EECS 430 - Radiowave Propagation and Link Design
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Department: CoE Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Credits:
4 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Enforced Prerequisites:
EECS 330 completed with a minimum grade of at least C; or graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
(non-LSA).
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Fundamentals of electromagnetic wave propagation in the ionosphere, the troposphere, and near the Earth. Student teams will develop practical radio link designs and demonstrate critical technologies. Simple antennas, noise, diffraction, ref raction, absorption, multi-path interference, and scattering are studied.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To give students hands-on experience in radiowave propagation, antennae, system noise and hardware in applications such as: wireless teleco mmunication, radar, and radio navigation;
  2. To give students practical experience in wireless radiowave link design using each of the following: (a) a conceptual system design project; and (b) hands-on proof-of-concept demonstration projects.

TOPICS COVERED:

  1. Radiation, dipoles, Poynting thm.
  2. Antennae, Friis transmission eqn.
  3. Receiver and antenna noise
  4. Signal-to-noise, free space link
  5. GPS, radar link, receiving system
  6. Detained antenna characteristics
  7. Propagation in dispersive media
  8. Propagation in troposphere and in ionosphere; satellite links
  9. Propagation over land, water, city

Course Requirements:

  1. Weekly problem sets
  2. In-class closed-book exams
  3. Design oral & written report

EECS 430 - Radiowave Propagation and Link Design
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
10669
Open
55
 
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TuTh 3:30PM - 5:00PM
011 (LAB)
P
10670
Open
55
 
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F 10:30AM - 1:30PM
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