Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Language of instruction
Data Processing and Information Technology
Mode of study
Antennas I, 5 cr
Language of instruction: English
After completing the course, * student knows the fundamental antenna concepts and the language of antennas and is able to use key antenna parameters in antenna analysis. * student is able to explain principles of radiation from wire antennas and from elementary patch antennas. * student is able to design elementary antenna structures (such as wire antennas and patch antennas) * student can apply numerical simulation tools to elementary antenna design problems and has experience in interpreting their results. * student has experience in constructing basic antenna type(s) and in use of measurement results in evaluating properties of the constructed antenna(s). * student knows differences in typical antenna materials and in typical fabrication methods. Student knows of basic properties and use of selected commercial antennas/antenna modules.
Review of wave propagation, spherical wave propagation from antennas, antenna as a receiver.
Basic antenna parameters Antenna patterns. Beam solid angle, Radiation intensity and beam efficiency. Directivity, gain, and efficiencies. Antenna apertures, effective height. Antenna impedance.
Radiation from fixed current density. Electrical and magnetic dipoles, ideal ground plane. Antenna field zones. Shape-impedance considerations. Elementary antenna arrays.
Numerical simulations to analyze electric and magnetic dipoles and elementary antenna arrays.