EEE 443: Antennas for Wireless Communications
Spring 2018, Professor Constantine A. Balanis


Course information, announcements, problem sets, exams, etc. will be made available as the semester progresses.

This site will be updated throughout the semester.

  LAST UPDATE:  September 21, 2017. See Announcements for information.


 
 

Table of Contents

Syllabus
Announcements and Important Dates
Lectures & Homework, Tests and Final Exam Solutions
Homework Sets



Announcements and Important Dates:

Test #1, Thursday, February 8, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
1:  Covers material through, and including Chapter 2  
2:  Totally Closed Book, Closed Notes, NO Homeworks, NO Tests, NO Handwritten Notes, etc.  

Test #2: Tuesday, March 27, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
1:  Covers material through and including Chapter 5.  
2:  Open Class Text Book and Class Website Notes ONLY (either as a hard copy or in electronic form, laptop or pad; NO Homeworks, NO Tests, NO Handwritten Notes, etc.) 

FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
1:  Covers material from Chapters 1-6, and Chapter 14 (only the parts of Chapter 14 we covered in class).  
2:  Open Class Text Book and Class Website Notes ONLY; NO Homeworks, NO Tests, NO Handwritten Notes, etc. NO LAPTOPS OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS; ONLY handheld calculators. 


Homework Sets:

Homework#1: Due, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 2.4, Only Parts (b,c)
2:  Problem 2.5, Only Part (c)
3:  Problem 2.6

Homework#2: Due, Thursday, January 25, 2018 before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 2.7(a) [Parts a, b, c, d]
2:  Problem 2.7(a); U = Bocos^2(theta). Determine Maximum Directivity Do using Matlab computer program Directivity.

Homework#3: Due, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 2.38
2:  Problem 2.43

Homework#4: Due, Thursday, February 1, 2018, before the beginning of class.
3:  Problem 2.48. Assume the antenna efficiency is unity; i.e., eo=1.
1:  Problem 2.80
2:  Problem 2.93
3:  Problem 2.105

Homework#5: Due, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Derive (4-8a)-(4-8b) using (4-6a)-(4-6c). Must show all the details.
2:  Derive (4-10a)-(4-10c) using (4-6a)-4-6b). Must show all the details.
3:  Rederive (4-10a)-(4-10c) using (4-8a)-(4-8b) and Maxwell's Equation (3-10) with J = 0; source-free region at the observation point. Must show all the details.

Homework#6: Due, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 4.2(a,b).
Part (c). Compute the Maximum Directivity using the Matlab Program Directivity of Chapter 2.
2:  Problem 4.10(b).
3:  Problem 4.18(b,d).

Homework #7: Due, Thursday, February 22, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 4.32
2:  Problem 4.36
3:  Problem 4.45

Homework #8: Due, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 4.51
2:  Problem 4.63
3:  Problem 4.71

Homework#9: Due, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 5.4
2:  Problem 5.6
3:  Problem 5.17

Homework#10: Due, Thursday, March 15, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 5.25
2:  Problem 5.38
3:  Problem 5.38(c). Repeat Part (c) of Problem 5.38 with C (capacitor) or L (inductor), whichever is appropriate, in parallel; determine its value.

Homework#11: Due, Thursday, March 29, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 6.3
2:  Problem 6.8
a. :  Using book equation
b. :  Using book equation
c. :  Determine Directivity Do (dimensionless and in db), * Analytically, * Computer Program Directivity, for both 6.a) and 6.8(b).
3:  Problem 6.12

Homework#12: Due, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, before the beginning of the class.
1:  Problem 6.15. Also determine Directivity Do, dimensionless and in dB, using computer program ARRAYS.
2:  Problem 6.16. Also determine Directivity Do, dimensionless and in dB, using computer program ARRAYS.
3:  Problem 6.21. Also determine Directivity Do, dimensionless and in dB, using computer program ARRAYS.

Homework#13: Due, Thursday, April 12, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Problem 6.47
2:  Problem 6.63. Also plot the amplitude pattern to 0 to -60 dB scale.
3:  Problem 6.90
3:  Problem 6.93

Homework#14: (65 Points): Due, Thursday, April 19, 2018, before the beginning of class.
1:  Special Design Problem. Details will be send to the students as an attachment to an email.
  Plot the normalized amplitude radiation patterns (using a scale of 0 to -60 dB to see that the design meets the specifications.


 

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