Antenna Basics

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Course Overview Introduction to Antennas

This course describes the basic functionality of antennas.

Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained.

A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types concludes this course.

Syllabus Introduction to Antennas


Fundamentals of Wave Propagation
Maxwell's Equations
Far Field Conditions
Free Space Conditions

General Antenna Characteristics

Radiation Density
Radiation Pattern
Practical Gain
Effective Area
Input Impedance
Nominal Impedance
Impedance Matching and VSWR
Antenna Factor
Bandwidth of an Antenna

Basic Characteristics of Selected Antennas

Half-wave Dipole
Monopole Antenna
Directional Antennas
Log-Periodic Dipole Antenna

Active Antennas

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