The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

Antenna fundamentals, analysis and design principles, and a survey of antenna types including: arrays, wire antennas, broadband antennas, and aperture antennas.

Why take this course?

This course introduces students to the topic of antennas, including terminology, basic principles, mathematical analysis, and design guidelines. Antennas find wide application in government and commercial systems. The demand for RF engineers with an understanding of antennas is extremely high. This course prepares electrical engineers for careers in antennas.

Capstone Technical Elective for EE; Technical Elective for CPE

Prerequisites

C- or better in 2014, 3106

A basic understanding of electromagnetic fields is required as taught in 3106.

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Use basic analysis and design tools to design antenna systems;
  • Select the appropriate antenna type for specified operating frequencies and radiation characteristics;
  • Design the required hardware;
  • Compare the major antenna types in terms of their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Organize and write technical reports
  • Organize and make technical presentations

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

Radiation calculation procedures 5%
Antenna parameters 5%
Electrically small antennas 10%
Half-wave dipole 5%
Array antennas 20%
Line sources 5%
Wire antennas 15%
Broadband antennas 15%
Aperture antennas 15%
Antennas in systems 5%