ECE 520 - Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems

Semesters Offered

Official Description

Fundamental electromagnetic theory with applications to plane waves, waveguides, cavities, antennas, and scattering; electromagnetic principles and theorems; and solution of electromagnetic boundary-value problems.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 452

Subject Area

Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing

Course Directors

Description

Fundamental electromagnetic theory with applications to transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas; introduction to the solution of advanced problems in static electric and magnetic fields.

Topics

Field equations: definitions of field vectors: E, B, D and H. Lorentz force relation; electrical and magnetic polarizations and constitutive parameters; electric and magnetic currents and conductivity parameters; boundary conditions at the interface between two media and across surface currents; Poynting theorem in real and complex forms and energy relations; complex permittivity and permeability

Plane wave: in homogeneous media: reduction to vector Helmholtz equation; separation of variables; uniform and nonuniform plane waves; wave impedance; reflection and refraction at oblique incidence; fields of infinite current sheets; polarization properties of waves

Fields in waveguides: dispersion; phase, group and energy velocities; attenuation; resonant cavity; inhomogeneously filled waveguides; transverse resonance

Antennas: dipoles; radiation patterns; approximate analysis of some antennas

  • The field equations: definitions of field vectors, E, B, D, and H. Lorentz force relation; electric and magnetic polarizations and the constitutive parameters (epsilon, mu); electric and magnetic currents and conductivity parameters; boundary conditions at the interface between two homogeneous regions and across surface currents; Poynting theorem in real and complex forms and energy relations including dissipation; (complex epsilon and mu)
  • Plane waves in homogeneous media: reduction to vector Helmholtz equation; separation of variables; uniform and nonuniform (slow) plane waves; wave impedance; reflection and refraction at oblique incidence; fields of infinite current sheets; polarization properties of waves
  • Fields in waveguides; propagation of plane waves in stratified media: dispersion; phase, group and energy velocities; attenuation in guides; resonant cavity fields and Q; inhomogeneously-filled guides; transverse resonance
  • Fields in space due to given sources: vector potential; fields of electric and magnetic dipoles (Green's functions); superposition integrals in infinite domain; reciprocity theorem
  • Antennas: radiation pattern, approximate analyses of slot, horn, lens and reflector antennas
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    Detailed Description and Outline

    Topics:

    Field equations: definitions of field vectors: E, B, D and H. Lorentz force relation; electrical and magnetic polarizations and constitutive parameters; electric and magnetic currents and conductivity parameters; boundary conditions at the interface between two media and across surface currents; Poynting theorem in real and complex forms and energy relations; complex permittivity and permeability

    Plane wave: in homogeneous media: reduction to vector Helmholtz equation; separation of variables; uniform and nonuniform plane waves; wave impedance; reflection and refraction at oblique incidence; fields of infinite current sheets; polarization properties of waves

    Fields in waveguides: dispersion; phase, group and energy velocities; attenuation; resonant cavity; inhomogeneously filled waveguides; transverse resonance

    Antennas: dipoles; radiation patterns; approximate analysis of some antennas

    • The field equations: definitions of field vectors, E, B, D, and H. Lorentz force relation; electric and magnetic polarizations and the constitutive parameters (epsilon, mu); electric and magnetic currents and conductivity parameters; boundary conditions at the interface between two homogeneous regions and across surface currents; Poynting theorem in real and complex forms and energy relations including dissipation; (complex epsilon and mu)
    • Plane waves in homogeneous media: reduction to vector Helmholtz equation; separation of variables; uniform and nonuniform (slow) plane waves; wave impedance; reflection and refraction at oblique incidence; fields of infinite current sheets; polarization properties of waves
    • Fields in waveguides; propagation of plane waves in stratified media: dispersion; phase, group and energy velocities; attenuation in guides; resonant cavity fields and Q; inhomogeneously-filled guides; transverse resonance
    • Fields in space due to given sources: vector potential; fields of electric and magnetic dipoles (Green's functions); superposition integrals in infinite domain; reciprocity theorem
    • Antennas: radiation pattern, approximate analyses of slot, horn, lens and reflector antennas
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    Topical Prerequisities

    It is assumed that the student has a basic knowldge of vector analysis, complex varibles, Maxwell's equations and uniform plane waves.

    Texts

    J. M. Jin, Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

    Recommended:
    C. Balanis, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, John Wiley & Sons.

    Last updated

    8/1/2014