Measurements. Antennas in Wireless Systems. Antenna Synthesis, Waveguide slot arrays. Microstrip antennas. Numberical techniques. Moment method analysis of wire antennas. Geometrical theory of diffraction, finite-difference time-domain techniques.
Why take this course?
The course sequence ECE 6115, 6116 provides intensive education in antenna design. Antennas are essential to communications and remote sensing. In particular, todayís explosion in wireless communications has increased the demand for radio frequency engineers who can design hardware in sophisticated applications. Antennas are an integral part of any wireless system.
Understanding basic introductory graduate electromagnetic wave theory as covered in 5105 is necessary for these courses.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
identify all aperture antenna types
identify performance parameters and their quantification for antennas
design the following antennas: horns, reflectors, apertures
analyze different forms of reflector systems
use computer codes for reflector analysis
use different antenna numerical analysis principles to analyze antennas
Percentage of Course
Physical optics approximation
The rectangular aperture
Gain calculations for aperture antennas
Rectangular Horn Antennas, Analytical and Computer Designs
Reflector Antenna Fundamentals
Feeds for reflectors
Corrugated horn antennas
Shaped beam reflectors
Numerical Methods for Reflector Analysis
General formulation of GO, PO, GTD, PTD and UTD methods