ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION

ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION

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Code
90317
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING (LM-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module provides knowledge and skills concerning guided electromagnetic propagation, with reference to both their working principles and their use in different applicative fields. The following main topics will be addressed. Fundamentals of guided propagation. Longitudinal-transverse decompositions of Maxwell's equations, TEM, TE, TM modes, rectangular waveguides, higher TE and TM modes, operating bandwidth, power transfer an attenuation, group velocity in waveguides, reflection model of waveguide propagation, dielectric slab guides. Oblique incidence and Snel's laws, Zenneck surface wave, surface plasmons. Plasmonic waveguides, plasmonic and oscillatory modes, MDM and DMD configurations. RFID technology, active and passive RFID tags, plasmonic RFID.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire  skills to face simple electromagnetic problems in accordance with the syllabus

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Maxwell's Equations

Review of Maxwell's equations, Poynting's theorem, simple models of dielectrics, conductors, and plasmas.

Uniform Plane Waves

Uniform plane waves in lossless media, monochromatic waves, wave impedance, polarization, waves in lossy media, propagation in good conductors, complex waves.

Reflection and Transmission

Reflection and transmission at normal incidence, propagation and matching matrices,  single and double dielectric slabs, reflectionless slab,  multilayer structures: multiple dielectric slabs at normal incidence.

Oblique Incidence

Oblique incidence and Snel's laws, transverse impedance, propagation and matching of transverse fields, Fresnel reflection coefficients, total internal reflection, Brewster angle, complex waves, lossy media, Zenneck surface wave, surface plasmons, multilayer dielectric structures at oblique incidence.

Waveguides

Longitudinal-transverse decompositions of Maxwell's equations, power transfer and attenuation in guiding systems, TEM, TE, TM modes, rectangular waveguides, higher TE and TM modes, operating bandwidth, power transfer, energy density, and group velocity in waveguides, power attenuation, reflection model of waveguide propagation, dielectric slab guides.

Transmission Lines

General properties of TEM transmission lines,  coaxial lines, distributed circuit model of a transmission line, wave impedance and reflection response, terminated lines, power transfer from generator to load, open- and short-circuited lines.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Orfanidis, S.J. (2013) Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas. Rutgers University.
http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment

Exam Board

ANDREA RANDAZZO (President)

GIAN LUIGI GRAGNANI (President)

ALESSANDRO FEDELI

MATTEO PASTORINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

in accordance with the defined timetable

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

Answer questions about theory and solve simple exercises