ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY ETE100

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: MWIR1. Optional for: E3rn, F3, F3f, Pi4. Course coordinator: Richard Lundin, Richard.Lundin@es.lth.se, Elektrovetenskap. Recommended prerequisits: ETE110 Modelling and Simulation in Field Theory or ETI015 Electromagnetic Fields, Advanced Course. Assessment: Written examination. Parts: 2. Home page: http://www.es.lth.se/ugradcourses/antennteknik.

Aim

• The student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of antenna theory

• The student shall acquire good ability to analyse and design antennas

• The student shall acquire good knowledge of antenna parameters such as directivity and radiation pattern

• The student shall carry through and document a project in which an antenna is designed, fabricated and measured

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe the properties of the far field

• be able to use the relation between directivity and effective antenna area

• be able to explain Friis´ transmission formula and the radar equation

• be able to give account for the properties of some common types of antennas

• be able to outline the theory of array antennas

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to calculate the far field for a given antenna current

• be able to calculate the power transmitted from a transmitting antenna to a receiving antenna

• be able to calculate the antenna pattern for a group antenna

• be able to perform pattern synthesis

• design, simulate and measure a patch antenna

• make a written account for the laboratory work

Contents
Radiation integrals. The far field. Antenna parameters. Friis´ transmission formula. The radar equation. Various antenna types such as wire antennas, patch antennas, aperture antennas, array antennas and reflector antennas. Pattern synthesis. In the laboratory work part a patch antenna is designed, manufactured and measured. Measurement techniques.

Literature
Kraus J D: Antennas For All Applications, McGraw-Hill.

Parts

Code: 0104. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Antenna theory.

Code: 0204. Name: Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report. Contents: Laboratory work.