Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2014/2015
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOMEDICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (ING-INF/02)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
FERRARA Giuseppe
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Course description

The course is aimed first of all at presenting the basic knowledge of method and techniques of propagation in both guided structures and free space. Exercitations at the University Laboratories, using the Anechoic Chamber and microwave components, are developed to better understanding some propagation topics.

Prerequisites

Electromagnetics

Syllabus

Propagation in guided structures: Transmission line equation – Wave propagation on a transmission line – Transmission line parameters – Characteristic Impedance – The lossless transmission Line - Voltage Reflection Coefficient – Standing Waves Ratio – Imput Inpedance of the Lossless Line – Resonance Conditions – Electromagnetic Theory of transmission Lines – TEM, TE, TM Modes – Coaxial Cable – Rectangular wave guide – Dispersion Law – Power in guide – Matching of transmission lines: Quarter-Wave Transformer – Impedance Matrix - Scattering Matrix - Smith Chart – Single Stub matching – Double Stub Matching. Free Space Propagation: Reflection, refraction and transmission of electromagnetic waves – Snell laws – Vertical and Horizontal Polarization - Brewster Angle – Direct ray, Reflection, Diffraction – Plane Earth Propagation – Real word propagation – Rough Surface Scattering - Fresnel zones – Trophosferic propagation - Fading – Trophosferic effects – Ionospheric propagation – Ionospheric effects – Effective Earth radius - Gaseous Attenuation - Introduction to propagation principles for wireless systems.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

G. Franceschetti, Campi Elettromagnetici, Boringhieri
F. T. Ulaby, Fondamenti di campi elettromagnetici, McGraw-Hill
R. E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering, McGraw-Hill
R. E. Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw-Hill

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