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 two 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.
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.
CPD hours | 12
Course Leader | Rob Armstrong
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.
Please 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
- 12 continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.