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LESSON PLAN
Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Unit : I

Branch : EC

Semester :VI

LP EC2353
LP Rev. No: 03
Date: 31/12/2013
Page 01 of 06

UNIT I ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND ANTENNA FUNDAMENTALS

Syllabus:
Review of electromagnetic theory: Vector potential, Solution of wave equation, retarded case,
Hertizian dipole. Antenna characteristics: Radiation pattern, Beam solid angle, Directivity,
Gain, Input impedance, Polarization, Bandwidth, Reciprocity, Equivalence of Radiation
patterns, Equivalence of Impedances, Effective aperture, Vector effective length, Antenna
temperature.
Objective: To study the concepts of Antenna Characteristics and review of electromagnetic
theory.
Session
No.

Topics to be covered

1.

Introduction.

2.

Review of electromagnetic theory,


potential,

3.

Solution of wave equation, retarded case,


Hertizian dipole

4.
5.
6

Vector

Antenna Characteristics: Radiation pattern,


Beam solid angle, Directivity, Gain
Input impedance, Polarization: Linear
Polarization, Circular Polarization, Elliptical
Polarization

Time

Ref. With
P. No

Teaching
Method

50m

1(1-4)

BB

50m

1(4-8)

BB

50m

1(9-18)

BB

50m

1(19-30)

BB

50m

1(31-49)

BB
BB

50m
1(49-59)

BB

1(59-65)

BB

7.

Bandwidth, Reciprocity

50m

8.

50m

9.

Equivalence
of
Radiation
patterns,
Equivalence of Impedances, Equivalence of
Impedances, Effective aperture

50m

1(66-73)

BB

10.

Vector effective length, Antenna temperature.

50m

1(73-84)

BB

11.

PROBLEMS

50m

--

BB

BB

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LESSON PLAN
Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Unit : II

Branch : EC

Semester :VI

LP EC2353
LP Rev. No: 03
Date: 31/12/2013
Page 02 of 06

UNIT II WIRE ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA ARRAYS

Syllabus:
Wire antennas: Short dipole, Radiation resistance and Directivity, Half wave Dipole,
Monopole, Small loop antennas. Antenna Arrays: Linear Array and Pattern Multiplication,
Two-element Array, Uniform Array, Polynomial representation, Array with non-uniform
Excitation-Binomial Array
Objective: To study about Wire antennas, Loop antennas and antenna arrays.

Session
No.

Topics to be covered

Time

Ref. With
P. No

Teaching
Method

12.

Introduction to Wire antennas, Loop antennas


and Antenna Arrays.

50m

1(94,195)

BB

13.

Short dipole,
Directivity

50m

1(94-105)

BB

14.

Half-wave dipole antenna and Monopole


antenna.

50m

1(106-116)

BB

15.

Loop antenna:-Radiation from small loop and its


radiation resistance

50m

1(117-127)

BB

16.

Antenna arrays:-Definition, Various forms of


antenna array Expression for electric field from
two arrays

50m

1(195-196)

BB

50m

1(199-212)

BB

50m

1(212-226)

BB

50m

1(227-240)

PPT

50m

--

BB

Radiation

resistance

and

20.

Linear Array and Pattern Multiplication, Twoelement Array


Uniform Array, Polynomial representation
Array with non-uniform Excitation-Binomial
Array-Use of method of images for antennas
above ground.
PROBLEMS

21.

TUTORIAL

17.
18.
19.

50m

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LESSON PLAN
Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Unit : III

Branch : EC

Semester :VI

LP EC2353
LP Rev. No: 03
Date: 31/12/2013
Page 03 of 06

UNIT III APERTURE ANTENNAS

Syllabus:
Aperture Antennas: Magnetic Current and its fields, Uniqueness theorem, Field equivalence
principle, Duality principle, Method of Images, Pattern properties, Slot antenna, Horn
Antenna, Pyramidal Horn Antenna, Reflector Antenna-Flat reflector, Corner Reflector,
Common curved reflector shapes, Lens Antenna.
Objective: To study Aperture Antennas, slot antenna, horn antenna and Lens antenna.
Session
No.

Topics to be covered

Time

Ref. With
P. No

Teaching
Method

22.

Introduction to Aperture Antennas, Slot


antenna

50m

1(129,158)

BB

23.

Magnetic Current and its fields

50m

1(130-133)

BB

24.

Uniqueness
principle

50m

1(133-135)

BB

25.

Duality principle, Method of Images,

50m

1(135-138)

BB

26.

Slot antenna, Horn Antenna, sectoral horn


Pyramidal Horn Antenna

50m

1(158-164)

BB

27.

Reflector Antenna-Flat reflector, Feeding


methods.

50m

1(165-168)

PPT

28.

Corner Reflector, Common curved reflector


shapes

50m

1(172-193)

BB

29.

Lens Antennaequivalent.

50m

6(191198),4(194)

BB

30.

