Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation
Module Title - Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation
Number of credits – 20
The aims of this course are to:
- Review the mathematical techniques on which electromagnetics rely
- Make students aware of analytical methods
- Make students aware of computer aided design
- Give insights on the operating principles of a number of electromagnetic components
- Understand the basic principles of antenna operation, analysis & design
- Understand the physics of radiowave propagation at a number of frequency bands and
By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Solve problems using special functions, partial differential equations, and vector calculus using analytical and numerical techniques.
- Choose suitable electromagnetic based tools for the analysis of components.
- Use electromagnetic CAD tools.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles behind electromagnetic analysis.
- Describe the operation of and perform design calculations on selected electromagnetic systems.
- Describe the operation of antennas in terms of fundamental parameters
- Analyse the radiated fields from linear antennas and simple apertures with a prescribed aperture field distribution
- Calculate a variety of antenna parameters
- Perform reliably antenna measurements in order to characterise antenna performance
- Model and select relevant physical propagation mechanisms for particular frequency bands and propagation environments
- Perform simple path loss calculations
Teaching and assessment:
- Semester 2
- A written, unseen examination of 1.5 hours, answering 2 questions from 4 (40%)
- two assignments (30% each)