Antenna Engineering Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The Antenna Engineering Training course covers the theory and practice of antenna engineering, communications, radar, and commercial and military applications. Learn how to system engineer, design, and build different practical antenna types. Antenna applications and properties include EM, the spectrum of frequencies covering HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave, radar, and space antennas anything from 50 kHz to 300 GHz.

  • 3 days of Antenna Engineering Training with an expert instructor
  • Antenna Engineering Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Antenna Engineering training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Basics of How antennas work
  • The basics of electromagnetic principles applied to antennas
  • Apply mathematical and physics principles to antenna design
  • Learn the skills associated with basic communications theory, Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communications techniques
  • Basics of link budget, antenna gain antenna application, materials, and connector utilization
  • Applications of the Fourier transform (spectral) method to antenna radiation
  • Plan, calculate, design, construct, and test your choice of antennas
  • Analyze, design, and visualize the radiation characteristics of antennas (antenna horizontal and vertical patterns)
  • Analyze and measure antenna polarization
  • Basic information essential to a wide variety of practical designs of horn, dish, yagi, rectangular, and circular patches
  • Basics of moment methods, radar cross-section, VZWR, mutual impedances, aperture and horn antennas, compact range designs, and antenna measurements
  • The basics of Radar antenna
  • Basics of antenna Arrays: Linear, Planar, and Circular
  • The fundamentals of Phased Array Antennas
  • The fundamentals of SATCOM antennas
  • Fundamentals of High Frequency (HF) utilization, communications in contested environments, and communications in arctic environments
  • Apply SIGINT and ELINT principles to tactical antennas
  • We can adapt this Antenna Engineering 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 Antenna Engineering course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Antenna Engineering course 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 Antenna Engineering course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Antenna Engineering course:

  • RF engineers, scientists, software engineers, testing engineers, analysts, engineering managers, antenna technicians, field measurement technicians, and project planners.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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Introduction to Antennas
  • Antenna Basics
  • Frequency
  • Radiowave Propagation: Physics and Applications
  • Introduction to Smart Antenna
  • Antenna Arrays
  • Phased Array Antennas
Basic Antenna Concepts
  • Antenna properties
  • The basics of sinusoids (sine and cosine waves), wavelength, frequency, and the speed of light
  • Impedance, VSWR, RL, bandwidth, directivity, gain, radiation patterns, polarization,
  • Fundamental antenna elements
  • Frequency bands
  • Radiation pattern
  • Field regions
  • Directivity
  • Efficiency and Antenna Gain
  • Beamwidths and Sidelobes
  • Impedance
  • Bandwidth
  • Types of antennas
  • The monopole
  • The dipole
  • The loop
  • The folded dipole
  • The slot
  • Resonant antennas
  • Traveling wave antennas
  • Frequency independent antennas
  • Aperture antenna phased arrays
  • Electrically small antennas
  • Circularly polarized antennas
  • Classification of antenna types
  • By frequency
  • By size
  • By directivity
Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design
  • Polarization of Waves
  • Polarization of Antennas
  • Effective Aperture
  • Friis Transmission Equation
  • Antenna Temperature
  • Why do Antennas Radiate?
  • Types of Antennas
  • Antenna Arrays
  • Antenna Measurements
  • Smith Charts and Impedance Matching
  • Antenna Design
  • Review of basic antenna types
  • Radiation pattern, gain, polarization
  • Equivalent circuit & radiation efficiency
  • Smart antennas
  • Types of Antennas
  • Radiation Mechanism
  • Thin Wire Antenna
Antenna Engineering Training – Fundamental Parameters of Antennas
  • Radiation Pattern
  • Radiation Power Density
  • Radiation Intensity
  • Beamwidth
  • Directivity
  • Numerical Techniques
  • Antenna Efficiency
  • Gain
  • Beam Efficiency
  • Bandwidth
  • Polarization
  • Input Impedance
  • Antenna Radiation Efficiency
  • Antenna Vector Effective Length and Equivalent Areas
  • Maximum Directivity and Maximum Effective Area
  • Friis Transmission Equation and Radar Range Equation
  • Antenna Temperature
  • Linear Wire Antennas
  • Infinitesimal Dipole
  • Small Dipole
  • Region Separation
  • Finite Length Dipole
  • Half-Wavelength Dipole
  • Linear Elements Near or on Infinite Perfect Conductors
  • Ground Effects
  • Computer Codes
  • Multimedia
  • Loop Antennas
  • Small Circular Loop
  • Circular Loop of Constant Current
  • Circular Loop with Nonuniform Current
  • Ground and Earth Curvature Effects for Circular Loops
  • Polygonal Loop Antennas
  • Ferrite Loop
  • Mobile Communication Systems Applications
Arrays: Linear, Planar, and Circular
  • Two-Element Array
  • N-Element Linear Array: Uniform Amplitude and Spacing
  • N-Element Linear Array: Directivity
  • Design Procedure
  • N-Element Linear Array: Three-Dimensional Characteristics
  • Rectangular-to-Polar Graphical Solution
  • N-Element Linear Array: Uniform Spacing, Nonuniform Amplitude
  • Superdirectivity
  • Planar Array
  • Design Considerations
  • Circular Array
Phased Array Antennas
  • Basics of Phased Array Antennas
  • Functional Principle
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Possible Arrangements
  • Linear Array
  • Planar Array
  • Frequency Scanning Array
  • Calculation of the Phase Shift
  • Calculation Example
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