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EEC133 – Electromagnetic Radiation And Antenna

4 units – Fall quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Discussion: 1 hour

Prerequisites: EEC 130B

Grading: Letter.

Catalog Description:

Properties of electromagnetic radiation; analysis and design of antennas: ideal, cylindrical, small loop, aperture, and arrays; antenna field measurements.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Fundamental Concepts
    1. Review of System Concepts
    2. Review of Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
    3. Point Sources
    4. Power and Radiation
    5. Radiation Intensity
    6. Examples
    7. Directivity
    8. Gain Examples
    9. Field Patterns
    10. Antenna as an Aperture
    11. Examples
    12. Friis Transmission Formula
  2. Ideal Linear Antennas
    1. Short Dipole
  3. Thin Linear Antennas
    1. Far Field Equations
    2. Radiation Resistance or Wire Antennas
    3. Log Periodic Antennas
  4. Cylindrical Antennas
    1. Hallens Integral Equation
    2. Current Distributions
    3. Output Impedance
  5. Small Loop Antennas
    1. Fields from a Circular Loop Antenna
    2. Radiation Resistances or Small Loop Antennas
  6. Aperture Antennas
    1. Huygens Principle and Aperture
    2. Application to Horn Antennas
      1. H Plane Sectional Horn
      2. E Plane Sectional Horn
      3. Pyramidal Horn
  7. Arrays
  8. Antenna Measurements and Analysis
    1. Dipoles
    2. Monopoles
    3. Simple Arrays
    4. E and H Plane Horns
    5. Pyramidal Horns


  1. C. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, Wiley.
  2. J. Krau, Antennas, McGraw-Hill.

Engineering Design Statement:

Design problems of an open-ended nature on antennas and antenna arrays. Students have to justify their decisions and conclusions when using set design criteria.

Relationship to Outcomes:

Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes ABET outcomes
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering A
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability C
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems E
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context H
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. K


Professional Component:

Engineering Depth

Engineering Science: 2 credits
Engineering Design: 2 credits