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INEL 5605 Antenna Theory and Design

B. Instructor Information Sheet

1. General Information:
Instructor: Rafael Medina Snchez, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Faculty Office OF-332
Office Hours: W 11:00 am -12:00 p.m, F 11:00 -11:30 p. If there is a conflict with my office
hours make an appointment!
E-mail / URL:

2. Course Description:
Course Number: INEL 5605
Course Title: Antenna Theory and Design
Section: 060
Hours: MWF 8:30pm-9:20 pm.
Room: S-204

3. Purpose:
This is a course for students interested in pursuing the Applied Electromagnetic choice

4. Course Goals:

B. Instructor Information Sheet

9. Deadlines for Homework:
Homework is due one week after delivery, at the beginning of the class period (unless
otherwise stated).

10. Student Assistance:

Students with disabilities should identify themselves and talk to the professor to reach any
necessary arrangement.

11. Attendance and Behavior:

Attendance is mandatory.
The only electronic equipment you are allowed to bring to class is your calculator and any
health aid you may need. Cellular phones and pagers are not to be used in class.

12. Instructor Responsibilities:

The instructor will grade exams within two weeks of offering the exam or receiving the
project. The instructor will keep regular office hours and attempt to answer all questions.

13. Course Outline and Schedule:

Chapters from Balanis

After completing the course, the student should be able to describe the radiation mechanisms
and the fundamental antenna principles and parameters and use them to understand
different types of antennas and to analyze antenna systems. The students should also be
able to choose the best type of antenna for different situations and to design antenna
systems given a set of specifications.

Introduction, radiation

5. Requirements:

Radiation integrals and vector


Fundamental parameters

All students are expected to: Do all assigned readings and related homework, Work in teams,
Attend all lectures, Arrive on time, Design, simulate an antenna or antenna array, given the
specifications and Pass all tests to receive credit for the course.

Linear dipoles
Loop antennas
Antenna Arrays and mutual

6. Laboratory/Computer Usage:
At this moment there is no laboratory for this course. But students are required to use existing
antenna design software, such as NEC WIN to simulate and study performance of designs of
antennas. These programs will be used to solve homework problems and for a class design

Broadband antennas and

Impedance matching
Frequency independent

7. Instructional Strategy:
The course will consist of lectures, discussions and problem solving.
Assigned problems are suggested for each topic. Students are responsible for working on
each of those problems in order to prepare for the exam. Periodically, some of the assigned
problems will be collected as homework and graded. Homework will be assigned for each
section covered and it is due the next week.

Assigned problems

1 hr

Ch. 2: 1, 3, 4-9, 14, 16, 26, 29, 30, 33-37, 39, 40,
42-49, 51,52, 54, 60-63, 67-69, 71, 72, 81-86, 8890, 92-95, 98
Ch. 3: 1-5

5 hr
3 hr

Ch. 4: 1, 3, 5, 9, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25-27, 29-34, 3641, 43, 44, 47- 53, 55-57, 59, 63, 68-70
Ch. 5: 2, 3, 5-7, 9-12, 14, 19-21, 23, 24, 27-29,
Ch. 6: 1-3, 5-9, 11-14, 16-18, 21-25, 28, 29, 31,
32, 34, 37, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61,
62, 64, 67-72, 74, 76
Ch. 10: 17-22, 26-29, 31, 32, 34, 36-39

7 hr
4 hr

10 hr
10 hr

Ch 11: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

3 hr

14. Additional References:

C.A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 3rd ed. J Wiley & Sons, New Jersey,
W. L. Stutzman, G. A. Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design, 2nd ed., J Wiley & Sons, New
Jersey, 1998

8. Evaluation/Grade Reporting:
Evaluation will be based on three partial exams (15% Each), Final Exam (20%), homework
problems & participation (15%), and a design project (20%). The design project substitutes
the final exam. Instructions will be given during the semester
The exams dates are: Feb 19, March 18, Apr 22, 2015 during class period
The grading scale is 100-90 A, 89-80 B, 79-70 C, 69-60 D, 59 or less F.

**There might be changes to the above syllabus. In that case, changes will be notified to the
students in class. Students absent or late to class are responsible for knowing any changes
announced in class during their
absence. ****