(Created 2008-07-17.)
 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: E3, E3rn, F3, F3f, MFOT4, Pi4. Course coordinator: Richard Lundin, Richard.Lundin@eit.lth.se, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: ETE110 Modelling and Simulation in Field Theory or ETI015 Electromagnetic Fields, Advanced Course. Assessment: Written examination. Parts: 2. Home page: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/ete100.

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.