Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication (EE 406)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
3
8.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
─░brahim Tekin tekin@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
TE305 EE301
Formal lecture,Laboratory
Interactive,Communicative,Project based learning
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CONTENT

Dipoles, loops, reflectors, Yagis, helices, slots, horns, microstrips. Antennas as transitions between guided and free radiation, ultrasound analogue. Pattern measurements. Radar equations. Feeds, matching, baluns. Broadbanding. Arrays, aperture synthesis, interferometry, very-long- baseline interferometry. Thermal radiation, antenna temperature, microwave passive remote sensing.

OBJECTIVE

To introduce fundamental concepts of antennas and wave propagation, which provide a foundation for further study in Antenna/Electromagnetics area.

To introduce antenna/EM systems using hands-on laboratory projects/experiments.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Students will learn fundamental parameters of the antennas such as Radiation pattern, beamwidth, gain, directivity, efficiency. Students will learn basic linear wire antennas: small dipole, half-wavelength dipole, loop antennas.

Students will learn Array antennas: Linear, Planar, Circular arrays, Resonant antennas, wires and patches, Broadband antennas, helical, biconical antennas, sleeve monopole.

Students will design and implement simple antennas using printed circuit board technology; get expertise on antenna and microwave propagation measurements.
Students will use Microwave/antenna laboratory equipments, RF Network analyzer, RF signal generator, RF Spectrum analyzer correctly and safely, to make antenna impedance and radiation pattern measurements; record and interpret the results of measurements/laboratory experiments; use electromagnetic simulation software for the solution of antenna systems.
Students will learn about basic propagation mechanisms: reflection and diffraction

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Group Project 25
Homework 15

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Antenna Theory and Design, Warren Stutzman and Gary Thiele, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.

Readings

Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, C.A. Balanis, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.