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ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION

CODE 90317
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING(LM-27) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides knowledge and skills concerning antennas and guided electromagnetic propagation, with reference to both their working principles and their use in different applicative fields. The following main topics will be addressed. Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation and antenna parameters. Linear antennas, aperture antennas, reflector antennas, printed antennas. Antenna Arrays. MIMO systems for multimedia communications. Smart and reconfigurable antennas. Wide band antennas for high–speed internet links. Antenna systems for industrial, civil and biomedical applications. Fundamentals of guided propagation. Longitudinal-transverse decompositions of Maxwell's equations, TEM, TE, TM modes, rectangular waveguides, higher TE and TM modes, operating bandwidth, power transfer an attenuation, group velocity in waveguides, reflection model of waveguide propagation, dielectric slab guides. Oblique incidence and Snel's laws, Zenneck surface wave, surface plasmons. Plasmonic waveguides, plasmonic and oscillatory modes, MDM and DMD configurations. RFID technology, active and passive RFID tags, plasmonic RFID.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquire  skills to face simple electromagnetic problems in accordance with the syllabus

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Maxwell's Equations

    Review of Maxwell's equations, Poynting's theorem, simple models of dielectrics, conductors, and plasmas.

    Uniform Plane Waves

    Uniform plane waves in lossless media, monochromatic waves, wave impedance, polarization, waves in lossy media, propagation in good conductors, complex waves.

    Reflection and Transmission

    Reflection and transmission at normal incidence, propagation and matching matrices,  single and double dielectric slabs, reflectionless slab,  multilayer structures: multiple dielectric slabs at normal incidence.

    Oblique Incidence

    Oblique incidence and Snel's laws, transverse impedance, propagation and matching of transverse fields, Fresnel reflection coefficients, total internal reflection, Brewster angle, complex waves, lossy media, Zenneck surface wave, surface plasmons, multilayer dielectric structures at oblique incidence.

    Waveguides

    Longitudinal-transverse decompositions of Maxwell's equations, power transfer and attenuation in guiding systems, TEM, TE, TM modes, rectangular waveguides, higher TE and TM modes, operating bandwidth, power transfer, energy density, and group velocity in waveguides, power attenuation, reflection model of waveguide propagation, dielectric slab guides.

    Transmission Lines

    General properties of TEM transmission lines,  coaxial lines, distributed circuit model of a transmission line, wave impedance and reflection response, terminated lines, power transfer from generator to load, open- and short-circuited lines.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Orfanidis, S.J. (2013) Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas. Rutgers University.
    http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Answer questions about theory and solve simple exercises

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    26/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    16/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    17/02/2023 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
    09/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    30/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    19/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    07/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale The actual scheduling will be comunicated by mail before the exam date.
    15/09/2023 00:01 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento