AOSS 431 - Radiowave Prop
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS)
Department: CoE Climate and Space
4 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
EECS 330 and senior standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Course Objectives:

  • To develop a theoretical and practical understanding of wireless radiowave propagation, antennas, system noise, and the hardware realizations used in applications such as telecommunications, remote sensing, and satellite communications.
  • To acquire practical experience in wireless radiowave link design and to develop professional skills including team dynamics, project management, and product development.

Lecture Topics:

Lecture topics include : refraction, diffraction, attenuation and radiation of radio waves; antenna system parameters; basic practical antennas; the Friis equation; propagation (near earth, troposphere, ionosphere, indoor and urban environments); atmospheric effects; system noise and interference; link budget analysis; fading and multipath interference.

Practical wireless systems such as point-to-point microwave links, mobile, satellite, radiometer and radar systems are covered.

AOSS 431 - Radiowave Prop
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
002 (LAB)
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
012 (LAB)
M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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