RF and wireless systems are ubiquitous. This course focuses on the transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves and their application in useful systems. RF and antenna measurements will be introduced. Antenna simulation tools will be discussed along with the design of several types of widely used antennas.
The major portion of the course will be devoted to a project that will be addressed by a small team. The team will choose a project from several options. The team is responsible for clearly defining the engineering objectives; developing a prototype design, including necessary analysis and/or simulations; specifying and acquiring components; and finally building and testing the prototype.