EC3600 Antennas and Propagation

A fundamental understanding of antennas, scattering, and propagation is developed. Characteristics and design principles of common antenna types such as dipoles, arrays, horns, reflectors and micro strip patches, are considered. Concepts of antenna gain and effective area are used to develop power link equations. Scattering theory is introduced and propagation phenomena are considered for real-world scenarios. Design applications include phased, Yagi and log-periodic arrays, as well as shaped-beam reflector antennas, side lobe suppression, radar target scattering, stealth principles, surface waves, HF and satellite communications.

Prerequisite

EC2650 or equivalent

Lecture Hours

3

Lab Hours

2

Quarter Offered

  • Winter
  • Summer