This course is designed for engineers and scientists in the fields of radiation, scattering, propagation, communication, navigation, radar, RF systems, remote sensing, and radio astronomy who require a better understanding of the underlying principles and applications of advanced electromagnetic methods for modeling and analyzing simple
and complex antennas, scattering and communication problems. Knowledge of at least undergraduate electromagnetic theory is assumed.
Advanced methods are introduced in sequential order starting with Physical Optics (PO) and continuing with Geometric Optics (GO), Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD),
Method of Equivalent Currents (MEC) and Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD).
Each participant will receive a copy of the course book Advanced Engineering
Electromagnetics (Wiley, 1989) by Constantine A. Balanis and additional supplementary material.

 Maxwell's Equations and Boundary Conditions
 Review of the Wave Equation and its solution in:
 Rectangular coordinates
 Cylindrical coordinates
 Spherical coordinates
 Radar Cross Section
 Radiation from Line Sources in an Unbounded Medium
 Electric
 Magnetic
 Scattering from a PEC Wedge
 Electric Line Source
 Magnetic Line Source
 Image Theory
 Line source above PEC strip
 Physical Optics (PO)
 Physical Optics (PO) equivalent
 Scattering from a PEC:
 Strip
 Rectangular Plate
 Circular Plate
 Dihedral Corner Reflector
 Diffraction (Introduction)
 Knife Edge
 Strip
 Curved Surface Diffraction (creeping waves)
 Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD)
Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD)
 Conducting Wedge: Normal Incidence
 Wedge Diffraction Coefficients
 TwoDimensional Diffractionn
 ThreeDimensional Diffraction
 CurvedEdge Diffraction
 Equivalent Currents in Diffraction
 Oblique Incidence
 Multiple Diffractions
 Scattering from PEC Corner Reflectors
 TwoDimensional Wedge with Impedance Surfaces
 Maliuzhinets Functions
 Diffraction Coefficients
 Curved Surface Diffraction
 Creeping Waves
 Diffraction Coefficients
 Attenuation Coefficients
 Fock Funcitons
 Applications
 Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD)
 PEC Wedge Diffraction
 Diffraction Coefficients
 Fringe Currents
 Equivalent Currents
 Scattering from PEC Corner Reflector
 Dihedral
 Trihedral
Course Duration:
The course duration is typically 4 days.
For possible dates, locations,
and additional information, contact:
Prof. Constantine A. Balanis
Telephone: (480) 9653909
email: balanis@asu.edu
