Modern Antennas in Wireless Telecommunications ECE753 



Term
Offered:

Fall, 2022 


Announcements

Lectures start on Sep. 8, 2022 


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 DEVICES AND ANTENNAS FOR WIRELESS
SYSTEMS



Time Table:

Lectures:
Office hours: Assignments: Design Projects: 
THURSDAY 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm,
rm. ITBA308
Friday 2 pm to 3 pm Every week (details during lectures) Due end of term (details during lectures) 


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. 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) Lecture Notes Collection (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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