ECE 454 Class Calendar

Reading: Sections from Stutzman and Thiele, 2nd Edition indicated in parenthesis

Supplementary Reading: Kraus (1988) - Antennas - 2nd Edition, Kildal (2015) - Foundations of Antenna Engineering, Collin (1995) - Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, Lehuerte (2011) - Compact Antennas for Wireless, Orfanidis (2016) - Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas, Haslett (2008) - Radio Wave Propagation

Antenna Simulation with 4nec2: Download Setup_4nec2.exe and install on Windows machines, instructions for MacOS users, for Linux users, and 4nec2 tutorials part1, part2, part3, part4.

Antenna Simulation with FEKO: Elsherbeni ETAL. (2014), FEKO Get Started Guide, FEKO Example Guide, instructions for remote linux/unix users

January 2018
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Course objectives and outline, Maxwell's Equations

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EM Fields, Power Radiated by an Antenna (1.1-1.5)

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Hertzian Dipole (1.6)

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Radiation Patterns and Beams (1.7)

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Directivity, Gain (1.8)

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February 2018
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Input Impedance and Antenna Polarization (1.9-1.10)

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Dipoles, Monopoles (2.1-2.3)

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Duality, Small Loop Antennas (2.4)

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Link Budgets, EIRP, Antenna Noise (2.5)

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Antenna Open Ckt Voltage and Reciprocity (9.1-9.5)

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Antenna Arrays, Array Factor (3.1)

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Linear Arrays (3.2-3.5)

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Mutual Coupling in Arrays (3.6)

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March 2018
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Multi-D Phased Arrays (3.7-3.8)

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Phased Arrays, Beam Scanning (3.8-3.9)

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Resonant Elements, Dipoles, Folded Dipoles, Yagis (5.1-5.4)

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Ground Planes, Image Theory, Monopoles (5.5)

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Midterm Exam - Lect 1-15

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Imperfect Ground Planes (5.6)

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Loop Antennas (5.7)

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Microstrip Antennas (5.8)

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Radiation from Apertures, Huygens' Principle (7.1)

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Rectangular Apertures (7.2-7.3)

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Horn and Reflector Antennas (7.4-7.6)

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Reflector Antennas (7.6-7.7)

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Traveling Wave Antennas (6.1)

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Helical Antennas (6.2)

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Spiral Antennas (6.6)

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Log-Periodic Antennas (6.7)

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