotic and analytic solutions of canonical problems.
  • Apply advance analytical methods to designing electromagnetic systems involving radiation, wave guiding, and scattering.