Antennas and Adaptive Beamforming
Prof. Rolf Jakoby; Katalog 1.7, 3+1 SWS, ab WS01/02
1 Antenna Fundamentals and Definitions 1.1 Historical advancement 1.2 Types and applications of antennas Application: Antennas in wireless communications systems and sensors 1.3 Antennas radiation, radiation pattern and field regions 1.4 Far-field pattern of an ideal dipole and short dipole 1.4.1 Ideal dipole with uniform current distribution 1.4.2 Short dipole with triangular current distribution Application: Antennas in mobile handsets at low frequencies 1.5 Antenna Modeling: Far-field pattern of line sources 1.5.1 Uniform line source 1.5.2 Tapered line source 1.5.3 Field regions of line sources Application: Modeling of continuous and discrete (array) antennas 1.6 Image Theory: Linear elements near infinite and plane perfect/non-perfect conductors Application: Antennas in mobile communication systems 1.7 Antenna synthesis methods: Beam-shaping synthesis methods 1.8 Fundamental parameters of antennas: radiation power density, effective area, … Application: Transmission Factor and Power Budget of Radio Links 2 Array Antennas 2.1 The array factor for linear arrays 2.1.1 Two-element array 2.1.2 Linear array of N elements 2.2 Uniformly excited, equally spaced array (phased-scanning array) 2.3 Non-uniformly excited, equally spaced linear array 2.4 Multi-dimensional planar arrays (N-elements along the z-, x- and y-axis) 2.5 Mutual coupling Application: Array antennas in wireless communication systems and automotive sensors 3 Finite-Length Linear Wire Dipole Antennas With Sinusoidal Current Distribution 3.1 Current distribution 3.2 Radiated far-fields 3.3 Radiation intensity and power 3.4 Directivity 3.5 Radiation resistance and input impedance 3.6 Half-wavelength dipole Application: Wire antennas in navigation, television and radio broadcasting systems 4 Aperture Antennas 4.1 Far-field radiation from apertures 4.2 Horn antennas 4.3 Reflector antennas 4.4 Lens antennas 4.5 Double reflector antenna configurations Application: in satellite systems and broadband radio access networks above 10 GHz

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1995. Drabowitch u. 1996. Zürcher. T. Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook. Kraus.1 Tracking Antennas 7. 6 Radiation Integrals and Numerical Calculation Methods for Antennas 6.3. Artech House. Antennas and Adaptive Beamforming antenna_content. 1986. Broadband Patch Antennas. D.2 Short dipole with triangular current distribution 6.3. Stutzman/Thiele.2 Antennas in Remote Sensing and Mobile Communications 7.3 Applications of the radiation integrals on antennas 6.5 Digital signal processing technology Application: Electronically steerable antennas in automotive sensors and adaptive beamforming in mobile communications Literature: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] C.3 Finite-length linear wire dipole antenna 6. 1988. John Wiley & Sons. J.3.3. Kwok-Yeung Lo.a. automotive radar …. T.4.2 Coplanar slot antennas Application: in base stations. J. C. K.5 Reflector and lens antenna configurations 6.3.S. F. A. Antennas.4.2 High-frequency methods Geometrical optics (Aperture Distribution Method) Physical optics (Surface Current Method) Uniform theory of diffraction Example: Radiation fields of reflector antennas 7 Applications of Antenna Systems 7.R. McGraw Hill. adaptive algorithms) 7.1 Basic concepts of analog and digital beamforming technologies 7.3. Gardiol.3.4 Rectangular and circular aperture antennas 6. Fujimoto. John Wiley & Sons. 1997.1 Infinitesimal dipole with uniform current distribution 6.3 Spatial processing in communications 7. Principles of Antennas. Antenna Theory and Design.1 Solution of Maxwell´s equations for radiation problems 6. James. Artech House.3.E.Content 2 5 Printed Antennas 5. 1988. Cambridge University Press. Modern Antennas. 1998. 1994.F. J.4 Numerical Calculation Methods for Antennas 6. Balanis. J.1 Integral equation methods in the time and frequency domain Example: Thick linear dipole antenna with the method of moments 6. J.3 Electronically Steerable and Adaptive Antenna Systems (Smart Antennas) 7. Chapman & Hall. 1998. S. Artech House.. Artech House.3.doc . Reflectors and Lens Antennas. Antenna Theory. Litva.3.4 Digital beamforming networks 7.2 Adaptive beamforming (criteria for optimal weights. Sletten.1 Microstrip patch antennas 5.2 Solution of the vector wave equation 6.M MacLean. Digital Beamforming in Wireless Communications.

Measurement Techniques • Figures of merit for antennas • Measurement of circuit parameters • Near Field / Far Field methods • Measurement of antenna radiation parameters Antennas and Adaptive Beamforming antenna_content.8. Design Techniques and Simulation Tools • FDTD • FEM • MoM • RF circuit simulation • Example for a design procedure 6. Transmission Lines for Planar Structures • Microstrip • Coplanar waveguide • Stripline • Waveguide transitions 3. e. Sem.doc ..and 4th-generation mobile communication systems and automotive near-range radar sensors. S. 1+3 SWS.g. 1. Circuitry Elements • Active/ passive devices • Lumped and distributed elements • Packaging and mounting of devices 5. 3rd. Dielectric Substrates • Material concepts • Properties of different substrates • Multilayer structures • Fabrication techniques 2.Content 3 Projektseminar: “Planar Antenna Systems” (Katalog 1.and slot-antenna arrays with beamforming capabilities for wireless communication systems and sensors. 8. ab SS01) Application of microstrip. Planar Antennas • Patch antenna • Slot antenna • Dipole antenna • Matching networks • Power divider structures 4.