Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 6116 Antenna Theory and Design II (3C)
Measurements. Antennas in Wireless Systems. Antenna Synthesis, Waveguide slot arrays. Microstrip antennas. Numberical techniques. Moment method analysis of wire antennas. Geometrical theory of diffraction, finite-difference time-domain techniques.
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: Spring. 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 aperture antenna types
- identify performance parameters and their quantification for antennas
- design the following antennas: horns, reflectors, apertures
- analyze different forms of reflector systems
- use computer codes for reflector analysis
- use different antenna numerical analysis principles to analyze antennas
|Physical optics approximation|
|The rectangular aperture|
|Gain calculations for aperture antennas|
|Rectangular Horn Antennas, Analytical and Computer Designs||10%|
|Reflector Antenna Fundamentals||20%|
|Feeds for reflectors|
|Corrugated horn antennas|
|Shaped beam reflectors|
|Numerical Methods for Reflector Analysis||20%|
|General formulation of GO, PO, GTD, PTD and UTD methods|
|Application to reflector systems|
|Low sidelobe and cross-polarization computations|
|Software for reflector analysis|
|Reflector optic configurations, prime-symmetric, Gregorian, Cassegrain, prime-offset|
|Analysis of strut scattering|
|Measuring and commissioning reflector systems|
|Reflector Feed Array||10%|
|Focal plane arrays|