Basic knowledge of electromagnetic fields and signal processing issues.
The aim of this short course is to familiarize students with antennas, in a quite practical way. Students will acquire knowledge about all the main aspects of designing and measuring antennas.
The course is divided into two different parts: Antenna Design and Antenna Measurement (course main topics). Students are also going to be taught about Smart antennas and signal processing with antennas (special topic, with invited professors).
In the Antenna Design Part, students are going to deal with concepts and tools quite useful for antenna design and prototyping. In the Antenna Measurement Part, students are going to get used to the different measuring techniques. The course will include a visit to an Anechoic Chamber.
At the end of the course, students will be able to understand the main aspects that antenna designs and antenna measurements imply.
Evaluation: class participation 40%, and final test 60%.