Unformatted text preview: Outline: 1. Electromagnetic radiation. 2. Antenna fundamentals (gain, impedance, polarization, pattern). 3. Antenna types and arrays. 4. Overview of a cellular communication system. 5. Concepts in reflection, diffraction, and scattering of electromagnetic waves. 6. Theoretical, experimental, and statistical models of propagation. 7. Use of propagation models to predict signal strength at the receiver. 8. Fading. 9. Diversity. Grading : Homework (30%), Midterm 1 (35%), Midterm 2 (35%). Exam dates to be determined. Homework : It will be assigned ~weekly. Assigned Friday and collected on the following Friday....
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- Fall '10
- Polarization, Electromagnetic spectrum, F. L. Teixeira