Checking date: 07/06/2021

Course: 2022/2023

Wireless propagation and transmission
Study: Bachelor in Mobile and Space Communications Engineering (217)

Coordinating teacher: RAJO IGLESIAS, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Electromagnetic Fields High Frequency Technologies
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. Specific 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: Horn antennas. Reflector 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) REQUIREMENT: 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). BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY: ¿ 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 ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY: ¿ Collin, R.E.: Antennas and Radiowave Propagation. McGraw-Hill, 1985. ¿ R.S. Elliot: Antenna Theory and Design: re
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1) Fundamentals of radiation: antenna parameters. 2) Wire antennas: dipoles and monopoles. 3) Antenna arrays: analysis and synthesis. 4) Aperture antennas. Reflector antennas.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will consist of three parts: Lectures on the main theoretical topics: the main theoretical topics of the course will be presented in these classes. Both the blackboard and computer presentations will be used. The students can have a text book and a set of slides covering all the topics in the course. This set of slides will be available from the beginning of the course. (PO a y c). Lectures on practical exercises. The students group will be divided in smaller groups with less than forty students. The students can have a problems book with many problems covering the topics of the course.(PO c y e) Practical work in the laboratory. Two kinds of practical work will be developed. Common sessions for all the students that will be divided in groups of 20 students. In the common session a final quiz will have to be filled by the students. (PO b y k)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Balanis, C.. Antenna theory : analysis and design , 3rd Edition. John Wiley & Sons. 2005
  • Collin, R.E.. Antennas and radiowave propagation . McGraw-Hill. 1985
  • Kraus, J. D. . Antennas : for all applications . McGraw-Hill. 2002
  • Stutzman, W.L.. Antenna theory and design . John Wiley & Sons. 1998
Additional Bibliography
  • Chen, Z.N.. Antennas for portable devices . John Wiley & Sons. 2007
  • James, J.R. & Hall, P.. Handbook of microstrip antennas . Peter Peregrinus. 1989
  • Kildal, P.S.. Foundations of antennas : a unified approach . Studentlitteratur. 2000
  • Schelkunoff, S.A.. Antennas : theory and practice . Chapman & Hall. 1952
  • Volakis, J.L.. Antenna engineering handbook . McGraw-Hill. 2007

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