Antenna Engineering - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau
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|subject properties subject number 5841 - common information|
|department||Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology|
|ID of group||2113 (RF and Microwave Research Group)|
|subject leader||Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein|
|previous knowledge and experience|
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, advanced knowledge of electromagnetic waves / microwave engineering.
The students get an overview on the basics, applications, and trends in Kompetenzen the field of antenna engineering and its relation to communications and signal processing. The students get insight into theoretical foundations of antennas. They understand, describe, and apply antennas as wave transformers, microwave systems (including feed and beam forming networks), and systems for spatial signal processing. The students discuss and evaluate different types of elementary radiators, means to control and measure the radiation patterns, and approaches to employ antenna systems for signal processing (e.g., for MIMO applications). In the tutorials, selected examples are treated in detail.
The students will also have the opportunity to visit the anechoic chamber and perform, to some extent, own measurements.
1. Mobile communications from an antenna’s perspective: Propagation issues, air interface
2. Fundamentals of antenna engineering: Electrodynamic foundations, basic radiating elements, examples of practical radiating elements
3. Antenna arrays: Foundations of linear arrays, beam forming, spatial signal processing
4. Practical aspects of antenna engineering: Packaging and protection, design and numerical simulation, antenna measurements
|media of instruction|
Development of contents using blackboard, supplementary illustrations using overhead transparencies (available in electronic form), electronic animations (where appropriate); problem solving for in-depth learning
|literature / references|
S. Drabowitch, A. Papiernik, H.Griffiths, J. Encinas, B. L. Smith. Modern antennas. Chapman & Hill, 1998.
C.A. Balanis. Antenna theory: analysis and design.Wiley, 1997.
J.D. Kraus und R.J. Marhefka. Antennas for all applications. McGraw-Hill, 2002.
|evaluation of teaching|
SS 2015 (Fach)
SS 2017 (Fach)
|Details in major Master Communications and Signal Processing 2008, Master Communications and Signal Processing 2013|
|subject name||Antenna Engineering|
|on-campus program (h)||34|
|exam||oral examination performance, 30 minutes|
|details of the certificate|
|Signup details for alternative examinations|
SS 2015 (Fach)
SS 2017 (Fach)
|maximum number of participants|