EE407

Radio Wave Propagation & Antennas

 

Catalog Data

Radio Wave Propagation

(3𢠥)3 credits

      Antenna principles and types, Antenna parameters (gain, beamwidth, aperture, impedance, polarization), Ideal and practical dipoles, Free space propagation: Friis transmission formula and radar equation, Flat earth radiowave propagation, and knife-edge diffraction, Biological effects of radiation and RF exposure standards, Earth-orbiting satellite propagation, Urban propagation, Noise in communication systems. 

Pre-requisites: EE307 Electromagnetic II

 

Textbook

  1. C. A. Balanis, Antenna theory: Analysis and design, John Wiley

  2. R. E. Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw-Hill.

  3.  K. Siwiak, 揜adiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, 2nd Ed., Artech House.

 

Reference

1- J. C. Whitaker, "Radio Frequency Transmission Systems: Design and Operation," McGraw-Hill, Inc.

2- Les Barclay, Propagation of Radiowaves, IEE, UK.

3- Simon R. Saunders and A. A. Zavala ,"Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems", John whily, 2nd Edition, UK.

4- L. Felsen, "Radiation and Scattering of Waves," IEEE Press.

5- M. S. Al Salameh, "Waves and Fields of Wireless Communications and Electricity: Health-Effects and Unconventional Utilizations," lap-publishing, Printed in USA and in UK.

 

Coordinator

Prof. Mohammed Saleh Al Salameh

 

Course Objectives

  1. Analysis and understanding of basic antenna types

  2. Understanding biological effects of radiation

 

  1. Analysis and design of satellite and urban propagation

 

  1. Analysis and design of communication systems including noise effects

 

Pre-Requisites by Topic

1. Basic electromagnetic concepts, Plane electromagnetic waves, and Transmission lines

 

Topics

Introduction

 1 Hour

 

Radio-frequency spectrum and its uses in communications

 1.5 Hour

 

Antenna principle and types

 1.5 Hours

 

Antenna parameters

 8 Hours

 

Friis transmission formula and radar equation

 4 Hours

 

Propagation over flat earth

 3 Hours

 

Effects of diffraction on wave propagation

 2 Hours

 

Biological effects of radiation and RF exposure standards

5 Hours

 

Propagation of radiowaves for communications using earth-orbiting satellites

4 Hours

 

Propagation in urban and sub-urban areas

5 Hours

 

Noise in communications systems

 6 Hours

 

Computer Usage

Matlab

 

Estimated Content

Engineering Science

2.0 Credits

Engineering Design

1.0 Credits