PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND GOALS
Through this course, the student will learn the basic concepts on antenna engineering. In order to achieve this goal, the student will obtain a knowledge based on a set of skills.
In terms of knowledge, the student will learn:
Knowledge of nowadays telecommunication antennas such as mobile telecommunication antennas, broadcast antennas, etc.
The basis of the radiation and radiowave propagation concepts. Knowledge of the following concepts: directivity, gain, radiation pattern and polarization concepts.
The radiation integral and the Fourier Transform applied to antennas.
Analysis of antenna arrays: linear and planar arrays in regular lattices.
Analysis of aperture antennas and horn antennas. Reflector antennas.
Introduction to radiowave propagation: attention will be paid to propagation conditions in radiolinks.
In terms of the skills, we can classify them into specific skills and generic skills.
Basic concepts of radiation and radiation parameters.
Analysis and design of linear antennas: dipoles, loops and monopoles.
Analysis of antenna arrays.
Analysis and design of aperture antennas:
In terms of the generic skills, during the course the student will achieve:
¿ Overview of telecommunication systems by analysing and understanding the essential role of the antennas as the last stage of the transmitting or receiving RF-front-end. The student will achieve the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and physics to design different kinds of antennas. (PO a)
¿ In addition he/she will be able to identify the antennas needed to develop a specific front-end by conducting (software packages such as CST or ADS) and discussing the corresponding results. (PO b, c, e and k)
¿ Ability to work in group and effectively communicate the results of the realized experiments by explaining in speech the results of the experiments. (PO g, k)
¿ Assumption by the student of the necessity continuous learning and knowledge of the contemporary issues. (PO a, c, j, k)
Knowledge similar to that given in the following subjects of this course are assumed: Electromagnetic fields (3rd course, 1st four-month period) and High frequency techniques (3rd course, 2nd four-month period).
¿ D. Segovia and L.E. García, notes of the course
¿ C. A. Balanis: Antenna Theory Analysis and Design. 2nd or 3rd Edition Wiley
¿ Cardama, Jofre, Romeu, Rius, Blanch: Antenas. Ediciones UPC
¿ Kraus, J.D.: Antennas. McGraw-Hill, 1988.
¿ W. Stutzman: Antenna Theory and Design. Wiley
¿ Collin, R.E.: Antennas and Radiowave Propagation. McGraw-Hill, 1985.
¿ R.S. Elliot: Antenna Theory and Design: re