For more information contact:

Prof. Constantine A. Balanis
Department of Electrical Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706
Telephone: (480) 965-3909
FAX: (480) 965-8325
Dr. Constantine A. Balanis


Antenna Analysis, Design and Measurements for Wireless Communications


Dr. Constantine A. Balanis


Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2005)
by Constantine A. Balanis


March 9-12, 2009

The office of Global Outreach & Extended Education
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 874411
Tempe, AZ 85287-4411

Contact: Juli McGinnis ( Tel: (480) 965-4104
Constantine A. Balanis ( Tel: (480) 965-3909

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Thursday

Tempe, AZ


This course is designed for engineers, scientists, technologists and engineering managers in the fields of wireless communication, radiation, propagation, communication, navigation, radar, RF systems, remote sensing, and radio astronomy who require a better understanding of antenna analysis, design, and measurement techniques. A basic introductory knowledge of electromagnetic theory is assumed.

The course covers the fundamental principles of antenna theory in a unified manner. It begins with elementary principles, develops underlying concepts needed for sequential topics, and progresses to the more advanced methods and system configurations. Material on classical topics and methods, and state-of-the-art advances made in antennas during the last three decades, is also included.

Each participant will receive a copy of the course book Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (Wiley, 2005) by Constantine A. Balanis and a CD with the short course notes in multicolor and Power Point format.

The CD also contains a number a number of computer programs (in Matlab and some in Fortran) that can be used on-the-job by engineers and scientists to analyze, design, visualize and animate the radiation characteristics of various antennas. Each chapter has at least one Matlab computer program; some have as many as four. Interactive questionnaires, with answers, are found at the end of each chapter for review purposes.

Bring your laptop with you to perform designs and view demonstrations, simulations, animations using the Matlab computer programs. A auto flow chart aids in the access of the Multimedia material which is in the CD that accompanies the book.


Constantine A. Balanis (S'62 - M'68 - SM'74 - F'86 LF'04) received the BSEE degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 1964, the MEE degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1966, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in l969, and a Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

From 1964-1970 he was with NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, and from 1970-1983 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Since 1983 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he is now Regents' Professor His research interests are in computational electromagnetics, smart antennas, and multipath propagation.

He received the 2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award, the 2000 IEEE Millennium Award, the 1996 Graduate Mentor Award, Arizona State University, the 1992 Special Professionalism Award from the IEEE Phoenix Section, the 1989 IEEE Region 6 Individual Achievement Award, and the 1987-1988 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, School of Engineering, Arizona State University.

Dr. Balanis is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (1974-1977) and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1981-1984), as Editor of the Newsletter for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (1982-1983), as Second Vice-President (1984) and member of the Administrative Committee (1984-85) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, and as Distinguished Lecturer (2003-2005), Chairman of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (1988-1991) and member of the AdCom (1992-95, 1997-1999) of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

He is the author of Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (Wiley, 2005, 1997, 1982), Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (Wiley, 1989) and Introduction to Smart Antennas (Morgan and Claypool, 2007), and editor of Modern Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2008) and for the Morgan & Claypool Publishers, series on Antennas and Propagation series, and series on Computational Electromagnetics.



*Role of antennas in Wireless Communications
*Introduction to Antennas for Wireless Communications
*Overview of Wireless Communications Systems


*Types of antennas
*Radiation mechanism
*Current distribution
*Computer program

Fundamental Parameters of Antennas

*Radiation pattern, power density, intensity
*Directivity (including computer program)
*Numerical techniques
*Antenna efficiency
*Half-power beamwidth, beam efficiency, beamwidth
*Input impedance
*Radiation efficiency
*Effective aperture
*Friis transmission equation and radar equations
*Radar Cross Section (RCS)
*Antenna temperature

Linear Wire Antennas

*Image theory
*Ground effects
*Mutual impedance
*Computer program

Loop antennas

*Circular, polygonal and ferrite loops
*Ground effects
*Computer program


*Broadside, ordenary end-fire, and Hansen-Woodyard end-fire uniform linear arrays
*Binomial and Dolph-Tschebyscheff linear arrays
*Planar and circular arrays
*Mutual coupling
*Computer program

Broadband Dipoles and Matching Techniques

*Biconical, triangular sheet, bow-tie, cylindrical, folded and sleeve dipoles
*Matching techniques

Traveling Wave and Broadband Antennas

*Long wire
*V dipoles
*Yagi-Uda (including computer program)

Frequency Independent Antennas and Antenna Miniaturization

*Log periodic (including computer program)
*Fundamental limits of electrically small antennas
*Fractal Antennas

Aperture Antennas

*Horns (including computer programs for analysis and design)

Microstrip Antennas

*Transmission-line model
*Cavity model
*Rectangular patches
*Circular patches
*Computer program

Antennas for Wireless Communication

*Dipoles and monopoles

Smart Antennas

*Smart Antenna Analogy
*Antenna Beamforming
*Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs)
*Beamforming, Diversity Combining, Fading, Coding
*Other Geometries

Antenna Measurements

*Antenna Range Designs (for antennas and RCS)
*Near-Field/Far-Field (NF/FF)
*Radiation patterns
*Gain and directivity
*Radiation efficiency
*Scale models

Course Duration:

The course duration is typically 4 days. However it can be extended or shortened to emphasize or deemphasize topics; it can be tailored more to your needs. For dates, locations, and more information contact Prof. Balanis at; Phone: (480) 965-3909; e-mail:

Past Participants

Engineers and scientists that have taken this course represented: Naval Air Warfare Center, Naval Ocean Systems Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Air Development Center, ARINC, L3 Communications, Adams Russell Electronics, Andex, AT&T, Atlantic Aerospace Electronics, Boeing Military Airplane, Canadian Marconi, Cubic, Dorne and Margolin, Federal Aviation Administration, Gannon University, GE Astro Space Division, General Dynamics, Goodyear Aerospace, GTE Government Systems, Hughes Aircraft, ISC Technologies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lincoln Laboratory, Lockheed, Martin Marietta, McDonnell Douglas, Motorola, Rockwell International, Sandia National Laboratory, Scala Electronic, Sperry, SRI International, Teledyne Ryan Electronics, Transco Products, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and many others.

Benefits of Participation

* A thorough overview of antenna principles and operations
* More efficient time use in on-the-job design of antenna systems
* More effective implementation of antenna applications
* Techniques of analysis and design for almost any antenna configuration
* Learn new and more sophisticated techniques of precise measurements of antenna characteristics
* Receive the correct combination of theoretical and practical material
* Leave with up-to-date materials about state-of-the-art techniques
* Computer disc, and accompanying software, that can be used to analyze, design and visualize the radiation characteristics of antennas

Course Duration:

The course duration is typically 4 days. However it can be extended or shortened to emphasize or deemphasize topics; it can be taylored more to your needs.

For possible dates, locations, and additional information, contact:

Prof. Constantine A. Balanis
Telephone: (480) 965-3909