Course Details

ELE 728 Antenna Theory and Analysis
2017-2018 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
ANTENNA THEORY and ANALYSIS ELE728 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Preparing and/or Presenting Reports
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Prof.Dr. Birsen Saka Tanatar 
Course objectiveThe aim of the course is to give the students the advanced antenna theory as well as the analytical and numerical methods for analysis of some practical antennas. 
Learning outcomes
  1. At the end of course, the students
  2. can use the method of moments to solve integral equations.
  3. can design antennas such as aperture, horn, reflector and microstrip.
  4. can analyze many advanced antenna structures.
  5. are able to conduct research in antenna analysis and design.
  6. are able to understand and talk about recent literature on antennas.
Course ContentWire antennas, Method of Moments, Aperture antennas, Horn antennas, Reflector antennas, Ray optical methods, Transmission line and cavity models for microstrip antenna analysis, Finite Difference (FD) methods, Recent advances in antenna theory and design. 
References1) Balanis C.A., Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, Wiley, 2005.
2) Stutzman W.L. and Thiele G.A., Antenna Theory and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
3) Selected papers from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Publications.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Electric and magnetic field integral equations
Week 2Finite diameter wires and Moment method solution
Week 3Field equivalence principle, radiation equations
Week 4Rectangular and circular apertures
Week 5Babinet?s principle, Fourier transform in aperture antenna theory
Week 6E-plane and H-plane sectoral horns, other horn antennas
Week 7Ray optical methods
Week 8Plane, corner and parabolic reflector antennas
Week 9Midterm Exam
Week 10Transmission line and cavity models for microstrip antennas
Week 11Rectangular patches, circular patches, arrays and feed networks
Week 12Finite Difference (FD) methods for antenna analysis
Week 13Recent advances in antenna theory and analysis
Week 14Recent advances in antenna theory and analysis
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes660
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)148112
Presentation / Seminar Preparation12525
Homework assignment41040
Midterms (Study duration)14040
Final Exam (Study duration) 14040
Total Workload35126299

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.    X
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.  X  
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.   X 
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project. X   
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.X    
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.X    
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English. X   
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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