Antennas and Propagation

2019/2020

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

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.

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
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design