6115: Aperture theory. Aperture antennas: horns, reflectors, feeds. Phased arrays; Array antennas.
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.
Percentage of Course
|Antennas in Systems||10%|
|Array excitation and mutual impedance|
|Nonuniformly excited, equally spaced linear arrays|
|Unequally spaced linear arrays|
|Space tapered arrays|
|Errors in arrays|
|Array Configuration Examples||10%|
|Waveguide slot arrays|
|Microstrip arrays, planar and conformal|
|Multiple-band and dual-polarized microstrip antennas|
|Numerical Method for Antenna Analysis||17%|
|General formulation of method of moments and FDTD|
|Wire antenna analysis using method of moments|
|Microstrip antenna analysis using method of moments|
|Monopole and slotline array analysis using FDTD|
|Antennas for Wireless Systems|