Modern Antennas in Wireless Telecommunications ECE753 



Term
Offered:

Winter, 2018 


Announcements

Classes start on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018, at 1:30 pm, in rm. BSB122 


Instructor:

Prof.
Natalia K. Nikolova
ITBA 308, ext. 27141 email: nikolova [at] ieee [dot] org 


Recommended
Prerequisites:

Prerequisite #1:
ElecEng 2FH3 ELECTROMAGNETICS I (Electrostatics and Magnetostatics)
and
ElecEng 3FK4 ELECTROMAGNETICS II (Fields and Waves) Prerequisite #2: ElecEng 4FJ4 MICROWAVE ENGINEERING



Time
Table:

Lectures:
Office hours: Assignments: Design Projects: 
Every week (details during lecture) 


Course Description: 
Objectives and Outline: The course provides the fundamentals in the theory and practice
of antenna design and the antenna deployment in the modern wireless
telecommunication systems. The theory of electromagnetic radiation is
introduced and the fundamental antenna parameters are explained. Basic
antenna measurement techniques are introduced and practiced in an 8hour
laboratory session. Classical radiating elements are studied:
dipoles/monopoles, loops, apertures, horns, reflectors, microstrip
and slot elements, etc. Matching techniques are presented. The principles of
analysis and design of antenna arrays are discussed. Special attention is
paid to antennas popular in mobile (cellular, satellite) telecommunications.
The fundamental limitations of electrically small antennas as well as the
principles of smart antennas are briefly introduced through seminar sessions. Lecture
Plan: 1. Introduction into antenna theory and practice 2. Radiation integrals and auxiliary potential functions; basic EM theorems in antenna problems 3. Fundamental antenna parameters 4. Antenna measurements 5. Infinitesimal dipole; wire and loop radiating elements 6. Wire antennas – dipoles, monopoles 7. Arrays – analysis and design 8. Printed antennas 9. Reflector antennas 10. Horn antennas Seminars: 11. Smart antennas and signal processing antennas 12. Fundamental limitations of electrically small antennas 


Recommended texts: 
Lecture notes (distributed in class and available for download) 


Additional
resources: 
1. C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design, 3^{rd} ed., Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005. 2. A. Z. Elsherbeni, P. Nayeri, and C. J. Reddy, Antenna Analysis and Design Using FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Software, Scitech, 2014. 3. L. V. Blake and M. W. Long, Antennas, 3^{rd} ed., Scitech, 2009. 4. A. Z. Elsherbeni and M. J. Inman, Antenna Design & Visualization Using MATLAB. Scitech, 2006. 5. J. D. Kraus and R. J. Marhefka, Antennas (for all Applications), 3^{rd} ed. McGrawHill, 2002. (previous editions authored by Kraus alone are fine, too). 6. W. L. Stutzman and G. A. Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design, 2^{nd} ed. Wiley, 1998. 7. R. S. Elliot, Antenna Theory and Design, A Classical Reissue. IEEE Press, 2003. 8. V. Fusco, Foundations of Antenna Theory and Techniques, Pearson, 2008. On propagation: 1. R. E. Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propagation. McGrawHill, 1985. 2. K. Siwiak, Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, 2^{nd} ed. Artech House, 1998. 3. J. Doble, Introduction to Radio Propagation for Fixed and Mobile Communications. Artech House, 1996. On smart antennas: 1. T. K. Sarkar, M. C. Wicks, M. SalazarPalma, R. J. Bonneau, Smart Antennas. Wiley, 2003. 2. G. T. Okamoto, Smart Antenna Systems and Wireless LANs, Kluwer, 1999. 


Evaluation: 
Laboratory Project Weekly assignments 
20% 40% 40% 


Downloads 
Current Lecture Notes (individual lectures) Current Lecture Notes (full collection) IEEE
Standard Definitions of Terms for Antennas Software from R.A. Sainati, CAD of Microstrip Antennas for Wireless Applications, Artech, 1996 Software from C.A. Balanis, Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design, 3^{rd} ed., Wiley, 2005 Free student version of FEKO EM software available for download at http://www.altairuniversity.com/fekostudentedition/. 


Reminder on
Academic Dishonesty Policy: Academic dishonesty consists of
misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in
serious consequences, e.g., the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of
credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F
assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from
the university. It is your responsibility to
understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the
various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity
Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/univsec/policy/AcademicIntegrity.pdf
The following illustrates only
three forms of academic dishonesty: ·
Plagiarism,
e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit
has been obtained. ·
Improper
collaboration in group work. ·
Copying
or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations. 


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