ECE 350 Class Calendar

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1 Overview, Maxwell's equations

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2 Static fields and potentials

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3 Lorenz gauge and inhomogeneous wave equation

Paper: Vector potential interpretation

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MLK DAY

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4 Time-harmonic sources and retarded potentials

Paper: Why we use retarded potentials

Paper: Aichelburg+Beig paper

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5 Vector calculus in spherical coordinates

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6 Spherical waves

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7 Hertzian dipole fields

Notes: FAQ on radiation ;-)

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February 2019
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8 Radiation fields of dipole antennas

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9 Poynting vector, radiated power, radiation resistance

NEC Mac: Short Dipole

NEC Mac: 1D Array

NEC PC: Short Dipole

NEC PC: 1D Array

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10 Antenna gain, beam pattern, directivity

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11 Beam pattern, wave interference

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12 Interference, antennas arrays --- cont'd

Plot: Digital sinc

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13 Array feed networks

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EXAM 1

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14 Interference zones, plane waves

Paper: Clarke

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15 Plane-wave form of Maxwell's equations, propagation in arbitrary direction

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16 Reflection and transmission, TE mode

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17 Reflection and transmission, TE mode

Paper: Microphysics

Plot: Reflection Coefficients

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18 Reflecting plates, monopole antennas, corner reflectors

Pictures: Big antennas

Picture: Arecibo catwalk

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March 2019
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19 Total internal reflection and evanescent waves

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20 Doppler shift

Anim: Standing waves

Anim: Doppler and reflection

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21 Doppler radars

Notes: Relativity notes

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EOH

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22 Dispersion and propagation in collisionless plasmas

Movie: Ionograms

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23 Phase and group velocities and delays

Anim: Group velocity

Anim: Dispersive vs non-dispersive

Anim: Square wave dispersing

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EXAM 2

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24 Evanescent waves and tunneling

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25 Parallel-plate waveguides: TE modes

Tool: Smith Chart

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26 Parallel-plate waveguides: TM modes

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April 2019
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27 Parallel-plate waveguides: example problems

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28 TM modes in rectangular waveguides

Paper: Modal Field Distributions

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29 TE modes in rectangular waveguides

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30 Guide impedance and TL analogies

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31 TE modes in dielectric slab waveguides

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32 TM modes in dielectric slab waveguides

Notes: Optical fibers

Paper: Surface plasmons

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33 Rectangular cavities

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34 Resonant modes and field fluctuations

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EXAM 3

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35 Cavity radiation and thermal noise

Paper: Nyquist Paper

Paper: Thermal Noise

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36 Antenna reception and links

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37 Effective area and reciprocity

Plot: V_TH of open short dipole

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38 Equivalent circuit models of coupled antennas

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39 Links and antenna noise

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READING DAY

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