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ECE 6116 - Antenna Theory and Design II (3C)

Course Description

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, today’s 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.

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