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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION
INP7080597, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCO SANTAGIUSTINA ING-INF/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP6075820 ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION MARCO SANTAGIUSTINA IN0520

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: After having introduced some fundamental concepts of electromagnetism, the course aims to provide students with specific skills in the design, implementation and experimental characterization of antennas and links based on wireless transmission.
Examination methods: Written and oral exams.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will weigh both the written test results, with resolution of practical exercises and the oral in which it will assessed the degree of understanding about the subject of the student.
Course unit contents: Part I: The propagation.
Maxwell and Helmholtz equations in homogeneous media. Sinusoidal Regime, complex vectors and polarization. Electromagnetic waves and transported power (Poynting vector). The electromagnetic potentials.
Uniform plane waves in homogeneous media (Poynting vector, wave impedance, phase velocity). The conditions of continuity between different media. Reflection and refraction of plane waves on dielectrics and conductors. Ray optics. Outline of radiation protection policies.
A brief introduction to numerical methods for the design of indoor and outdoor wireless coverage. Minimum conditions for the existence and uniqueness of solutions.
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Part II: Antennas.
Antenna parameters: radiation intensity, directivity patterns, directivity, gain, efficiency, effective length in transmission.
Antennas in reception. Effective length in receiving and effective area. Reciprocity and relationships between parameters in transmission and reception. Examples of parameters.
Elementary dipole: far and near fields. Wired antennas (short antennas, half-wave, full-wave dipoles, multi-band and broadband). Antennas with a ground plane (symmetries and image antennas). Equivalent dipole moment of a system of sources.
Antenna circuit theory. Antenna impedance and radiation resistance. The scattering parameters. Adaptating and balancing the antennas.
The diffraction. Aperture and reflector antennas. Patch antennas.
Antenna arrays. Composition factor. Uniform linear arrays. Phased arrays. Smart antennas and MIMO systems.
Physical architecture of wireless links (Friis formula and its variations, noise). Satellite communications and radio links. Radio navigation systems (GPS etc.). Antennas for 3G, 4G, 5G, WI-FI and WIMAX.
Laboratory of antennas (antenna design with CST during lesson time and experimental characterization in overtime; educational visit to an anechoic chamber)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons. Five computer lab lessons for the design of antennas. Characterization of the hardware laboratory antennas and visit to the anechoic chamber of Udine.
Additional notes about suggested reading: See textbooks. Course notes and exercises with online solution also available.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • W. Stutzman, Antenna Theory and design. --: Wiley & Sons, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C.G. Someda, Electromagnetic waves. --: Chapman & Hall, --. Cerca nel catalogo