Catalogue 2020 - 2021

EE 457 Wave Transmission and Reception


3 cr.


EE 314.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide seniors/first year graduate students in electrical engineering with a solid foundation in applied electromagnetics. A review of transmission lines and the design of impedance-matching techniques will be explored. The application of Maxwell's equations to guided waves and radiation will also be explored. The rectangular waveguide is studied. Following this an introduction to basic antenna theory is given. Basic properties of transmitting and receiving antennas and antenna arrays will be introduced. Applications in such diverse fields as wireless communication systems, Radar and microwave imaging will be emphasized. Modern RF & microwave CAD such as ANSYS HFSS, ANSYS DesignerRF, and MATLAB will be used to emphasize and to help in understanding important concepts of the course as well as a tool for solving homework problems. The primary methods of assessing student learning are homework assignments, exams, and design projects.

Cross Listed Courses

EE 557