ECE 687 Antenna Theory & Design


Course Syllabus

Course Topics:

Antenna patterns, gain, directivity, polarization, effective aperture; radiated fields of short dipoles and linear antennas and loop antennas; linear and planar arrays; array design techniques; antenna self- and mutual impedance; broadband and frequency-independent antennas; log-periodic structures; rectangular and circular aperture antennas; reflectors; Fourier transform methods; microstrip antennas.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisite: basic knowledge of electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, the wave equation and differential and integral calculus.

Textbook: "Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design", 2nd edition by Constantine A. Balanis, 1996, John Wiley & Soons, ISBN 0471592684