ANTENNAS

ANTENNAS

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Code
90316
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides knowledge and skills concerning antennas and 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 electromagnetic radiation and antenna parameters. Linear antennas, aperture antennas, reflector antennas, printed antennas. Antenna Arrays. MIMO systems for multimedia communications. Smart and reconfigurable antennas. Wide band antennas for high–speed internet links. Antenna systems for industrial, civil and biomedical applications. 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

The "Antennas" module provides knowledge and skills concerning antennas, with reference to both their working principles and their use in different applicative fields. The following main topics will be addressed. Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation and antenna parameters. Linear antennas, aperture antennas, reflector antennas, printed antennas. Antenna Arrays. MIMO systems for multimedia communications. Smart and reconfigurable antennas. Wide band antennas for high–speed internet links. Antenna systems for industrial, civil and biomedical applications. The aim is to allow students to understand how to deal with antenna analysis and design.

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation. Antenna radiation parameters. Linear antennas (dipoles, monopoles, etc). Aperture antennas. Reflector antennas. Printed antennas. Antenna Arrays. MIMO, smart and reconfigurable antennas. Link between antennas.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

-) Lecture notes provided by the teacher
-) C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory Analysis and Design. Wiley, 2005.
-) S. J. Orfanidis, Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas, 2016. Available online at www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On appointment.

Exam Board

ANDREA RANDAZZO (President)

GIAN LUIGI GRAGNANI (President)

ALESSANDRO FEDELI

MATTEO PASTORINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

See official schedule.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Students will have to answer questions asked by the commission concerning the topics presented during the course lectures.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/06/2021 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
09/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
23/06/2021 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
02/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
21/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento