Catalogue 2017 - 2018

EE 615 Antenna Theory and Design


3 cr.


EE 457 or equivalent.

Course Description

The course introduces the fundamental principles of antenna theory and applies them to antennas used in wireless communications systems and other advanced antenna systems. Topics include: an introduction to EM wave equations and their solutions in unbounded space as plane and spherical waves; EM radiation; antenna concepts such as radiated power, gain, pattern, and radiation resistance; basic antenna elements including dipoles, loops, microstrip antennas, and traveling-wave antennas; antenna arrays; microwave aperture antennas; and receiving antenna theory.