ECTS - Antennas and Radiowave Propagation

Antennas and Radiowave Propagation (EE531) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Antennas and Radiowave Propagation EE531 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 309, EE 310
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Elif AYDIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to explain the basic properties of antennas including radiation pattern, radiated power, input impedance, directivity, gain etc. and to design various types of antennas and antenna arrays using CAD tools.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Able to apply vector algebra and calculus with Maxwell equations to calculate the fields radiated from antenna, describe the radiation mechanisms and the fundamental antenna principles and parameters such as average power, radiation intensity, directivity, gain, efficiency, impedance, choose the best type of antenna for different situations and to design antenna systems given a set of specifications, design a network to match the antenna impedance to a transmission line, design microstrip antennas and antenna arrays using simulation tools, have a firm background of the basic principles underlying antenna performance, as well as basic principles of antena design and propagation behaviour in practical scenarios, and write MATLAB programs for antenna analysis.
Course Content Properties of electromagnetic waves; basic antennas and parameters; array theory, broadband, aperture, microstrip antennas, and antenna design concepts; propagation mechanism; wave propagation over spherical earth, electromagnetic waves in atmosphere, space and urban and indoor environments; computer aided design for antennas and propagation.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Properties of electromagnetic waves
2 • Antenna patterns, average power, radiation intensity • Directivity, numerical evaluation of directivity Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
3 • Gain, efficiency, impedance • Loss resistance, transmission lines, transmit/receive systems • Polarization, equivalent area, effective aperture • Friis transmission formula, radar systems, radar cross section Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
4 • Practical Dipoles, antenna arrays • Horn, loop, helical antennas • Patch antennas Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Design patch antennas using CAD tool Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
6 Design patch antennas using CAD tool Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
7 Design various type antennas using CAD tool Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
8 Propagation mechanism Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
9 Basic propagation models Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
10 Terrestrial fixed links Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
11 Satellite fixed links Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
12 Adaptive antennas Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
13 Macrocells, microcells Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
14 Picocells, megacells Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
15 Final examination period Review of topics
16 Final examination period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Saunders, S.R., Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, John Wiley and Sons, 1999
Other Sources 2. Collin, R.E., Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw Hill, 1985
3. Balanis, C.A., Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons, 1997

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 45
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 119