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ECEN 3410 - Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission


Catalog Data ECEN 3410 (3). Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission. Covers reflected and transmitted plane waves in layered media, Poynting's theorem of electromagnetic power, two-conductor transmission line theory and practice, Smith chart usage and impedance matching, and elements of antenna theory.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Selected elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves.
Restricted to juniors/seniors.
Corequisite(s) none.
Instructor(s) Dejan Filipovic, Rafael Piestun, Melinda Piket-May.
Textbook Branislav M. Notaros, Electromagnetics, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN-13 978-0-13-243384-6.
  
Course Objectives For students to:
  1. Establish a baseline knowledge of the basic principles needed to understand wireless technology.
  2. Establish a baseline knowledge of the basic principles needed to understand analog high speed digital design.
  3. Prepare for more advanced electromagnetic courses covering topics such as transmission lines, waveguides, antenna propagation and computational electromagnetics.
Learning Outcomes After taking this course students will be able to recognize and use the following concepts, ideas, and/or tools:
  1. Electromagnetic wave propagation, including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with experts.
  2. Basic transmission line analysis, including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with experts.
  3. Basic waveguide and resonant cavity analysis, including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with experts.
  4. Basic antenna theory, including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with experts.
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Topics Covered
  1. Plane wave propagation, wave reflection (conductor, dielectric, lossy), normal and oblique incidence transmission at plane boundaries, wave polarization
  2. Transmission lines, standing waves, wave equations, transients and skin effect
  3. Waveguide and cavity resonators; TE TM TEM lossy
  4. Antennas; potential functions, Hertzian dipole, monopole, halfwave dipole, loop antenna, efficiency, Friis equation, Radar equation, satellite communication

Last revised: 05-14-11, PM, ARP.