Instructor: Professor Mona Jarrahi
Introduction to radio and optical wave propagation, antennas and communications systems. Introduction to theory and applications of electromagnetic waves. Lay foundation for advanced EM, Optics, RF and Microwave courses.
Radio wave propagation and antenna analysis through electromagnetic simulation packages such as HFSS. Fabrication and experimental characterization of designed antennas.
Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Umberto Ravaioli, and Michielssen, Eric. Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics (6th Edition). 6 ed. Alexandria, VA: Prentice Hall, 2010.
Chapter 7: Plane Electromagnetic Waves
Solution of the wave equation, plane waves in lossless and lossy media, polarization of waves and Poincare sphere, phase and group velocities, Poynting vector for elliptically polarized waves.
Chapter 8: Wave reflection and Transmission
Wave reflection and transmission at normal incidence, Snell's laws, Fiber Optics, Wave reflection and transmission at oblique incidence, waveguides.
Chapter 9: Radiation and Antennas
Basic antenna parameters, Half-wave dipole, Effective area of a receiving antenna, Friis transmission formula, antenna arrays.
Chapter 10: Satellite Communication Systems and Radar Sensors
Satellite communication systems, satellite transponders, communication links and power budget, Radar sensors, doppler radar, monopulse radar.