As a result of the spectacular growth of the wireless industry in recent years, research and development activity in antenna technology is more vibrant and exciting than ever. New emerging technologies include antennas for cellular mobile communications, vehicle mounted antennas, phased arrays for mobile satellite communications, low profile and integrated antennas, antenna miniaturization, adaptive "smart" antennas etc. This course provides the solid antenna background required for any serious research work in antenna engineering for wireless applications, emerging wireless communications techniques based on smart antennas and broadband wireless front-end electronics.
 
Brief Course Outline

Fundamental Antenna Parameters: System aspects
Fundamental Electromagnetic Theorems: Reciprocity, duality, radiation integral
Wire and Mobile Communications Antennas: Dipoles, loops, ground-effects
Phased Arrays I: Linear & circular, base station antennas
Phased Arrays II: 2D-arrays, infinite-array model, multimedia satellite front-ends
Self-Impedance: Integral equations and moment methods
Mutual-Impedance: Induced EMF method
Aperture Antennas I: Equivalent currents, rectangular apertures, horn-antennas
Aperture Antennas II: Plane-wave expansion, slots, Babinet's principle
Broadband Antennas: Self-complementarity, spirals, log-periodic, Yagi-Uda
Integrated-Circuit Antennas:   Patch and micromachined antennas, miniaturization
Beam Forming and Adaptive Arrays: Butler matrix, adaptive algorithms

Prerequisite

ECE 320F or ECE 357S

Recommended Textbooks

Grading Policy

Assignments: 20%
Project: 30%
Final Exam: 50%

 
 

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