Propagation and Radiation Fundamentals
Part of this Programme
Informatics, Networks and Telecommunications Engineering
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
2 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
168 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Revision of basic concepts of electrostatics and electrodynamics 2. Electromagnetic waves 2.1.Electromagnetic field 2.2. Material means 2.3. Snell Laws 3. Transmission Lines 3.1 Incident and Reflected Lines 3.2. Adaptation / Unadaptation 3.3 Stationary station 4. Optical fires 4.1.Functions mono-mode and multi-mode 4.2.Emitors and receivers 4.3.Dimensioning of a connection 5. Radiation and Antennas 5.1. Fundamental Parameters 5.2. Free space propagation: Friis formula and radar equation. 5.3.Main types of antennas
Provide students with fundamental knowledge on propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves with emphasis on applications in telecommunications. Present the main means of guided propagation and its characteristics. Present the fundamental parameters of the antennas and introduce the most used geometries in telecommunications.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
In the theoretical-practical classes are presented the programmatic contents that correspond to learning objectives 1 to 5. Several series of problems are covered that cover the various typical lessons. In the practice classes, students are expected to complement the learning objectives (1), (2), (4) and (5). Learning outcomes (1), (2) and (3) are assessed individually through the written test. During the follow-up of the group work carried out, the learning outcomes (2), (3) and (4) are evaluated. The learning outcomes (4) are evaluated in the final discussion of group work. The final classification is obtained by weighting the marks obtained in the exam and in the work, as follows: NF = 0,70 * Exam + 0,30 * Practical work.
M.Sadiku, "Elements of Electromagnetics' Oxford University Press,2000.
G.Agrawal, "Fiber optic communications systems'John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
C.A.Balanis, "Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design",3rd Edition.John Wiley & Sons,2005
S.J.Orfanldls, "Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas", 2016, http://eceweb1.rutgers.edul-orfanldVewalewa-1up.pdf
S.J.Orfanidis,"Electromagnetic Waves & Antennas Toolbox"2004,MathWorks (disponível online)