EE436 Antenna Theory and Design
Instructor: David R. Carey
Office: SLC214a, ext. 4807
Prerequisite:EE337Electromagnetics
Course Description:
This course provides fundamental knowledge in the theory and design of antennas used in modern wireless telecommunication systems. It starts with an introduction into the theory of electromagnetic radiation and a description of antenna parameters. Antenna measurements are introduced in brief. After the students become familiar with single radiators of simple geometry, they will be introduced into the principles of analysis and design of antenna arrays. Special attention is paid to antennas popular in satellite and RADAR applications. The fundamental limitations on electrically small antennas are briefly introduced. Topics include: Electromagnetic vector potentials; Green's functions; radiating systems; image theory; reciprocity; directional arrays; linear and broadband antennas; moment method; aperture antennas; microstrip antennas, and antenna synthesis.
Prerequisite: EE 337
Lectures follow the topics below:
 Introduction to Antennas for Wireless Communications
 Introduction into the Theory of Radiation
 Radiation from Infinitesimal (Elementary) Sources
 Fundamental Antenna Parameters
 Polarization and Related Antenna Parameters
 Friis Transmission Equation and Radar Range Equation
 Antenna Noise Temperature and System SignaltoNoise Ratio
 Basic Methods in Antenna Measurements
 Linear Wire Antennas: Dipoles and Monopoles
 Practical Dipole/Monopole Geometries. Matching Techniques for Dipole/Monopole Feeds
Loop Antennas
 Linear Array Theory
 Aperture Antennas
 Patch Antenna Basics a.k.a. Microstrip Antennas
Final Exam
"Antenna TheoryBalanis"
ISBN 9780471667827
Each student will need to purchase a student copy of MATLAB. Follow the link or go to the bookstore to obtain a copy.
EE436 Evaluation:
 Project 40%
 Weekly Lab assignments 30%
 Formal Lab 1 10%
 Formal Lab 2 10%
 Final Lab 10%
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