Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Language of instruction
Data Processing and Information Technology
Mode of study
Antennas II, 5 cr
Language of instruction: English
After completing the course, * student is able to explain features of common antenna types and reason their differences. * student is able to explain principles of radiation from common antenna types. * student is able to design wideband/multiband antennas. * student can apply numerical simulation tools to common antenna design problems and has experience is interpreting their results. * student has experience in constructing antenna type(s) and in use of measurement results in evaluating properties of the constructed antenna(s). * student is able to find information from relevant literature and create a scientific report describing his/her work.
Broadband antennas. Broadbanding of microstrip antennas. Log-periodic and spiral antennas. Numerical simulations of broadband antennas.
Quality factor, fundamental limitations on size, efficiency, and bandwidth of antennas. Examples of other resonant antennas.
Travelling wave antennas, surface waves.
Aperture antennas. Radiation from a slot, analysis of horn antennas.
Antenna arrays. Array factor, beam steering, mutual coupling in arrays. Numerical simulations of antenna arrays.
Numerical design methods and tools. Construction of antennas (e.g. wideband or multiband antennas). Basic antenna measurements. Reporting and interpreting measurement and simulation results.
Bodyworn antennas, on-chip antennas, effect of nearby objects on antenna performance. New antenna materials (e.g. textiles)
Scale models for antennas.
Basics of simulation algorithms, e.g. method of moments algorithm.
UWB antennas, parameters characterizing antennas in time-domain
Method of moments
Uniform theory of diffraction
Metamaterials, Millimeter-Wave antennas
Antennas I, COMM.RF.420, 5 cr
Basics of RF Engineering, COMM.RF.400, 5 cr
Transmission Lines and Waveguides, COMM.RF.430, 5 cr
General scale, 0-5
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