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Module Code: EEE303
Module Title: Antennas
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To introduce fundamental antenna principles and concepts based on the underlying electromagnetic theory.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate understanding of antenna fundamental concepts such as near and far fields and their distribution, radiation resistance and its calculation, radiation patterns and their relationship to antenna gain and directivity.

B. Use Maxwell's equations to solve problems related to antenna and use specialised software to analyse and design antenna.

C. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electromagnetic propagation in various scenarios and media.

D. Demonstrate their ability to analyse and design simple antenna systems.

E. Apply their theoretical knowledge to design and evaluate simple antenna systems.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials sessions and seminars.
Introduction to antennas:

Module specifications introduction and generic understanding of Maxwell's equations; wave generation, near field and far field.

Basic antenna parameters and characteristics: radiation pattern, beam-width, directivity and gain; effective aperture, antenna temperature, radiation impedance, input impedance, VSWR, return loss, efficiency and bandwidth.

Antenna analysis and design: Analysis of Herz dipole and loop antennas. Effect of current distribution on impedance and radiation patterns. Radiation and reactive fields. Elemental and short dipoles.

Comparison of wire type antennas and aperture type antennas in terms of the analytical methods. Element antenna and antenna array. Array factor and pattern multiplication. Broadside and endfire arrays. Balun and matching techniques.

Examination of some popular antennas: Electrically small antennas; patch antennas; log-periodic and broadband antennas; slot-waveguide antennas; and reflector antennas.

Antenna computer-aided design and measurements.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14     3  0    57  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Formal Exam 85.00
2 Mid-Term Test 15.00

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