Basic Antenna Concepts

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Basic Antenna Concepts

Course Description

Looking to understand antenna basics? This Basic Antenna Concepts course provides an understanding of the fundamental properties, operations, utilizations, and applications of antennas. You will focus on intuitive physical explanations and laboratory demonstrations that will clearly define terms and provide examples to illustrate how and when different types of antennas are used.

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early as possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 

Course Content


  • Review of dBs and vector math
  • Overview of how to describe antennas performance


  • Why the physics of electromagnetics drives the different ways antennas are constructed
  • Why the different types of antennas perform differently
  • Hardware examples of Low, Medium, and High Gain antennas
  • Hands-on antenna construction lab


  • Approaches used to computer simulate antenna performance
  • Measurement techniques used to characterize antennas
  • Antenna pattern measurement lab


  • Licensing and Radiation Hazard guidance for antenna use
  • Examples of antenna applications and the reasons for choosing specific antennas
Requirements & Materials



  • Software used in lectures and labs

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 non-antenna specialists and anyone needing to understand antenna basics.

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What You Will Learn

  • How antennas work
  • Construct and test three basic antennas
  • Measuring antenna patterns
  • How to use computer simulation to analyze various types of antennas
  • Laboratory sessions to gain practical experience and reinforce lecture information
  • Mathematical and physics principles needed for antenna courses
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How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a working knowledge of what antennas do.
  • Know when to use different types of antennas.
  • Understand how the environment impacts antenna performance.
  • Learn what to consider when choosing antennas for a specific application.
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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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