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University of Puerto Rico

Mayagez Campus
College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. in Electrical Engineering

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Course Syllabus
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General Information:
Alpha-numeric codification: INEL 5605
Course Title: Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design I
Number of credits: 3 Contact Period: 3 lecture hours per week

2.

Course Description:

English: Study of basic antenna theory and fundamental antenna principles and parameters.
Analysis and design of wire antennas and antenna arrays. Analysis and design of broadband
wire antennas and impedance matching techniques.
Spanish: Estudio de la teora bsica de antenas y de los principios y parmetros
fundamentales de antenas. Anlisis y diseo de antenas de alambre y arreglos de antenas.
Anlisis y diseo de antenas de alambre de banda ancha y tcnicas de pareo de impedancia.

3. Pre/Co-requisites and other requirements:


INEL 4152
4. Course Objectives:

5.

After completing the course, the student should be able to describe the radiation
mechanisms and the fundamental antenna principles and parameters and use them to
understand different types of antennas and to analyze antenna systems. The students
should also be able to design wire antenna systems and arrays given a set of
specifications.

Instructional Strategies:
conference

computation

laboratory

seminar with formal presentation

seminar without formal presentation

art workshop

thesis

research

6.

discussion
practice

trip

special problems

workshop

tutoring

Minimum or Required Resources Available:


Course time frame and thematic outline
Outline
Introduction, radiation mechanisms
Antenna fundamental parameters
Radiation integrals and vector potentials
Linear dipoles
Loop antennas
Antenna arrays and mutual impedance
Impedance matching
Broadband antennas
Frequency independent antennas
Exams

Total hours: (equivalent to contact period)

Percent
45%
20%

Dates
Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22

20%
15%
100%

J.L. Volakis (editor); Antenna Engineering Handbook, 4th ed. Mc Graw Hill, N.Y. 2007
W.L. Stutzman, G.A. Thiele; Antenna Theory and Design, 2nd ed. J. Wiley and Sons, MA.
1997

11. According to Law 51


Students will identify themselves with the Institution and the instructor of the course
for purposes of assessment (exams) accommodations. For more information please
call the Student with Disabilities Office which is part of the Dean of Students office
(Chemistry Building, room 019) at (787)265-3862 or (787)832-4040 extensions
3250 or 3258.
12. Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5
Math
Basic Science
General
Engineering Topic

13. Course Outcomes


Outcome

other, please specify:

C.A. Balanis, Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design. 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, NY, 2005.
Computer with wire antenna simulation software.

7.

Grading System
Quantifiable (letters)
Not Quantifiable
9. Evaluation Strategies
Quantity
Exams
3
Final Exam
1
Short Quizzes
Oral Reports
Monographies
Portfolio
Projects
Journals
Other, specify:
Homework, Participation
TOTAL:
10. Bibliography:

Contact Hours
3
3
3
6
5
7
3
8
4
3

45

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Apply vectorial algebra and calculus with Maxwells equations


to calculate the fields radiated from an antenna
Explain how an antenna radiates
Compute electromagnetic fields radiated by an antenna
Design a network to match the antenna impedance to a
transmission line
Select the appropriate antenna configuration according to the
application specifications
Calculate antenna fundamental parameters
Design different types of wire antennas and antenna arrays to
comply with given requirements
Design wire antennas and antenna arrays using computer
simulation tools
Properly model wire antennas using simulation tools

Map to Program
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