ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 6104 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics

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ECE 6104 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics (3C)

Advanced topics of current interest in Electromagnetic Engineering. Topics are selected from current technical literature. Certain topics may be repeated.

What is the reason for this course?

Developments in the field of electromagnetic engineering are fairly rapid, and our graduate students should be exposed to these developments as they mature. The Advanced Topics courses will be taught by permanent faculty members, as well as by visiting faculty depending upon their field of expertise.

Typically offered: Fall, Spring. Program Area: Electromagnetics.

Prerequisites: 5105.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

5105. This introductory graduate course in electromagnetics is needed as a prerequisite to provide students with the necessary background for this course.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • Apply the methods and techniques learned in this course to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced problems involving electromagnetic radiation, guiding waves, propagation, or scattering;
  • Apply the principles learned in this course to engineer new hardware designs, develop new software analyses programs, or devise new measurement campaigns involving electromagnetic theory and practice.

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Optical Interactions with Matter 1.
Numerical Techniques for Random Wave Propagation 2.
Enhanced Backscatter from Rough Surface 3.
Analysis and Design of Conformal Antenna Arrays. 4.
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Earth 5.
Measurement Techniques for Antennas, Microwaves, and Materials 6.

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