16.506 Antenna Theory and Design

Antenna Theory and Design

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3262
Status Active

An introduction to properties of individual antennas and arrays of antennas. Retarded potentials, dipoles of arbitrary length, radiation pattern, gain, directivity, radiation resistance. The loop antenna. Effects of the earth. Reciprocity, receiving antennas, effective length and area. Moment methods. Arrays: collinear, broadside, endfire. Array synthesis. Mutual coupling. Log-periodic and Yagi arrays. Radiation from apertures: the waveguide horn antenna, parabolic dish. Antenna noise temperature. Numerical software packages. A design project is required in the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 16.461 Emag Theory II.