Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training
|Commitment||3 days, 7-8 hours a day.|
|How To Pass||Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.|
|User Ratings||Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said|
|Delivery Options||Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live|
Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training Course – Hands-on
Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this training course:
Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training Course – Objectives:
Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas and antenna arrays.
- The appropriate antenna for your application.
- Factors that affect antenna array designs and antenna systems.
- Measurement techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers.
Antenna & Array Fundamentals Training – Course Content
Basic concepts in antenna theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques.
RF Field Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and the Friis transmission formula.
Types of antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, and contrasted from a performance/applications standpoint.
Propagation effects. Direct, sky, and ground waves. Diffraction and scattering.
Antenna arrays and array factors (e.g., uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays).
Scanning from broadside. Sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness.
Beam steering. Phase shifters and true-time delay devices. Some commonly used components and delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared.
Measurement techniques used in anechoic chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic chambers such as the quality of the absorbent material, quiet zone, and measurement errors. Compact, outdoor, and near-field ranges.
Software simulation concepts. Discussion and distinction between: Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), the method of moments (MoM), and the Finite Element Method (FEM.) Some commercial codes that use these techniques.
Throughput and data rates. Various antennas are examined to quantify suitability for data transmission.
Special topics: The class can be tailored to meet the desired needs of the students.
Questions and answers.