Antennas and Propagation

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon knowledge of Electro-magnetics, and Antennas and their connection to stochastic radio channels. Moreover the module builds on knowledge obtained during the modules Wireless PHY/MAC Fundamentals (1st semester) and Wireless System Performance (2nd semester) or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Antennas
  • Basic antennas
  • Requirements for antennas in a scattering radio environment
  • Multi-antenna/ correlation analysis
  • Antenna measurement principles
  • Near field (antenna design)
  • Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method
  • Method of Moments
  • Far field (propagation)
  • Ray tracing
  • Phase screen methods and diffraction
  • Propagation scattering modeling for multiple antenna systems

Skills

  • Identify connection between antenna system and radio channel behavior
  • Assess performance of antenna elements and antenna systems
  • Select appropriate Electro-magnetic near and far field Simulation methodology for realistic antenna and propagation settings

Competences

  • Apply antenna(system) and propagation conditions in new/real-world constellations for analyzing wireless communication system impact and performance optimization
  • Evaluate limits of the methods and theories as applied to more general problems

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examAntennas and Propagation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleAntenner og udbredelse
Module codeESNWCSK3K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design