Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 6115 Antenna Theory and Design I (3C)
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, 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.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Electromagnetics.
Understanding basic introductory graduate electromagnetic wave theory as covered in 5105 is necessary for these courses.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- identify all antenna array types
- identify performance parameters and their quantification for antennas
- design the following antennas: printed circuit antennas, slots, phased arrays
- be able to describe the process of antenna measurements
- use computer codes for moment method analysis of wire antennas
- use antenna numerical analysis principles to analyze antennas
|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|