Antenna Engineering

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Antenna Engineering

Course Description

This course covers the gamut of antenna engineering topics. You will explore the theory and practice of antenna engineering, including over 85 popular antenna types, applications, and electromagnetic properties, from basic to state-of-the-art. You will study a wide spectrum of frequencies, from 300 kHz to 550 GHz, with primary emphasis in the medium frequency, high frequency, very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF), and microwave regions. Plus, gain an understanding of communications, radar, commercial, and military applications, as well as related topics, such as radomes, antenna materials, computer modeling of antennas, antenna optimization, antenna noise, and antenna measurement techniques.

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Course Content


  • Radiation, gain, efficiency, effective area, and impedance
  • Pattern, polarization, and noise temperature
  • Transmission lines and antenna impedance matching


  • Basic antennas: dipole, loop, slot, and microstrip
  • Low gain, medium gain, and high gain antenna types
  • Special applications: small, vehicle, low noise, and base station


  • Medium and high frequency antennas
  • VHF and UHF antennas
  • Microwave and millimeter wave antennas


  • Review of the major computer codes for computer antenna analysis
  • Computer optimization of antennas


  • Fundamentals of phased array antennas
  • Technology of phased array antennas
  • Radar phased array antennas and the radar range equation


  • Far-field and anechoic chamber measurement techniques
  • Compact range measurement technique
  • Near-field range measurement technique

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, antenna engineering managers, project planners, and practicing antenna technicians. This course will be beneficial for those who need to know how the antenna affects the performance of a radar or communications system, how to select the materials used for antenna construction, how to analyze and design the electromagnetic performance of an antenna, and how to measure the electromagnetic performance of an antenna. This course will also be beneficial for those who need to understand the facility requirements, time, cost, and skill level required to manufacture an antenna.

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What You Will Learn

  • The definition of antenna parameters such as gain, directivity, efficiency, effective area, polarization, noise temperature, pattern, and boresight
  • The role of the antenna in communication and radar systems via the Friis transmission equation and radar range equation
  • The operation of each of the major classes of antennas and variations of antenna types within each class
  • The design equations and procedure for each of the major classes of antenna types
  • Basic computer analysis of antennas and antenna optimization
  • Auxiliary information concerning transmission lines, antenna materials, noise temperature, radomes, and antenna measurement techniques
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How You Will Benefit

  • Master the definitions of antenna radiation, gain, directivity, efficiency, effective area, pattern, impedance, antenna noise temperature, and polarization of antennas for wireless communications and radar.
  • Learn the Friis transmission equation and radar range equation.
  • Understand the operation of a wide range of popular antenna types.
  • Carry out an initial design of a wide range of antenna types.
  • Understand the role of transmission lines, antenna materials, and radomes on the performance of antennas.
  • Learn the available techniques for antenna electromagnetic measurement and diagnostics.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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