Dejan Filipovic; Associate Professor
Office ECOT 243; (303) 735 6319
LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nov 1: Practice problems for 2nd mideterm:
Chapter 4: 18, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 35, 43, 47, 62
Chapter 5: 5, 7, 11, 12, 23, 24, 33
Chapter 6: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 28, 29, 30, 35, 43, 68, 71, 73
Aug 30: 9 best scores from in-class tests will count. Students can postpone only one test during the course of semester.
In-class 5 min tests: 8/30; 9/6,27; 10/4,11,25; 11/1,8,15,29
September 13 – CAD Demonstration and Training (By M. Elmansouri)
September 20 – Midterm 1
October 13 - CAD Antenna Project Due
October 18 – AMTA Student Day participation in Denver, CO*
November 1 - Final Project Proposal Due
Week of Nov. 7 - Midterm 2
December 11 - Final Project Report Due
*One question at the 10/25 test will be related to the AMTA talks at which students will sit in
Time 12.30-1:45pm T/Th
Room ECEN 265
Instructor Dejan Filipovic; Associate Professor
Office ECOT 243
(303) 735 6319
Course URL http://ece-www.colorado.edu/~ecen5134/
Office hours Tu 3-4pm and Thu 2.30-3.30pm
Textbook “Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design”, Balanis, Wiley, 2005
“Antenna Engineering Handbook”, 3rd or 4th Edition, McGraw, 1993, or 2007
“Antennas for All Applications”, 3rd Edition, Kraus, McGraw, 2002
"Antenna Theory and Design”, Stutzman, Thiele, Wiley, 1998
“Antenna and EM Modeling with Matlab”, Makarov, Wiley, 2002
Selected articles from following sources:
IET Proceedings Microwave Antennas and Propagation
Description This is a graduate level electromagnetic course with exclusive focus on antenna theory and practice. The class covers different aspects of antenna engineering, including:
Goal To provide a background level necessary for successful research in the area of antenna engineering
Emphasis Underlying antenna physics. Math will be used when necessary, in order to aid physical understanding
1. Introduction to antennas
2. Fundamental parameters of antennas
3. Radiation integral and auxiliary potential functions
4. Linear & loop antennas & propagation issues
5. Arrays: linear, planar, circular; finite, infinite
6. Antenna feeding techniques, baluns
7. Broadband; traveling wave and frequency independent antennas
8. Aperture antennas; equivalence and Babinet’s principles
9. Horn antennas
10. Microstrip antennas and arrays
11. Reflector antennas
12. Other topics (if time allows): antenna miniaturization; modeling techniques; smart antennas; array synthesis, measurements…
Through homework, project and in-class quiz assignments:
In-class quizes 15% -
Midterm 1 20% 27.5%
Midterm 2 20% 27.5%
Antenna Research Projects:
Antenna CAD 15% 15%
Final Project 30% 30%
In Class Quizes: Objective is to learn and understand the theory and concepts discussed in the class. This quizes will take place every Tuesday, starting Aug. 30th, they will be 5min long, and will consist of 2 questions related to the material covered previous week. They will not be required from the CAETE students, however, the weight of the midterms and the respective test will be adjusted for CAETE students accordingly.
Midterms: Midterms will be problem solving with the problems like those in the textbook. 80% of these problems will come from the list I will provide for your preparation a week before the test. Midterms will be 75 min long for regular and 105 min long for CAETE students who will also have theoretical questions to make up for the in-class tests. At least one of these midterms will take place outside the regular class time as a make-up for a lecture that will be missed due to my travel.
Project: Objective is to introduce students to mature computational tools for antenna design as well as to a realistic research problem. Student should develop understanding for the procedure required for successful research and development cycle.
Antenna CAD project: Topics will be assigned by instructor and students will choose between FEKO, xFDTD, or HFSS to complete their project. Idealy, students should use two tools to validate their models. Report will be <=4pg long in double column format as required by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (template can be found at http://www.apsursi2011.org/Papers.asp).
Final project: Topics for the final project will be suggested by a student. Discussion with instructor is recommended. Students are allowed to pair, output of each project will be commensurate to the individual/team composition. One page proposal must be submitted by November 1st. Full project report of 4 pages (same template as above) must be submitted by December 11th. 10-15 min presentations (depending on the number of papers) will take place during the 2.5hours time slot allocated for finals. Power point slides are due midnight the day before. External evaluators from local industry will be invited to participate.
Grading 90-100% A/A-
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR FINAL PROJECT
Final Project Milestones:
November 1th - Project proposal: Chose project topic, explain motivation for specific theme, define project goals and describe work. One page.
December 11th - Submission deadline for project report: Introduce the problem (why would one need your antenna?; historical review with references; brief summary of current trends; summary of what you did on the project); Review state of the art technology in more details with associated challenges; Present your results (if any – simulations and/or measurements); Summary of accomplishments; List of references. Total 4 pages; IEEE APS format.
Date of the Final Exam – 10min in-class presentation and 2-5min for questions; format like at the conference. Submit Power Point slides by midnight day before.
DisabilitiesIf you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs can be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documended disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Center for Community N200, and http://www.colorado.edu/disabilityservices.
If you have a temporary medical condition or injury, see guidelines at http://www.colorado.edu/disabilityservices/go.cgi?select=temporary.html
Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to deal reasonably and fairly with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance. In this class, you will need to let me no later than Sep 1st about this. See fulldetails at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/fac_relig.html
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