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Understand the Principles of Antennas and their Operation

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Understanding Antennas (2 days)

Antennas are found in all radio based communications systems.

The properties and performance of the antennas is a key determinant in the design of much of the rest of the system.

This 2 day course* describes the properties of antennas as system elements and illustrates the principles involved with how the antennas function, along with descriptions of a selection of commonly encountered antenna types.

The basic ideas of electromagnetics and communications systems are used to describe the operation of antennas in a communications system. A basic knowledge of electromagnetism is recommended but not required.

*Please note that this course has previously been called Principles of Antennas.

This course is available on request as an in-house course at your premises or at York EMC Services. Please contact us for more information.

Upcoming Dates

There are no dates currently set for this course. Please contact York EMC to register your interest or find out when this course will be available.

What is it about?

Topics covered include:

  • Antenna parameters, gain, beamwidth, aperture, directivity, efficiency and other considerations.
  • The physics of the radiation mechanism
  • Antennas in reception, antenna noise properties
  • The Friis transmission equation
  • Array antennas
  • Aperture antennas
  • Broadband antennas
  • Circularly polarised antennas

Who should attend?

  • Engineers needing to appreciate the operation and workings of antennas in a modern communications environment.
  • Engineers dealing with smartphones, Wi-Fi, smart home, enabled¬†tech, and the Internet of Things.

A basic knowledge of electromagnetism is recommended but not required.

(Note: This course does not cover antenna design)

What will I achieve?

  • An understanding of the different types of antennas
  • Understanding of how antennas work and their properties
  • Appreciation of how the antenna module of your product effects its overall design


Key Benefits

  • Antenna parameter discussion
  • Treatment of different types of antennas
  • Introduction to the physics behind antennas
  • Properties and performance of antennas