TUTORIAL

50m

CAT-I

180m

theorem

,Field

optical

equivalence

principle,

lens

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LESSON PLAN
Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Unit : IV

UNIT IV

Branch : EC

Semester :VI

SPECIAL ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA MEASUREMENTS

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LP Rev. No: 03
Date: 31/12/2013
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Syllabus:
Special Antennas: Long wire, V and Rhombic Antenna, Yagi-Uda Antenna, Turnstile
Antenna, Helical Antenna- Axial mode helix, Normal mode helix, Biconical Antenna, Log
periodic Dipole Array, Spiral Antenna, Microstrip Patch Antennas. Antenna Measurements:
Radiation Pattern measurement, Gain and Directivity Measurements, Anechoic Chamber
measurement
Objective: To learn special antennas such as rhombic antenna, yagi antenna, microstrip
antennas and antenna measurements.

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Session
No.

Topics to be covered

31.

Introduction to Special Antennas,


Antenna Measurements

32.

Monopole and Dipole Antennas

33.

Time

Ref. With
P. No

Teaching
Method

50m

1(242,303)

PPT

Long wire, V and Rhombic Antenna

50m
50m

1(243-250)
1(251-260)

BB
BB

34.

Yagi-Uda Antenna, Turnstile Antenna

50m

1(262-276)

BB

35.

Helical Antenna- Axial mode helix,


Normal mode helix

50m

1(277-283)

BB

36.

Biconical Antenna,
Dipole Array

50m

1(283-294)

BB

37.

Spiral Antenna, Microstrip Patch


Antennas

50m

1(295-302)

BB

38.

Radiation Pattern measurement

50m

1(303-318)

BB

39.

Gain and Directivity Measurements,


polarization

50m

1(319-329)

BB

40.

Anechoic Chamber measurement

50m

7(Refer
web)

PPT

41.
42.

TUTORIAL
PROBLEMS
CAT-II

50m
50m
180m

BB
BB
-

Log periodic

LESSON PLAN
Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Unit : V

Branch : EC

Semester :VI

LP EC2353
LP Rev. No: 03
Date: 31/12/2013
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UNIT V RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION

Syllabus:
Calculation of Great Circle Distance between any two points on earth, Ground Wave
Propagation, Free-space Propagation, Ground Reflection, Surface waves, Diffraction, Wave
propagation in complex Environments, Tropospheric Propagation, Tropospheric Scatter.
Ionospheric propagation: Structure of ionosphere, Sky waves, skip distance, Virtual height,
Critical frequency, MUF, Electrical properties of ionosphere, Effects of earths magnetic
fields, Faraday rotation, Whistlers

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Objective: To study radio wave propagation.
Session
No.

Topics to be covered

Time

Ref. With
P. No

Teaching
Method

43.

Introduction to Radio Wave Propagation

50m

1(330-332)

BB

44.

Calculation of Great Circle


between any two points on earth

50m

2(628)

BB

45.

Ground Wave
Propagation

50m

1(332-334)

BB

46.

Ground Reflection, Surface waves

50m

1(334-341)

BB

47.

Diffraction, Wave propagation in complex


Environments

50m

1(341-348)

BB

48.

Tropospheric
Scatter

50m

1(348-363)

BB

49.

Ionospheric
ionosphere

50m

1(364-372)

BB

50.

Sky waves, skip distance, Virtual height

50m

1(372-377)

BB

51.

Critical
frequency,
MUF,
properties of Ionosphere,

50m

2(674-680)

BB

52.

Effects of earths magnetic fields, Faraday


rotation, Whistlers

50m

1(378-380)

BB

Propagation,

Propagation,
propagation:

Distance
Free-space

Tropospheric
Structure

of

Electrical

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Sub Code & Name: EC2353 ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION


Branch : EC

Semester :VI

Course Delivery Plan:


Week

I II I II I II I II I II

UNIT 1 1 1 1 1

TEST

T1

10

11

12

13

I II

I II

I II

I II

I II

I II

I II

I II

1
2
2 2 2 2
3 3 3
2
3
-

T2

3 4 4 4 4
C
A T
T 3
I

5 5 5 5 5

C
A
T
II

T
4

T5

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Note: T1,,T5: Weekly Test ; CAT: Continuous Assessment Test
TEXT BOOKS
1. A.R.Harish, M.Sachidanada, Antennas and Wave propagation, Oxford University
Press, 2007.
2. E.C.Jordan and Balmain, Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems, Pearson
Education / PHI, 2006.
REFERENCES
3. John D.Kraus, Ronald J Marhefka and Ahmad S Khan, Antennas for all
Applications, Tata McGraw-Hill Book Company, 3 ed, 2007.
4. G.S.N.Raju, Antenna Wave Propagation, Pearson Education, 2004.
5. Constantine A. Balanis, Antenna Theory Analysis and Desin, John Wiley, 2 nd Edition,
2007.
6. R.E.Collins, Antenna and Radiowave propagation,
7. W.L Stutzman and G.A. Thiele, Antenna analysis and design, John Wiley, 2000.
8. Rajeshwari Chatterjee, Antenna Theory and Practice, Wiley Eastern Limited, 1998.

Prepared by

Approved by

Signature

Name

P.Jothilakshmi
S.Senthil Rajan

Dr.S.Ganesh Vaidyanathan

Designation

Assistant Professor-EC

HOD, Department of EC

Date

31/12/2013

31/12/2013

9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anechoic_chamber.