Antennas and EMC in Radiowave Communication

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Antennas and EMC in Radiowave Communication (Main course) AE2M17AEK
Credits 5
Semesters Summer
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2+2L
Student obtains the knowledge of basic analysis and design of the individual type of the antennas (wire, planar, reflector and lens antennas, and radomes) and antenna arrays. He obtains the basic experience in antenna and communication technique, antenna measurement technique including training in specialized antenna anechoic laboratory. He also obtains the basic knowledge in the field of electromagnetic compatibility - electromagnetic interference and susceptibility including testing methods and criteria of selecting of antennas for given fixed, mobile, ground and satellite service.
Study targets
The knowledge of basic analysis and design of the individual type of the antennas and antenna arrays.
Course outlines
1.Electromagnetic radiation and radiowave propagation, antennas for communication.
2.Antenna parameters and measurement methods, criteria of selecting antenna for service
3.Criteria of antenna design, transmit, received antennas, reciprocity, complementarity
4.Wire antennas, current distribution, impedance, radiation pattern
5.Antenna array and systems
6.Loop antennas, slot antennas, microstrip and patch antennas
7.Design of antennas using geometric optics, planar and horn antennas
8.Reflector antennas, multireflector antennas, lens antennas, radomes
9.Frequency independent antennas, spiral and helix antennas, log-per antennas
10.Construction technique and technology for antennas for given bands and services
11.Electromagnetic interference, transmission of interferences, electromagnetic coupling
12.Electromagnetic shielding, efficiency, EMI measurement
13.Electromagnetic susceptibility and its testing
14.Measurement of electromagnetic fields, sensitive reception, radiometry, health regulatory
Exercises outlines
1.Calculation of basic antenna parameters
2.Measurement in antenna laboratory - basic process of measurement
3.Measurement in antenna laboratory - method and evaluation
4.Calculation and modeling of radiation of wire antennas
5.Measurement of antenna radiation pattern
6.Measurement of the antenna input impedance
7.Measurement of gain
8.Measurement of the polarization properties of the antennas
9.Calculation and modeling of radiation of horn antenna
10.Calculation and modeling of radiation of reflector antennas
11.Measurement of EMC, interferences and susceptibility testing
12.Calculation and measurement of shielding efficiency
13.Measurement of interferences
14.Evaluation of measurement and projects
1.Johnson, C.R.: Antenna Engineering Handbook. McGraw-Hill, Inc., London,
2.Mott, H.: Antennas for Radar and Communications. John Wiley and Sons,
Inc., New York, 1992
3.Milligan, T.A.: Modern Antenna Design. McGraw-Hill Book Company. London,
4.Balanis,A.,C.: Antenna Theory. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1997
5.Kraus,J.D.: Antennas, McGraw-Hill, 1988
6.Paul,C.R.: Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, John Wiley and
Sons, Inc., New York, 1992
Antennas BE2M17ANT
Credits 6
Semesters Summer
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Student will get strong knowledge about theory of electromagnetic field radiation and basic principles of antenna design.
Methods of analysis are demonstrated on various types of antennas and their arrays.
Seminars are both theoretical (analytical and numerical calculation using MATLAB and EM simulators CST) and practical (measurement of antenna parameters).
Study targets
To physically understand the function of antenna in transmission chain, to know antenna types, parameters and methods of design.
Course outlines
1. Transmission lines used for feeding antennas, antenna as a circuit component, equations for radiation of waves
2. Radiation ofo elementary dipole and loop, zones of radiation, directivity, polarization, antenna parameters.
3. Linear (wire) antennas, current distribution, calculation of impedance and radiation, folded dipole.
4. Antenna symmetrization, monopole antennas, antennas for radio transmission, trawelling-wave antennas.
5. Antenna arrays, broadside and endfire antennas, effect of amplitude and phase, radiation pattern of arrays.
6. Reciprocity and Babinet principle, slot antennas and their arrays, microstrip and wideband antennas.
7. Radiation from apertures, equivalent sources, Huygens source, directivity of aperture antennas.
8. Horn antennas, distribution of amplitude and phase of fields in aperture, polarization properties.
9. Reflector antennas, systems off-set, Cassegrain and Gregorian, effective apperture, calculation of radiation.
10. Feeds for reflector antennas, design for low-noise systems, realization of Huygens source.
11. Lenses and radomes, Maxwell, Fresnel, Luneburg and Rotman lens, zoning.
12. Self and mutual impedances, Poynting theorem, stored energy and quality factor of antennas.
13. Theory of characteristic modes for design and analysis of antennas.
14. Radioamateur antennas, peculiar antennas (fractal)
Exercises outlines
1. Work with decibels, EIRP, matching, Friis equation, equivalent circuit of antenna
2. Calculation of directivity and radiated power
3. Calculation of array of two dipoles, self impedance of antenna
4. Antenna arrays, mutual impedances
5. Numerical modeling in CST
6. Numerical modeling in CST
7. Radiation from apertures
8. Horn antennas, antenna noise
9. Measurement of antennas
10. Measurement of antennas
11. Measurement of antennas
12. Measurement of antennas
13. Check of reports
1. Mazánek, M., Pechač, P., Vokurka, J.: Antény a šíření elektromagnetických vln, skripta ČVUT, Praha, 2007.
2. Kraus, J. D.: Antennas, McGraw-Hill, 1988.
3. Stutzman, W., Thiele, G.: Antenna Theory and Design, Wiley, 2012.
4. Balanis, A. C.: Antenna Theory, Wiley, New York, 1997.
5. Prokop, J., Vokurka, J.: Šíření elektromagnetických vln a antény, SNTL, Praha, 1982.
6. Orfanidis, S.: Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas, online
7. Notaros, B. M.: Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2011.
Good knowledge of electromagnetic field theory (electrodynamics), vector analysis and calculus.
Max. two leaves, in case of measurement seminars student has to perform measurement with other group.
Worked reports on antenna measurements are required.