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Antenna Engineering (EC544)

University/Academy: Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime TransportFaculty/Institute: College of Engineering & TechnologyProgram: B.Sc. in Electronics & Communications EngineeringForm no. (12): Course Specification1- Course DataCourse Code: EC 544 Course Title: Antenna Engineering Academic Year/Level: 5th year / 9th semesterSpecialization: Electronics & Comm. Eng. No. of Instructional Units (hrs.) Prerequisite: Credit 3 Lecture 2 Tutorial 2 Practical 2 EC443 Contact 6 2- Course AimThe course provides: Investigation on the performance of antenna arrays.Investigation on the performance of commonly used types of antennas through mathematical manipulation.Analysis and performance of some forms of the various antenna types.The radiation characteristic requirements for many applications.Investigation on the performance of some antenna types experimentally.3- Intended Learning Outcomesa- Knowledge and Understanding D.a.6 & G.a.6. Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of antennas and wave propagation:to design, model and analyze antennasreview of basic electromagnetic theory including Maxwell''s equations, the wave equation, differential and integral calculus and explain the principles of different types of antennas, such as: linear dipoles, linear arrays, planar arrays, aperture antennas, horn antennas, reflector antennas, loop antennas, broadband and frequency-independent antennas.D.a.11 & G.a.10 Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of microwave applications:to measure the antenna parameters.b- Intellectual Skills Through intellectual skills, students will be able to:D.b.1 & G.b.1 Analyze, interpret, and explain data and design experiments to obtain new data:● analyze and design almost any antenna configuration using the introductory material on analytical methods, such as Fourier transform technique, with the fundamental principles of antenna theory.● compute and measure the most basic antenna characteristics (pattern, gain, directivity, radiation efficiency, impedance, current, and polarization).E.b.2 Develop computer programs.c- Professional and Practical Skills Through professional and practical skills, students will be able to:E.c.1. Program a computer to solve problems:● be familiar with FORTRAN computer programs and Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) for analyzing and designing antennas.E.c.2. Use appropriate mathematical methods or IT tools:● have sufficient mathematical skills to follow, without too much difficulty, the flow of analysis and design of any antenna configuration.F.c.7. Use appropriate tools to measure system performance.D.c.2 & G.c.2 Design, built and test a system.D.c.3 & F.c.4. Use appropriate analysis and design tools.F.c.5 Use relevant laboratory equipment and analyze the results correctly.d- General Skills Through general and transferable skills, students will be able to:D.d.1. Communicate effectively:as exhibited by scoring 8 out 10 points for all the components within the grading criteria on the final writing assignment.D.d.2. Gain experience:and facility in systematic approaches to solve problems successfully. 4- Course Content Week No.1 Linear antenna arrays (Two-Element and N-Element). Week No.2 Types of Uniform Linear arrays. Week No.3 Non Uniform linear arrays (Binomial Array). Week No.4 Non uniform linear arrays(Dolph-Tschebyscheff Arrays). Week No.5 Planar arrays and Circular arrays. Week No.6 Radiation from aperture on conducting and non conducting planes. Week No.7 7th week exam Week No.8 Radiation from a uniform illuminated rectangular and circular aperture. Week No.9 E-plane sectoral horns. Week No.10 H-plane sectoral horns and pyramidal horns. Week No.11 Introduction of parabolic reflectors. Week No.12 12th week exam. Week No.13 Parabolic reflector (Analysis, Radiated field, Directivity). Week No.14 Loop antennas. Week No.15 Traveling wave, and rhombic antennas.5- Teaching and Learning Methods• Lectures • Tutorials• Reports & sheets• Presentations• Projects• Discussions • Problem Solving • Self-Learning • Site visits • Experimental • Brain storming 6-Teaching and Learning Methods for Students with Special Needs• Lectures • Tutorials• Reports & sheets• Presentations• Projects• Discussions • Problem Solving • Self-Learning • Site visits • Experimental • Brain storming Engineering Requirements and Design Considerations in college Buildings and its Leading Passages• The design of college buildings and pedestrian passages leading to it are sloppy to allow the transportation of the handicapped • Doors are wide enough to let wheel chairs pass through easily and conveniently.• Lifts are provided for movement between floors.• Doors are made from light-weight materials to make it easy for the handicapped suffering from weakness in limb muscles or those handicapped using prosthetic limbs to deal with them with the least muscular effort.• Class floors are made from non-slippery materials to prevent falls on the part of the handicapped.• Sudden changes in the floor level are prevented.Design Considerations of the Classes • Class boards are placed at 60 cm high to allow wheeled chair users or those suffering from limited arm mobility use them.• Enough spaces are left between seats and benches to prevent hindering the movement of wheeled chairs between them.• Handicapped students sit among normal people in class to be able to interact with them. Nevertheless, in urgent cases according to the nature of the disability, the handicapped students sit in fixed suitable places whether at the front or the back of the class.• Handicapped students sit close to the main exits of the class to be able to evacuate in case of emergencies.Construction Facility: Room number (234 A) is allocated and equipped with the essential educational tools for handicapped students.Academic Support:• Dr. Iman Gamal Morsi is appointed as an academic supervisor for handicapped students.Constant follow ups are done for handicapped students after each assessment to evaluate their academic level of achievement. 7- Student Assessment     a- Procedures used 1. Written Examinations2. Oral Examinations3. Practical Examinations4. Assignments5. Presentations 6. Reports7. Quizes8. Projects9. Final Examinationb- Schedule and Weighing of Assessment Assessment 1 7th Week 30%Assessment 2 12th Week 20%Assessment 3 Final Exam 40%Assessment 4 Continuous Assessments 10% Total: 100%8- List of References:a- Course Notes Notes are handed-out to the students throughout the semester.b- Required Books (Textbooks) Balanis, Antenna theory analysis and design, 1982, 1997 by John Wiely &Sons, Inc.c- Recommended Books • Kraus/ Fleisch, "Elrctromagnetics with Applications", Mc Graw-Hill Inc., Latest Edition.d- Periodicals, Web Sites, etc. N/ACourse Coordinator Head of DepartmentName: Dr. Mohamed Omar Name: Prof. Dr. Maha SharkasSignature: Signature: