Antennas and Wave Propagation

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This Antennas and Wave Propagation course cover in-depth knowledge of Basic antenna principles, concepts of antenna wave propagation, antenna theory, design, and measurements.

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Antennas and Wave Propagation Course Aims

Providing knowledge of different types of antennas. Knowledge of antenna measurement methods.Knowledge of radio wave propagation in the atmosphere, Learning Outcomes.

Curriculum Content of Antennas and Wave Propagation

1. Fundamental Concepts: Concept of Radiation (physical meaning), Potential functions & Electromagnetic field, Network Theorems, Radiation Pattern, near-field, and far-field regions, basic parameters of the antenna (directivity, gain, beam-width, effective aperture, polarization, input impedance, radiation efficiency, radiation resistance, and efficiency, etc.), Friis transmission equation, Methods of Excitation.


2. Radiation from Wires and Loops: Infinitesimal dipole, finite-length dipole, dipoles for mobile communication, small circular loop.


3. Aperture Antennas: Huygens’ principle, radiation from rectangular and circular apertures, design considerations, Babinet’s principle, Radiation from sectoral and pyramidal horns, design concepts, Fourier Transformation in aperture antenna.


4. Travelling Wave antennas: Analysis and Design of Rhombic antennas and V antenna.


5. Broadband Antennas: Broadband concept, Log-periodic antennas, frequency-independent antennas.


6. Reflector antennas: Parabolic reflectors and reflector optics.


7. Microstrip Antennas: Basic characteristics of microstrip antennas, feeding methods, methods of analysis, design of rectangular patch antennas.


8. Antenna Measurements: Antenna Radiation pattern measurements, Measurement of antenna beamwidth and gain, Polarization measurements. Measurement of radiation resistance, S parameter.


9. Antenna Arrays: Analysis of uniformly spaced arrays with uniform and non-uniform excitation amplitudes, an extension to planar arrays, Binomial arrays.


10. Wave Propagation: Propagation of radio waves, mode of propagation Ground wave propagation- Attenuation characteristics for ground wave propagation, Calculation of field strength at a distance. Skywave propagation- . atmospheric effects, the structure of the ionosphere, and its effect on radio waves. Ray path, ionospheric propagation, skip distance, virtual height, critical frequency, MUF, fading, diversity. Space wave propagation – Reflection from the ground for vertically and horizontally polarized waves. Reflection characteristics of the earth. Resultant of the direct and reflected ray at the receiver. Duct propagation.

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What Will You Learn?

  • On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • a) Able to explain the basic concept of antenna
  • b) Able to design the antenna for given application
  • c) Able to characterise and analyse the antenna from antenna parameters

