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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,

(13A04501)
Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

Course objective:
1. To introduce the fundamental principles of antenna theory and various types of antennas.
2. Applying the principles of antennas to the analysis, design, and measurements of antennas.
3. To know the applications of some basic and practical configurations such as dipoles, loops, and
broadband, aperture type and horn antennas.

Course outcomes:
Upon completion of the course ,students should be able to:
a) Understand the basic principles of all types
of antennas

b) Determine the radiation patterns (in


principal planes) of antennas through
measurement
setups.

c) Analyze different types of antennas


designed for various frequency ranges.

d) Develop technical & writing skills


important for effective communication.

e) Become proficient with analytical skills for


understanding practical antennas.

f) Acquire team-work skills for working


effectively in groups.

g) Design some practical antennas such as


dipole, Yagi - uda, and horn antennas.

LECTURE PLAN:
Lect No.

Expected
Date

Particulars of Lecture

NO. OF
CLASSES

UNIT I: ANTENNA BASICS & DIPOLE


ANTENNAS:
1

6/7/15

Introduction, Basic antenna parameters- patterns,


Beam Area,

Radiation Intensity, Beam Efficiency,

Directivity-Gain-Resolution,

7/7/15
3
8/7/15

Completed
Date

Remarks

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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,
4

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Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

Antenna Apertures, Effective height,

Fields from oscillating dipole, Field Zones,

Shape-Impedance considerations,

Polarization Linear, Elliptical, & Circular


polarizations,

9/7/15
5
10/7/15
6
11/7/15
7
13/7/15
8

14/7/15

Antenna temperature, Antenna impedance,


Frontto-back ratio,

9
10

15/7/15
16/7/15

Antenna theorems
Radiation Basic Maxwells equations

1
1

11

17/7/15

1
Retarded potential-Helmholtz Theorem
Radiation from Small Electric Dipole,

12

20/7/15 &
21/7/15

13

22/7/15 &
23/7/15

Quarter wave Monopole and Half wave Dipole


Current Distributions, Field Components,

14

23/7/15

Radiated power, Radiation Resistance,

15

24/7/15

Beam width, Natural current distributions,

16

25/7/15

far fields and patterns of Thin Linear Center-fed

17

27/7/15

Antennas of different lengths,

18

28/7/15

Illustrative problems.

Total no.of classes:20


UNIT II: VHF, UHF and Microwave Antennas - I:
19

29/7/15
&
30/7/15

Loop Antennas - Introduction, Small Loop,

20

31/7/15
&
1/8/15

Comparison of far fields of small loop and short


dipole,

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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,

(13A04501)
Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

21

3/8/15

Radiation Resistances and Directives of small and


large loops (Qualitative Treatment),

22

1/8/15

Arrays with Parasitic Elements - Yagi - Uda Arrays,

23

4/8/15

Folded Dipoles & their characteristics.

24

5/8/15

Helical Antennas-Helical Geometry, Helix modes,

25

6/8/15

Practical Design considerations for Monofilar

26

7/8/15

Helical Antenna in Axial and Normal Modes.

27

8/8/15

28

10/8/15

Horn Antennas- Types, Fermats Principle, Optimum


Horns,
Design considerations of Pyramidal Horns,

29

11/8/15

Illustrative Problems.

Total no.of classes:13


UNIT III : VHF, UHF and Microwave Antennas II:

30
12/8/15

Micro strip Antennas- Introduction,


advantages and limitations,

31

13/8/15

Rectangular
parameters,

32

14/8/15

characteristics of Micro strip antennas,

33

17/8/15

Impact of different parameters on characteristics,

34

18/8/15

reflector antennas - Introduction, Flat sheet

35

19/8/15

and corner reflectors,

36

20/8/15

parabola reflectors- geometry,

37

21/8/15

pattern characteristics,

38

22/8/15

Feed Methods,

39

24/8/15

Reflector Types - Related Features,

40

25/8/15

Lens Antennas - Geometry of Non-metallic

patch

antennas-

features,

Geometry

and

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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,

(13A04501)
Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

41

26/8/15

Dielectric Lenses, Zoning ,

42

27/8/15

Tolerances,

43

28/8/15

Applications, Illustrative Problems..

Total no.of classes:14


UNIT IV : Antenna Arrays & Measurements:
44

29/8/15

Point sources - Definition, Patterns,

45

31/8/15

arrays of 2 Isotropic sources- Different cases,

46

1/9/15

Principle of Pattern Multiplication,

47

2/9/15

Uniform Linear Arrays Broadside Arrays,

48

3/9/15

Endfire Arrays,

49

4/9/15

EFA with Increased Directivity,

50

14/9/15

Derivation of their characteristics and


comparison,

51

15/9/15

BSAa with Non-uniform Amplitude Distributions General considerations

52

16/9/15

Bionomial Arrays, Illustrative problems.

53

18/9/15

Antenna Measurements: Introduction,


Concepts- Reciprocity,

54

19/9/15

Near and Far Fields, Coordination system,

55

21/9/15

sources of errors,

56

22/9/15

Patterns to be Measured,

57

23/9/15

Pattern Measurement Arrangement,


Directivity Measurement ,

58

25/9/15

Gain Measurements (by comparison, Absolute and 3Antenna Methods).


Total no.of classes:16
UNIT V: Wave Propagation:

26/9/15

Introduction, Definitions, Characterizations and


general classifications,

59
60

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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,

(13A04501)
Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

61

28/915

different modes of wave propagation, Ray/Mode


concepts,

62

29/9/15

Ground wave propagation (Qualitative treatment) Introduction, Plane earth reflections,

63

30/9/15

Space and surface waves,

64

1/10/15

wave tilt,

65

3/10/15

curved earth reflections,

66

5/10/15

Space wave propagation


Introduction, field strength variation with distance
and height,

67

6/10/15

effect of earths curvature, absorption,

68

7/10/15

Super refraction,

69

8/10/15

M-curves and duct propagation,

70

9/10/15

scattering phenomena, troposphere propagation,


fading and path loss calculations,

71

10/10/15

Sky wave propagation


Introduction, structure of Ionosphere,

72

12/10/15

refraction and reflection of sky waves by Ionosphere,

73

13/10/15

Ray path, Critical frequency,

74

14/10/15

MUF,

75

15/10/15

LUF, OF, Virtual height

76

16/10/15

Skip distance, Relation between MUF and Skip


distance,

77

17/10/15

Multi-HOP propagation, Energy loss in Ionosphere,


Summary of Wave Characteristics in
different
Frequency ranges,

78

19/10/15

Illustrative problems.
Total no.of classes:20

TOTAL LECTURES :83


REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. John D. Kraus and Ronald J. Marhefka and Ahmad S.Khan, Antennas and wave

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Department: Electronics & Communication
Subject: ANTENNAS & WAVE PROPAGATION
Class: III I ECE (A,B&C)
Scheme: Lectures: 5 Tutorial:1 Practical:6,

(13A04501)
Faculty: P.KISHOR KUMAR

Theory:

Practical:

propagation, TMH, New Delhi, 4th Ed., (special Indian Edition), 2010.
2. E.C. Jordan and K.G. Balmain, Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems, PHI, 2 nd
Edn, 2000.
3. C.A. Balanis, Antenna Theory- Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2 nd Edn., 2001.
4. K.D. Prasad, Satya Prakashan, Antennas and Wave Propagation, Tech. India
Publications, New Delhi, 2001

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