Module Specification

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Code ELEC312
Coordinator Prof Y Huang
Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5


To introduce fundamental antenna principles and concepts based on the underlying electromagnetic theory.

To gain a good understanding of antenna theory and design.

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Co-requisite modules:


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The ability and understand the operation and fuctions of antennas

(LO2) The ability to design basics antennas

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:Independent learningProblem solving and theoretical design skills

(S2) On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:-Apply their theoretical knowledge to the design and evaluation of simple antenna systems.

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:Demonstrate their ability to analyse simple antenna systems.

(S4) After successful completion of the module, the student should be abe to: Demonstrate their familiarity with fundamental antenna concepts such as near and far fields and their distribution, radiation resistance and its calculation, radiation patterns and their relationship to antenna gain as well as the relationship between gain and directivity. Demonstrate the manipulation of Maxwell's equations which underpin these concepts that are fundamental to the module.



- The review of Electromagetics Generic understanding of Maxwell's equations, radiowave and transmission lines.

- Introduction of Antennas Definition, main parameters, antenna radiation pattern, impedance, gain and directivity.

- Analysis of single-element antennas; Wire type antennas (e.g dipole, monopol, loop and log-periodic antennas) and aperture type antennas (e.g horn, reflector and patch antennas).

- Simple Array Theory, Array factor and pattern multiplication. Broadside and endfire arrays.

- Antenna simulation and measurements. Simulation and measurement tools.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture Description: Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial Description:

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 57


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Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2 examination period  2 hours    100       
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Reading List

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