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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code AVR621
Subject Title Antenna Theory and Design


Fundamental Concepts of antenna parameters, Radiation from Wires and Loops: Infinitesimal dipole, finite-length dipole, linear elements near conductors, dipoles for mobile communication, small circular loop, Aperture Antennas: Huygens’ principle, radiation from rectangular and circular apertures, design considerations, Babinet’s principle, Fourier transform method in aperture antenna theory, Horn and Reflector Antennas: Radiation from sectoral and pyramidal horns, design concepts, prime-focus parabolic reflector and cassegrain antennas, Microstrip Antennas: Basic characteristics, feeding methods, methods of analysis, design of rectangular and circular patch antennas, Antenna Arrays: Analysis of uniformly spaced arrays with uniform and non-uniform excitation amplitudes, extension to planar arrays, synthesis of antenna arrays using Schelkunoff polynomial method, Fourier transform method, and Woodward-Lawson method.

Text Books

1. Balanis, C.A., “Antenna Theory and Design”, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons (2005).

2. Jordan, E.C. and Balmain, K.G., “Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems”, 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall of India (1993).

3. Stutzman, W.L. and Thiele, H.A., “Antenna Theory and Design”, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons (1998).

4. Garg, R., Bhartia, P., Bahl, I. and Ittipiboon, A., “Microstrip Antenna Design Handbook”, Artech House (2001).


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