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Fields, Waves and Antennas

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Course ID: 103A-CTxxx-ISA-EFWA Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Fields, Waves and Antennas Name in Polish: Fields, Waves and Antennas
Department: The Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology
Course groups: ( Courses in English )--eng.-EITI
( Technical Courses )---EITI
( Technical Courses )--eng.-EITI
( Telecommunication Systems )-Computer Science, Telecommunications-B.Sc.-EITI
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 6.00
Language: English
(in Polish) Jednostka decyzyjna:

(in Polish) 103000 - Wydział Elektroniki i Technik Informacyjnych

(in Polish) Kod wydziałowy:

(in Polish) EFWA

(in Polish) Numer wersji:

(in Polish) 1

Short description:

This course deals with basic concepts of the classical electromagnetic field theory based on Maxwell equations and their applications in electronics and telecommunication. The lecture starts from detailed presentation of Maxwell equations and their physical interpretations. Then the phenomenon of electromagnetic waves and its mathematical description is considered. The second part of the course is devoted to practical application of electromagnetic waves in electronics and telecommunications. We consider subjects like transmission lines, waveguides, resonators, fibre optical guides and antennas.

Full description:

This course deals with basic concepts of the classical electromagnetic field theory based on Maxwell equations and their applications in electronics and telecommunication. The lecture starts from detailed presentation of Maxwell equations and their physical interpretations. Then the phenomenon of electromagnetic waves and its mathematical description is considered. The second part of the course is devoted to practical application of electromagnetic waves in electronics and telecommunications. We consider subjects like transmission lines, waveguides, resonators, fibre optical guides and antennas.


Lecture contents

  • Differential operators used in field theory (2h).
  • Maxwell equations and their physical interpretations, media classification (3h).
  • Plane wave propagation in lossless and lossy media, attenuation, skin effect (5h),

  • Electromagnetic energy and power flow (2h).
  • Waves at media boundaries, boundary conditions, reflection of waves upon normal incidence (4h).
  • TEM transmission lines (4h).

  • Waveguides and resonators (6h).
  • Antennas (2h).

  • Lightwave propagation (2h).



  • Tutorial contents
    Excercises (15 hours per semester) is devoted to illustration of the theoretical content of the lectures with examples of practical applications and numerical calculations. Students learn to determine basic parameters of wave propagation in various media and parameters of devices based on electromagnetic wave propagation (like transmission lines, waveguides, resonators and antennas). Special attention is devoted to undestanding, drawing and interpreting of field patterns.


    Laboratory contents
    Laboratories (15 h) take place in a computer laboratory. Modern software tools are applied to illustrate the wave phenomena. The considered subjects are:

    • TEM waves in lossless and lossy media: virtual measurements of wavelength, wave impedance, attenuation;

    • normal incidence of TEM onto PEC and PMC walls: understanding of reflected waves transient phenomena, steady-state virtual measurements of reflection coefficient, standing wave ratio, and phase-shift between E- and H- fields;

    • normal incidence of TEM waves onto dielectric half-space and layer media: single and multiple reflections in transient state, steady-state virtual measurements of standing wave ratio, verification of half-wave and quarter-wave transformer concepts,


    • modes in hollow transmission lines: TEM lines, rectangular and circular waveguide; resonators constructed as section of such lines;

    • effect of dielectric filling and insets on frequency characteristics and modal field patterns in transmission lines and resonators;

    • fields radiated by axisymmetrical antennas.

    The emphasis is put on critical correlation between numerical results and analytical predictions.



Prerequisites
Prerequisite TypePrerequisite NumberCodeName
Required1103A-CTxxx-ISA-ECIRCCircuits
Required2103A-CTxxx-ISA-EDDEDifferential and Difference Equations


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Bibliography:

    1. Balanis, "Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1989

    2. S.Ramo,J.Whinnery,T.van Duzer, "Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics",
    3. John Wiley & Sons, 1984

Classes in period "Summer Semester 2013/2014" (past)

Time span: 2014-02-24 - 2014-09-28
Choosen plan division:


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Type of class: laboratory, 15 hours, 45 places more information
lectures, 30 hours, 45 places more information
tutorials, 15 hours, 45 places more information
Coordinators: Jerzy Piotrowski
Group instructors: Jerzy Piotrowski
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Overall grade
(in Polish) Jednostka realizująca:

(in Polish) 103500 - Instytut Mikroelektroniki i Optoelektroniki

Classes in period "Winter Semester 2013/2014" (past)

Time span: 2013-10-01 - 2014-02-23
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Type of class: laboratory, 15 hours, 45 places more information
lectures, 30 hours, 45 places more information
tutorials, 15 hours, 45 places more information
Coordinators: Bartłomiej Salski
Group instructors: Bartłomiej Salski
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Overall grade
(in Polish) Jednostka realizująca:

(in Polish) 103400 - Instytut Radioelektroniki i Technik Multimedialnych

Classes in period "Summer Semester 2012/2013" (past)

Time span: 2013-02-20 - 2013-09-30
Choosen plan division:


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Type of class: laboratory, 15 hours, 45 places more information
lectures, 30 hours, 45 places more information
tutorials, 15 hours, 45 places more information
Coordinators: Małgorzata Celuch
Group instructors: Małgorzata Celuch
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Overall grade
(in Polish) Jednostka realizująca:

(in Polish) 103400 - Instytut Radioelektroniki i Technik Multimedialnych

Classes in period "Winter Semester 2012/2013" (past)

Time span: 2012-10-01 - 2013-02-19
Choosen plan division:


magnify
see course schedule
Type of class: laboratory, 15 hours, 45 places more information
lectures, 30 hours, 45 places more information
tutorials, 15 hours, 45 places more information
Coordinators: Małgorzata Celuch
Group instructors: Małgorzata Celuch
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Overall grade
(in Polish) Jednostka realizująca:

(in Polish) 103400 - Instytut Radioelektroniki i Technik Multimedialnych

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