Understand the Principles of Antennas and their Operation
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.
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
- Antenna parameter discussion
- Treatment of different types of antennas
- Introduction to the physics behind antennas
- Properties and performance of antennas