Course detail

HF techniques and antennas

FEKT-CVSTAcad. year: 2017/2018

Propagation of EM waves in homogeneous and non-homogeneous environment. propagation of EM waves along transmission lines and in real terrain. Radiation of EM waves. basic types of antennas and their parameters. Matching and symetrization circuits. Basic HF circuits below 1 GHz: amplifiers, modulators, demodulators. Basic microwave circuits above 1 GHz: filters, amplifiers. Commercial software for modeling and design of microwave circuits.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding principles of radiation and propagation of EM waves. Knowledge of important types of antennas and their parameters. Understanding symetrization and matching circuits.
Knowledge of basic HF ciruits (below 1 GHz). knowledge of basic microwave circuits (above 1 GHz). Ability to explore commercial programs for modelling of HF circuits and antennas.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GUPTA, K. C., GARG, R., BAHL, I., BHARTIA, P. Microstrip lines and slotlines. 2nd ed. Norwood: Artech House, 1996. (EN)
JORDAN, E. C., BALMAIN, K. G. Electromagnetic waves and radiating systems. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1968. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The student can obtain up to 20 points in laboratory execrises and computer one. At the exam, maximally 80 points can be obtained.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Explaining principles of radiation and propagation of EM waves. Describing important types of antennas and their parameters. Introducing symetrization and matching circuits to students.
Describing basic HF ciruits (below 1 GHz). Describing basic microwave circuits (above 1 GHz). Introducing commercial programs for modelling of HF circuits and antennas.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-TLI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer