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EE421 - Antennas and Propagation

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION

    EE 421

    7

    2 + 0 + 2

    3

    9

     

    Prerequisites

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Core

    Course Coordinator

    Cahit Canbay

    Instructors

    Cahit Canbay

    Assistants

    Anıl Özdemirli

    Goals

    Students will be able to know and analyze every type of antennas and antenna systems, to design dipol antennas and antenna arrays for specific antena parameter requirements, to measure antenna parameters of many antenna types, and to simulate antenna parameters of the designed antenna in computer-aided sofwares. Moreover, students will be able to analyze antenna-antenna  communication ways for various antenna systems, as well as, to simulate propagation problems computer-aided sofwares.

    Content

    Antenna theory and fundamental parameters of antennas, radiation integrals, energy theorems, duality, reciprocity, principle of equivalency, dipol antennas, anten arrays, modeling and numerical techniques in antenna theory, Reflector antennas, Broadband antennas, Frequency independent antennas, Aperture, microstrip and horn antennas, Optoelectronically fed antennas, lens antennas, SAR antennas, Wave propagation theory, principles of choosing of communication ways, Antennas and Propagation applications in different areas (Medicine, Geophysics, Astronomy, etc).

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    1)Be able to apply given mathematical background to the engineering problems

    1,2

    1,6

    A,D

    2) Be able to know and analyze every type of antennas and antenna systems

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    3) Be able to design dipol antennas and antenna arrays for specific antena parameter requirements

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    4) Be able to measure antenna parameters of many antenna types

    1,2,3,4,5,11

    1,6

    C

    5) Be able to simulate antenna radiation patterns and other antenna parameters in computer-aided sofwares

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    6) Be able to analyze antenna-antenna  communication ways for various antenna systems, as well as, to simulate propagation problems computer-aided sofwares

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    7) Be able to present individual homeworks by each student as oral

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12

    1,3

    D

    8) Ability to realize that the exams are tools for learning.

    9,10

    1

    A

    9) Ability to evaluate and grade the oral presentations of homeworks of  other students.

    10,11

    1

    D

     

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker, 9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

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

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Introduction, review of electromagnetic field theory      

    Course Book

    2

    Review of dispersive medium parameters, antenna theory, radiation integrals, energy theorems 

    Course Book

    3

    Duality, reciprocity, principle of equivalency, and modeling techniques in antenna theory

    Course Book

    4

    Fundamental parameters of antennas     

    Course Book

    5

    Fundamental parameters of antennas     

    Course Book

    6

    Mid-term I                       

    Course Book

    7

    Dipol antennas                 

    Course Book

    8

    Dipol antennas                 

    Course Book

    9

    Antenna arrays, reflector antennas, microwave antennas                 

    Course Book

    10

    Antenna arrays, reflector antennas, microwave antennas       

    Course Book

    11

    Wave propagation theory, the principles of choosing of communication ways, and future communication systems (3G & 4G)

    Course Book

    12

    Wave propagation theory, the principles of choosing of communication ways, and future communication systems (3G & 4G)

    Course Book

    13

    Mid-term II

    Course Book

    14

    Homework Presentations

    Course Book

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

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

    Additional Resources

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

     

    *Warren L. Stutzman, Gary A. Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design, 2 nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1998.

     

    *John D. Kraus, Antennas, 3 rd ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 2002.

     

    *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.

     

    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

    Mid-terms

    2

    33.3

    Laboratory

    10

    33.3

    Homework

    1

    33.3

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    40

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    60

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise/Field Courses

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

    X

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

    X

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

    X

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

    X

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

    X

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

    X

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

    X

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

    X

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

    X

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

    X

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

    X

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration (Hour)

    Total Workload (Hour)

    Course Duration

    12

    2

    24

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

    14

    7

    98

    Mid-terms

    2

    2

    4

    Laboratory

    10

    2

    20

    Homework

    14

    2

    28

    Final examination

    1

    2

    2

    Total Work Load

    176

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

    7.04

    ECTS Credit of the Course

    7

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    This course presents antenna-engineering concepts including in-depth studies of various antennas and arrays and computer modeling of antennas for analysis and design: Antenna theory and fundamental parameters of antennas, radiation integrals, energy theorems, duality, reciprocity, principle of equivalency, dipol antennas, anten arrays, modeling and numerical techniques in antenna theory, Reflector antennas, Broadband antennas, Frequency independent antennas, Aperture, microstrip and horn antennas, Optoelectronically fed antennas, lens antennas, SAR antennas, Wave propagation theory, principles of choosing of communication ways, Antennas and Propagation applications in different areas (Medicine, Geophysics, Astronomy, etc).