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CODE 90317
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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

Remarks on electromagnetic fields. Maxwell's equations and constitutive equations.

Free space radiation (first part): Propagation and attenuation of electromagnetic waves in lossless media. Plane waves. Remarks on electromagnetic radiation generated by e.m. sources. Near field and far field regions.

Guided propagation: Uniform trasmission lines. Characteristic impedance, loads, input impedance. Examples of transmission lines used in applications. Basic concepts abour waveguide. Rectangular waveguides.

Free space radiation (second part): Effects of the atmosphere. Varios types of links. Telecomunication systems from the point of view of the electromagnetic propagation. Urban propagation and models.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA RANDAZZO (President)

MIRCO RAFFETTO

VALENTINA SCHENONE

NICOLA ANSELMI (President Substitute)

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Answer questions about theory and solve simple exercises

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
30/05/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto