Electromagnetic Materials and their Measurement: RAM, Radome, and RAS

Course Description

This three day course introduces the physical concepts that govern electromagnetic materials, composites, and metamaterials. This physics is then applied in lectures and hands-on laboratory demonstrations to introduce students to a variety of concepts, including: material measurement principles and techniques, measurement equipment and software, and procedures necessary to generate application-oriented material property databases. The three days are split approximately 50:50 between lecture and laboratory.

Course ID: DEF 3546P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form.

Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-9395.  

Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Available Classroom Sections

There are no available sections for this course. Please check back later.

Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Some basic knowledge in electromagnetics and/or material engineering and/or electromagnetic measurements

Who Should Attend

Technical professionals and technical managers whose job requires knowledge in the areas of: radar absorbers, radomes, ceramics, circuit substrates, magnetic materials for phase shifters, isolators, etc., food packaging, medical electromagnetic thermography and treatment.

How You Will Benefit

  • Introduce the student to fundamental physics common to electromagnetic material utilization and measurement
  • Introduce the student to electromagnetic fundamentals of transmission lines, cascade networks, and resonant cavities
  • Provide the student with supervised “hands on” experience with various modeling and measurement software
  • Demonstrate to the student electromagnetic material design principles
  • Provide students with a supervised “hands on” experience in measurement of magnetic and dielectric materials

Content

  • Lecture: Introduction to dielectric and magnetic materials and their composites
  • Lecture: Scattering by dielectric and magnetic materials: fundamentals to applications
  • Laboratory Demonstration 1: Network analyzer measurements; reflection and transmission
  • Laboratory Demonstration 2: Homogeneous material measurements
  • Lecture: Design of metamaterials, inhomogeneous materials, and measurement
  • Lecture: Free space measurement - introduction and advanced applications for inhomogeneous materials
  • Lecture: Low frequency measurement techniques
  • Lecture: Supporting measurements (TEM, SEM, EDXRA, magnetization)
  • Hands-on Laboratories: Focused beam (constitutive parameter and scattering measurements), cavities, coaxial transmission line, and waveguide