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Microwave Antennas

Course Code: EC-742 Course Title : Microwave Antennas Credit Hours: 3 Instructor Office Email : Associate Prof. Dr. Hussein Hamed Ghouz : A308 : hussein.ghouz@aast.edu husseinghouz@yahoo.com

Course Description: (a) Fundamentals of antenna and planar transmission lines - Uniform/Nonuniform feed Linear/Planar array antennas - Uniform/Non-uniform illuminated aperture antennas - Horn antennas - Reflector Antennas Microstrip antennas - Wideband antennas - Antenna synthesis Approach (b) Student seminar: Mobile Handset Antennas Mobile Base Station Antennas Planar UWB Antennas Planar Filtennas Flexible Antennas Planar Rectennas MIMO Antennas Reconfigurable Planar Antennas (c) Student project: Design, Simulation and Implementation of the following filtennas using MW simulator tool (CST_Studio): - Stripline Filtennas - Printed MS Monopole Antennas - Printed CPW Monopole Antennas - MS multi-port Antennas

Course Objectives:
1. After completion of this course, the student should be able to analyze and design the following antenna types: Aperture Antennas (Horn-Reflector-Slot) Planar Antennas (MS-CPW-SL) Array antennas (Linear/Planner) Ultra Wideband Antennas Mobile handset and Base station Antennas Planar Filtennas Multi-port Antennas and MIMO Antennas Planar Rectennas Flexible Antennas 2. Using antenna synthesis methods, the student can design an arbitrary antenna configuration having the required characteristic

EC742 Course Detailed

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Topics
1. Array Antennas: Ch. 6
Uniform feed Linear/Planner Array Antennas Non-Uniform feed Linear/Planar Array (Binomial/Dolph-Tschebyscheff) Antennas

2. Aperture Antennas Uniform/non-uniform illuminated:


Rectangular and Circular Apertures Ch.12 Horn Antennas Ch.13 Microstrip Antennas Ch.14 Reflector Antennas Ch.15

3. Wideband Antennas: Ch.10


Traveling wave antennas (Long Wires) Broadband antennas (Helical ) Biconical antennas

4. Antenna Synthesis Ch.7


Schelkunoff method Beam Shaping FT

Background:
Basics of engineering mathematic Basics of Electromagnetic Basics of antenna Basics of transmission line

Main Reference
[1] Constantine A. Balanis, "Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design", John Wiley & Sons Int., 3rd Edition, 2005

Additional References
[2] Ben Allen and el., "Ultra-Wideband Antennas and Propagation for Communications, Radar and Imaging", John Wiley & Sons Int., 2007 [3] Zhi Ning Chen and Kwai-Man Luk, "Antennas for Base Stations in Wireless Communications", McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009 [4] Zhi Ning Chen, "Antennas for Portable Devices", John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, May.2007

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EC742 Course Detailed

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Plane
Week No.
March,2

Topics Per Week Planar Transmission Lines and Antennas Fundamentals Linear/Planar Array Antennas Uniform Feed Linear/Planar Array Antennas Non-Uniform Feed Aperture Antennas Uniform/Non-Uniform illuminated Rectangular and Circular Microstrip Antennas Horn Antennas

Task Due Date

W1
March 9 - 30

Assignment #1 (W-6)

W 2 -5
April 6 13

W 6-7
April 13 20

Assignment #2 (W-8)

W 7-8
April 27

Midterm Exam

W9
May 4

Assignment #3 (W-9)

Reflector Antennas Wideband Antennas Antenna Synthesis Assignment #4 (W-13)

W 10
May 17

W 11
May 18

W12
May 25

Take Home Exam Take Home Exam (W-14) Project (W-15)

W 13
June 1-8
W 14-15 June 15

Seminars/W-14/15

Final Exam

W 16

Final Grade By W-17

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EC742 Course Detailed

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Project (submitted in W. # 15) Design and Implementation of Stripline Filtenna / Printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna Project Objectives
1. Understand the concept of Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna 2. Application of Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna 3. To learn how to simulate Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna using Microwave simulator (CST_Studio) 4. To get experience of how to implement Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna using planner circuit technique (Thin Film)

Project Group
Student Number per one project: one student

Project Task
1. Select a current published Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna configuration (only 2013-2014) 2. Using the Circuit simulator to compute the S-parameters, VSWR, radiation efficiency, Gain, and the radiation pattern of the selected Filtenna/Antenna 3. Implement the Filtenna/Antenna on FR-4 substrate (or other) 4. Measurement the S-parameters and VSWR of the Filtenna/Antenna

Project Report
1. Introduction 2. A good summary of the selected Stripline Filtenna / printed MS/CPW Monopole Antenna / MS Multi-Port Antenna 3. Simulation and implantation of the selected Filtenna / Antenna 4. Discussion on the simulated and the measured results

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EC742 Course Detailed

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Seminar (Power Point presented in W. # 14 & W. #15)


Mobile Handset Antennas Mobile Base Station Antennas Planar UWB Antennas Planar Filtennas Flexible Antennas Planar Rectennas MIMO Planar Antennas Reconfigurable Planar Antennas

Seminar Objectives 1. Understand the concept of different planar antennas/filtennas/rectennas /reconfigurable antennas /MIMO antennas configurations 2. To be acquainted with the different planar antennas / filtennas / rectennas / reconfigurable antennas / MIMO antennas applications and specifications Seminar Group Student Number per each group: Two students

Grading Policy Activities Midterm exam (2-Questions each one 10-Mark) Take home exam (2-Questions each one 10-Mark) Assignments (4-Assignmets 10-Mark for each) Attendance Seminar (power point presentation) Project (Simulation 5%, Implementation and Report 5%) Final exam (Comprehensive) (4-Questions each one 5-Mark)

Grade

20 % 20 % 10 % 10% 10% 10 % 20 %

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