Course Content

Antennas and Wave Propagation

  • Radiation pattern of isotropic, directional & Omnidirectional antenna in antenna
    10:47
  • Basics of Radiation pattern (HPBW, FNBW & Front to Back ratio) in Antennas
    11:10
  • Antenna Radiation Density and Radiated Power in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    10:07
  • Antenna Radiation Intensity, Antenna Parameters in Antennas & Wave Propagation
    06:48
  • Example of HPBW- Half Power Beam Width & FNBW- First Null Beam Width in Antenna
    11:33
  • Antenna Beam Efficiency, Antenna Parameters in Antennas & Wave Propagation
    05:59
  • Beam Angle & Beam Solid Angle
    11:46
  • Antenna Radiation Efficiency
    07:03
  • Examples on Antenna Radiation Efficiency in Antennas and wave Propagation
    03:15
  • Antenna Directivity, Antennas Parameter
    09:37
  • Example of Antenna Directivity, Antenna Parameter in Antenna & Wave Propagation
    06:49
  • Example of Antenna Beam Solid Angle in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    09:10
  • Antenna Gain, Antenna Parameters in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    12:06
  • Examples of Antenna Gain
    07:13
  • Example of Antenna radiated Power in Antennas & Wave Propagation
    07:01
  • Antenna Apertures
    19:12
  • Polarization – linear, Circular & Elliptical Polarization
    00:00
  • Co-Polarization and Cross-Polarization and Basic of Polarization
    00:00
  • Friis Transmission Formula
    00:00
  • Transmission Path Loss
    11:35
  • Examples on FrissTransmission Formula
    00:00
  • Antenna Field Zones
    00:00
  • Radiation Resistance
    12:16
  • Retarded Potential
    12:59
  • Reflection Coefficient and VSWR of Antenna
    00:00
  • Antenna temperature basics and definition
    00:00
  • Effective Height of Antenna
    12:49
  • Reciprocity Theorem of Antenna
    11:56
  • Types of Dipole Antennas
    08:36
  • How Dipole Antenna radiates in space
    11:22
  • Electric and Magnetic Field in Dipole Antenna
    00:00
  • Radiation Resistance and Radiated Power of Hertzian Dipole Antenna
    00:00
  • Example of Radiation Resistance of Hertzian Dipole
    00:00
  • Radiation Power and Radiation Resistance of Halfwave Dipole Antenna
    00:00
  • Dipole antenna feeding Techniques
    00:00
  • Monopole Antenna, Imaginary Ground of Monopole
    07:27
  • Folded Dipole Antenna
    00:00
  • Basics of Antenna Array in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    13:45
  • Two Isotropic Source Array in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Two point Array separated Half wavelength
    00:00
  • Two point Array separated wavelength
    00:00
  • Radiation Pattern of Two point Antenna Array
    00:00
  • Pattern Multiplication of four Point Sources
    00:00
  • Pattern Multiplication of eight Point Sources
    00:00
  • Binomial Array, Antenna Array in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Schelkunoff Polynomial Array
    00:00
  • Dolph Tchebyscheff Array or Chebyshev Array
    00:00
  • Tchebyshev Polynomial
    00:00
  • Phased Array basics, working and Applications
    00:00
  • Frequency Scanning Array basics & working
    00:00
  • Hansen Woodyard end Fire Array
    00:00
  • Smart Antenna basics, working & Applications
    00:00
  • Loop Antenna Completely Explained in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Radiated Power and Radiation Resistance of Loop Antenna
    00:00
  • Helical Antenna Completely Explained in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Designing of Helical Antenna
    00:00
  • Examples of Helical Antenna
    00:00
  • Yagi Uda Antenna Completely Explained
    00:00
  • Examples and Designing of Yagi Uda Antenna
    00:00
  • Turnstile Antenna
    00:00
  • Long wire Resonant Antenna
    00:00
  • Travelling Wave antenna or Non Resonant Antenna
    00:00
  • V Antenna basics, Radiation & Applications
    00:00
  • Rhombic Antenna basics, Radiation and Designing
    00:00
  • Designing Examples of Rhombic Antenna
    00:00
  • Antenna Impedance Matching of Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Horn Antenna basics, Radiation & Applications
    00:00
  • Reflector Antenna basics, Working & Radiation in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Feeding Methods of Reflector Antenna
    00:00
  • Aperture Efficiency of Reflector Antenna
    00:00
  • Examples on Reflector Antenna
    00:00
  • Lens Antenna basics, Radiation & Applications
    00:00
  • Comparison of Reflector Antenna and Lens Antenna
    00:00
  • Babinet’s Principle in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Slot Antenna basics, Radiation & Applications
    00:00
  • Microstrip Antenna or Patch Antenna basics
    00:00
  • Feeding Methods of Microstrip
    00:00
  • Fringing Effect of Microstrip
    00:00
  • Designing of Microstrip Antenna
    00:00
  • Example of Microstrip Antenna
    00:00
  • PIFA Antenna or Planar Inverted F Antenna
    00:00
  • Broad Band Antenna and Frequency Independent Antenna
    00:00
  • Log Periodic Antenna in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Spiral Antenna basics, structure, radiation pattern, designing & polarization
    00:00
  • Radiation Pattern Measurement, Antenna Measurement in Antennas
    00:00
  • Gain Measurement, Antenna Measurement in Antenna and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Source of Error in Gain Measurement, Antenna Measurement in Antennas
    00:00
  • Impedance Measurement, Antenna Measurement
    00:00
  • Phase Measurement of Antenna
    00:00
  • Polarization Measurement, Antenna Measurement
    00:00
  • Spectrum Analyzer block Diagram, Basics and Working in Microwave Engineering
    00:00
  • Spectrum Analyzer (Working, Types, Operation and uses)
    00:00
  • Network Analyzer basics, Block Diagram and working in Microwave Engineering
    00:00
  • VNA Calibration in Microwave Measurement in Microwave Engineering
    00:00
  • Anechoic Chamber
    00:00
  • Radio Wave Propagation in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Ground Wave Propagation, Radio Wave Propagation in Antenna
    00:00
  • Sky Wave Propagation in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Space Wave Propagation in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Duct Propagation in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Critical Frequency, Sky Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)
    00:00
  • Virtual Height, Sky Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • Skip Distance, Sky Wave Propagation in Antennas and Wave Propagation
    00:00
  • GATE Examples on Antenna Array and Radiation Pattern in Antennas
    00:00
  • GATE example on Radiation Pattern of Dipole antenna in Antennas
    00:00
  • 1 GATE examples on Directivity and Radiated Power in Antennas
    00:00
  • 2 GATE examples on Directivity and Radiated Power in Antennas
    00:00

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