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EE523 - Smart Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Systems

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    Smart Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Systems

    EE523

    Spring

    3 + 0 + 0

    3

    7

     

    Prerequisites

    EE323

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Master’s

    Course Type

    Elective

    Course Coordinator

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cahit Canbay

    Instructors

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cahit Canbay

    Assistants

    Res. Assist. Dr. İlhami Ünal

    Goals

    Students will be able to analyze every type of antenna-antenna propagation ways for adaptive antenna systems, as well as to simulate propagation problems computer-aided sofwares. Moreover, students will be able to apply both theoretical and simulation techniques to design smart antennas for wireless systems and to compute reflection, refraction, scattering and diffraction parameters affecting received signal levels in various propagation models (macro, micro, pico, mega cells).

    Content

    Introduction to wireless communication; review of the electromagnetic waves; propagation mechanism; antenna fundamentals; antenna arrays in multipath environment; smart antennas; adaptive antennas; antenna design for wireless base stations and remote sites; basic theoretical, experimental and statistical propagation models; macrocell, microcell, picocell and megacell applications; using propagation models to predict signal strength at the receiver; diversity; future developments in the wireless communication channel.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    1) Be able to apply given mathematical background to the wireless communication and antenna design problems

    1,2,3,4,5,6,11

    1,2,3,6

    A,D

    2)Be able to design smart and adaptive antenna array

    1,2,3,4,5,6,11

    1,2,3,6

    A,D

    3)Be able to simulate antenna radiation patterns of smart antennas and other antenna parameters in computer-aided sofwares

    1,2,3,4,5,6,11

    1,2,3,6

    A,D

    4)Be able to determine the signal strength at the receiver for various propagation models (macro, micro, pico, mega cells) by using theoretical and simulation techniques, comparatively

    1,2,3,4,5,6,9

    1,2,3,6

    A,D

    5) Be able to present individual homeworks by each student as oral and to answer critics on their own topics

    7,9

    3,6

    D

    6)Be able to understand exams and homeworks as a tool to learn for themselves

    7,9

    1

    A

    7) Each oral presentation of homeworks are graded by all of the students themselves in an objective manner. This method will give students abilities of confidence, objective thinking and more knowledge on different topics

    7,9

    6

    D

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture,  2: Problem Solving,  3: Simulation,  4: Seminar,  5: Laboratory,

    6: Term Research Paper

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Introduction to wireless communication; review of the electromagnetic waves

    Course Book

    2

    propagation mechanism; antenna fundamentals

    Course Book

    3

    antenna arrays in multipath environment;

    Course Book

    4

    smart antennas; adaptive antennas

    Course Book

    5

    smart antennas; adaptive antennas

    Course Book

    6

    antenna design for wireless base stations and remote sites

    Course Book

    7

    antenna design for wireless base stations and remote sites

    Course Book

    8

    basic theoretical, experimental and statistical propagation models

    Course Book

    9

    Midterm

    Course Book

    10

    macrocell, microcell, picocell and megacell applications

    Course Book

    11

    macrocell, microcell, picocell and megacell applications

    Course Book

    12

    using propagation models to predict signal strength at the receiver

    Course Book

    13

    diversity; future developments in the wireless communication channel

    Course Book

    14

    Homework Presentations

    Course Book

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    Simon R. Saunders, “Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Commmunication Systems” John Wiley & Sons Ltd-Toronto, 2005.

    Additional Resources

    *Constantine A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 3rd ed., Wiley-Interscience, 2005.

     

    *Rodney Vaughan and Jorgen Bach Andersen, “Channels, Propagation and Antennas for Mobile Communications” IEE, London, UK, 2003

    *Cahit Canbay, Anten ve Propagasyon I,  Yeditepe University Press, 1997.

     

    *Robert E. Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1985.

     

    *Kazimierz Siwiak, Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, 2 nd ed., Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 1998.

     

    *John Doble, Introduction to Radio Propagation for Fixed and Mobile Communications, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 1996.

     

    *IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Cahit Canbay, Anten ve Propagasyon I,  Yeditepe University Press, 1997, http://ee.yeditepe.edu.tr/staff/ilhami/ee421coursebook.htm, Laboratory Experiment Sheets and other related documents (http://ee.yeditepe.edu.tr/staff/ilhami/ee421labweb.htm).

    Assignments

    Each student has unique homework. Since students are supposed to accomplish their oral presentations, separately, other students will be able to learn and see the solutions of other homeworks, too.

    Exams

    Questions and Answers of Mid-terms

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Midterm I

    1

    50

    Midterm II

    -

    -

    Homework Assignment

    1

    50

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    40

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    60

    Total

     

    100

     

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Field Course

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

     Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

     

    1

    Can reach information in breadth and depth, and can evaluate, interpret and apply this information to scientific research in the area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

           

    x

     

    2

    Can complete and apply information with scientific methods using limited or missing data; can integrate information from different disciplines.

           

    x

     

    3

    Sets up Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems, develops and implements innovative methods for their solutions.

           

    x

     

    4

    Develops new and/or original ideas and methods; finds innovative solutions to the system, component, or process design.

           

    x

     

    5

    Has comprehensive knowledge about the state-of-the-art techniques and methods in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and their limitations.

           

    x

     

    6

    Can design and conduct research of analytical, modeling or experimental orientation; can solve and interpret complex cases that come up during this process.

         

    x

       

    7

    Can communicate verbally and in writing in one foreign language (English) at the General Level B2 of the European Language Portfolio.

           

    x

     

    8

    Can assume leadership in multi-disciplinary teams; can develop solutions in complex situations, and take responsibility.

               

    9

    Can systematically and openly communicate in national and international venues the proceedings and conclusions of the work he/she performs in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

         

    x

       

    10

    Respects social, scientific and ethical values in all professional activities performed during the collection, interpretation and announcement phases of data.

               

    11

    Is aware of new and emerging applications in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; investigates and learns them, whenever necessary.

           

    x

     

    12

    Can identify the social and environmental aspects of Electrical and Electronics Engineering applications.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration
    (Hour)

    Total
    Workload
    (Hour)

    Course Duration (including 2 midterms: 14xtotal lecture hours)

    14

    3

    42

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    14

    7

    98

    Midterm I

    -

    -

    -

    Midterm II

    1

    2

    2

    Homework assignment

    14

    3

    42

    Final examination

    1

    2

    2

    Total Work Load

       

    186

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

     

     

    7.44

    ECTS Credit of the Course

     

     

    7

     

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Introduction to wireless communication; review of the electromagnetic waves; propagation mechanism; antenna fundamentals; antenna arrays in multipath environment; smart antennas; adaptive antennas; antenna design for wireless base stations and remote sites; basic theoretical, experimental and statistical propagation models; macrocell, microcell, picocell and megacell applications; using propagation models to predict signal strength at the receiver; diversity; future developments in the wireless communication channel.