Fall 2015

Antenna Systems
Antenna Systems

Dr. Jenshan Lin, (When sending emails, add [EEL4461] or [EEL5462] as a prefix to the subject line.)
NEB 559

Class Time and Room

T 7 (1:55-2:45pm) R 7-8 (1:55-3:50pm) @MCCA 3194 (McCarty Hall A)

Office Hours

T 8 (3:00-3:50pm), W 11:00am-12:00n, R 9 (4:05-4:55pm) @ NEB 559 (my office)
Teaching Assistant
Class Website
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Required: Balanis, Antenna Theory - Analysis and Design, 3rd ed. 2005
EEL3472 Electromagnetic Fields and Applications 1
The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of antenna and to apply them to the design and analysis of antenna systems. Students will learn how to characterize antennas and how to use antennas. Different types of antennas and their applications will be introduced, with focus on linear wire antennas, loop antennas, microstrip patch antennas, antenna arrays, and the design considerations of using antennas in wireless communication systems.
Introduction; Fundamental principles of antenna
Introduction of different types of antennas and their applications
Antenna radiation pattern, power density, and intensity
Antenna beamwidth, directivity, efficiency, gain
Antenna polarization, input impedance, effective aperture
Friis transmission equation and radar range equation
Far-field radiation
RF propagation, ground effect, weather effect, RF safety
Dipole antennas
Loop antennas
Microstrip patch antennas
Antenna arrays and feed network
Antennas and wireless communication systems
Practical antenna design using EDA tool

Homework (6 or 7 assignments): 20% (Online submissions. Late submissions will not receive grades.)
Exam #1: 20%

Exam #2: 20%
Final Project and Presentation: 30% (report 20%, presentation 10%)  
Class Participation: 10% (active participation by asking questions and answering questions)
Exam makeups can only be scheduled before the exam
with appropriate justifications and supporting documents.

Standard UF grading policy for assigning grade points will be used:
Grading scale (numerical grade to letter grade conversion) depends on average and may be different between EEL4461 and EEL5462.
Academic Honesty
Follow UF Student Conduct & Honor Code:
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.
Attendance and Classroom Rules
Attendance is required since I use blackboard a lot and you need to take notes. Active class participation also accounts for 10% of the grade.
Personal computers and mobile devices can be used for taking notes
and working on in-class assignments only. Texting and other non-classroom activities are not allowed.

Updated 8/24/2015