Basic Antenna Concepts

Course Description

Understand the fundamental properties, operations, utilizations and applications of antennas. Focus on intuitive physical explanations and laboratory demonstrations. When equations are used, they are not derived. Instead, the significance of each will be explained. All terms will be clearly defined, and examples will be given to illustrate how they are used.

Course ID: DEF 1501P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 19, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,795 18289
Section Details Sep 11, 2018 Sep 13, 2018 Sep 11, 2018 Classroom San Diego, CA $1,795 18290
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14374 Jul 15, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,795
14482 Sep 9, 2014 Sep 11, 2014 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,895
15197 Mar 31, 2015 Apr 2, 2015 Classroom Arlington, VA $1,795
15360 Jul 15, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,795
16266 Jan 26, 2016 Jan 28, 2016 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,795
16297 Jun 14, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,795
17217 Feb 28, 2017 Mar 2, 2017 Classroom San Diego, CA $1,795
17225 Sep 19, 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Classroom Denver, CO $1,795

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Non-antenna specialists and anyone needing to understand antenna basics

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a working knowledge of what antennas do.
  • Learn to construct a basic antenna.
  • Examine how antennas work.
  • Master measuring antenna patterns.
  • Know when to use what type of antennas.
  • Understand how the environment impacts antenna performance.
  • Learn what to consider when choosing antennas for a specific application.
  • Learn the mathematical and physics principles needed for antenna courses.
  • Discover how to use computer simulation to analyze various types of antennas.
  • Laboratory sessions provide practical experience and reinforce lecture information.


  • Antenna definitions

  • Low-gain antennas

  • Medium-gain antennas

  • Antenna construction lab

  • Transmission lines

  • Reflector antennas

  • Array antennas

  • Fundamentals of propagation

  • Modeling and simulation of antennas

  • Antenna hardware examples

  • Basic antenna measurements

  • Antenna measurements lab

  • Rules, regulations and governance

  • Radiation hazards and considerations

  • Antenna applications

  • Polarization demonstration

  • Basic antenna principles



  • Software used in lectures and labs

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Glenn Hopkins