ECE 523 - Advanced Antenna Engineering 

Description: Credit 4. Radiation from helix and spiral; aperture antennas; linear and planar array synthesis; Hallenís and other methods for impedance; design of Array Feed; and reflector and lens antennas.

Prerequisites: ECE 421 and ECE 520

Recent Textbook: 

  • R. S. Elliott, Antenna Theory and Design, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Publishing Company,1981.
  • T. Milligan, Modern Antenna Design, New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1985.
  • W. L. Stutzman and G. A. Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design, New York, New York: John Wiley and Sons Publishing

  •  Company, 1981.
  • J. D. Kraus, Antennas, 2nd edition, New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1988.


 1.    Review of antenna parameters, theorems and other fundamentals
 2.    Radiation for wire antennas

      a. Radiation characteristics of monopole, dipole and helix

 3.    Aperture antennas

      a. Radiation from slots, horns and patches

 4.    Linear array synthesis

      a. Dolph-Chebyshev, Taylor, Bayliss, convolution and other optimal and near optimal methods of synthesis

 5.    Planar array synthesis

      a. Synthesis of rectangular, hexagonal and circular arrays via separable and non-separable distribution techniques
      such as Bayliss, convolution, Taylor and Tseng-Cheng

 6.    Antenna impedance

      a. Hallenís and other integral equations for current distribution on a cylindrical antenna
      b. Self and mutual impedance
      c. Numerical methods

 7.    Design of array feeds

      a. Design of feed structures for various antennas including dipoles, slot and patch antenna arrays

 8.    Reflector and lens antennas

      a. Geometrical optics
      b. Parabolic and paraboloidal reflector antennas
      c. Dual reflector antennas
      d. Dielectric lenses such as Maxwell fish-eye and Luneburg lenses