Catalog Data 
ECEN 3410 (3).
Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission.
Covers reflected and transmitted plane waves in layered media, Poynting's
theorem of electromagnetic power, twoconductor 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 PiketMay. 
Textbook 
Branislav M. Notaros, Electromagnetics,
1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN13 9780132433846. 
 

Course Objectives 
For students to:
 Establish a baseline knowledge of the basic principles needed to
understand wireless technology.
 Establish a baseline knowledge of the basic principles needed to
understand analog high speed digital design.
 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:
 Electromagnetic wave propagation,
including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with
experts.
 Basic transmission line analysis,
including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with
experts.
 Basic waveguide and resonant cavity analysis,
including enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with
experts.
 Basic antenna theory, including
enough knowledge and vocabulary to discuss the topic with experts.

Student Outcomes Addressed 
3a 
3b 
3c 
3d 
3e 
3f 
3g1 
3g2 
3h 
3i 
3j 
3k 
Math /Sci 
Exper iments 
Design 
Teams 
Engr Problems 
Respon sibility 
Oral 
Written 
Engr Solns Impact 
LL Learning 
Contem porary 
Tools 
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Topics Covered 
 Plane wave propagation, wave reflection (conductor, dielectric,
lossy), normal and oblique incidence transmission at plane
boundaries, wave polarization
 Transmission lines, standing waves, wave equations, transients
and skin effect
 Waveguide and cavity resonators; TE TM TEM lossy
 Antennas; potential functions, Hertzian dipole, monopole,
halfwave dipole, loop antenna, efficiency, Friis equation, Radar
equation, satellite communication
