ECE 578 - Adv EM Diffraction & Radiation

Official Description

Asymptotic solutions of Maxwell's equations, geometrical optics, edge diffraction, uniform theories, creeping waves, advanced antenna theory, and topics of current interest. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 520 or PHYS 505. Recommended: ECE 577.

Subject Area

Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing

Description

Asymptotic solutions of Maxwell's equations, geometrical optics, edge diffraction, uniform theories, creeping waves, advanced antenna theory, and topics of current interest.

Topics

  • Geometrical theory of diffraction: asymptotic solution of Maxwell's equations; geometrical optics; edge diffraction; uniform theories; creeping waves
  • Physical teory of diffraction: physical optics and fringe current, incremental edge diffraction, coated body, CAD interface, general purpose computer code development and usage
  • Other topics: radar equation; Friis transmission formula; near-field RCS

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Geometrical theory of diffraction: asymptotic solution of Maxwell's equations; geometrical optics; edge diffraction; uniform theories; creeping waves
  • Physical teory of diffraction: physical optics and fringe current, incremental edge diffraction, coated body, CAD interface, general purpose computer code development and usage
  • Other topics: radar equation; Friis transmission formula; near-field RCS

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Last updated

2/13/2013