Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ05З017
  3.    Study program KHIE
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester III/5   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Lidija Ololoska-Gagoska
  9.    Course Prerequisites Passed: Mathematics 1
10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  The student will learn the basic characteristics of elelctromagnetic waves in free space and transmission lines and the basic concepts of antenna radiation. The student will be competent to analyse and solve a series of practical problems related to electromagnetic wave propagation and radiation and use contemporary electromagnetic simulators.

11.    Course Syllabus: Fundamentals of wave propagation, Maxwell’s Equations. Vector wave equation. Plane waves in free space. Poynting vector. Polarisation. Waves in materials; their classification into perfect dielectrics, lossy dielectrics and good conductors. Reflections from planar interfaces. Attenuation and dispersion in lossy materials, group velocity. Computer simulation of wave propagation in different materials. TEM propagation along perfect and real transmission lines. Primary and secondary parameters of transmission lines. Radiation of a Hertz dipole, near and far electric field. Influence of the earth. Wire antennas, antenna arrays and their characteristic of radiation. Receiver antennas. Antenna resistivity and gain. Computer simulation of antenna radiation.

12.    Learning methods:  Active participation in class, home and laboratory assignments and projects.

13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks 20
16.3. Homework and self-learning 55
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 0
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 20
17.3. Activity and participation 30
17.4. Final exam 50
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 49 points     5 (five) (F)
from 50 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Participation in laboratory classes
20.  Forms of assessment During the semester there are two written partial exams (at the middle and at the end of semester, with duration of 120 minutes). The student can participate in optional team project assignment that should be finished until the end of semester. The final grade is formed as a sum of the results from the partial exams, the laboratory excersises and the project assignments.
In the exam sessions there is written exam (duration 120 minutes). The final grade is formed as a sum of the results from the written exam, the laboratory excersises and the project assignments.
During the exam it is not allowed to use literature or notes, neither calculators, mobile phones or other electronic devices
21.  Language Macedonian and English
22.  Method of monitoring of teaching quality Self-evaluation and surveys
23.    Literature
23.1. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 M. N. O. Sadiku  Elements of Electromagnetics  Saunders College Publishing  1994