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Teaching Antennas and Propagation to Undergraduates, IEE Colloquium on

Date 8 Mar 1988

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Teaching Antennas and Propagation to Undergraduates' (Digest No.84)

    Publication Year: 1988
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    The following topics were dealt with: teaching antennas and propagation to undergraduates; electromagnetics in university undergraduate curriculum; fields and gates in electronic engineering; telecommunications systems; method of moments to EMC; animated graphics; microwaves in laboratory; LF to HF propagation; Eindhoven University curriculum. Abstracts of individual papers can be found under the relevant classification codes in this or other issues View full abstract»

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  • Teaching antennas and propagation to undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 6/1 - 6/3
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    Discusses the need for an undergraduate course in antennas and propagation at the Open University. All engineering students need an understanding of broad engineering principles that apply as much in the RF field as in digital electronics. It is suggested that a case study approach could be the most effective way to broaden the content of each subject. One such study, on near field testing, is outlined View full abstract»

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  • Truth, beauty-and market place too? The survival of electromagnetics in the university undergraduate curriculum

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 3/1 - 3/4
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    Discusses the decline in electromagnetics graduate students and possible remedies for this condition. The use of visualisation of fields and sources through computer imaging to cultivate student interest is suggested View full abstract»

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  • Students onto antennas and propagation at Eindhoven University of Technology

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 12/1 - 12/4
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    Outlines the four year curriculum offered by Eindhoven University. The following optional courses are available in the antennas and propagation field: electromagnetism and telecommunications; radio and radar; antennas and propagation; EM waves and antennas; wave transmission in inhomogeneous media; ionospheric research and EM waves; microwave theory and techniques View full abstract»

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  • Animated graphics: old and new technologies

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 9/1 - 9/4
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Good teaching must facilitate the learning process for the student by presenting visual images directly to him, for instance by means of simple graphics or the superior version of animated graphics which can also illustrate the effect of time-varying parameters. Two techniques which are being used to create animated visuals are illustrated: animation recorded on film using stop-motion technique; and animation based on computer derived video technology of high-speed display and data storage View full abstract»

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  • A balanced approach to teaching antennas and propagation

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 5/1 - 5/4
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    The author draws on experience as a research student working on radio wave propagation theory, as a government scientist working on antennas for aircraft, as a lecturer in electronic engineering, and most recently as an industrial engineer running an antenna group. A balance is needed between mathematical theory and real life applications. There are three (at least) ways of aiding understanding of the mathematical formulations. These are: physical explanations; real life examples; and practical demonstrations. These three ideas are addressed View full abstract»

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  • Propagation from LF to SHF

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 11/1 - 11/3
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    The educational course offered by Birmingham University, UK, deals with deterministic propagation only. Three of the overall total of 8 lectures are included in an introductory course, four are in an advanced course, and one is included in a separate course on communication systems. The introductory course deals with ground wave propagation at LF and MF. Consideration is also given to HF propagation via the ionosphere View full abstract»

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  • From the method of moments to EMC

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 8/1 - 8/4
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    Presents the author's experiences at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa where a 24 lecture course on antennas and propagation was first introduced into the final year electrical engineering curriculum in 1981. Following his appointment from industry the author made a conscious decision at an early stage to emphasize the basic aspects of antenna theory, the inter-relationships between antennas and their environment, the calculability of characteristics and performance and the significance of, what was soon referred to as, electromagnetic engineering, in the modern world. The course evolved from the purely blackboard-based lecture situation to one which involved computer simulation, written project reports, case studies and site visits View full abstract»

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  • Antennas and propagation: a telecommunications systems subject

    Publication Year: 1988
    Cited by:  Patents (98)
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    The design, construction, testing and utilisation of communication systems between a source and a sink physically well apart, i.e. telecommunications, involves a variety of signal processing stages. Two of these are the channel encoding and decoding which contain the fundamental aspects of modulation and demodulation with their wealth of varieties, particularly, since the expansion of digital communications. There are two other important elements of the channel encoding/decoding: the antennas or transducers between transmitter and receiver, and the channel or propagation medium. The telecommunications/microwave systems engineering course taught at Portsmouth Polytechnic is outlined View full abstract»

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  • On fields and gates: change in the landscape of electronic engineering

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 4/1 - 4/2
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    The teaching at university level of electromagnetic field theory and wave propagation has continued, without much significant change, from a pattern which was completed in the late 19th century. Of all the subjects taught in the university curriculum of electronic and electrical engineering, electromagnetic field theory is by far the most rigorous and intellectually challenging. The geometrical aspect, and the mechanism-dynamism split, are central to an understanding of the difficulty that students may have in the early stages of electromagnetic education, and also provide the key explanation for the current worrying decline in appreciation of the subject, as is discussed in the paper View full abstract»

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  • Microwaves in the laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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    The place for increasing interest and enhancing learning in the area of microwave/EM wave propagation is in the laboratory. If possible computer simulations should be used to demonstrate important concepts. An example is the area of standing waves. Undergraduates can usually understand standing waves using opposite rotating phasors, but to not realise that each point on the line will vary from a positive to a negative value. A computer simulation of the resultant wave propagation in time will demonstrate that the magnitude of the envelope of the resultant pattern gives the standing wave pattern. The simulation should be shown for a short-circuit, an open-circuit, a match load, and a 25 Ω load View full abstract»

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