Course Details

ELE 440 Antennas and Propagation Laboratory
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21-25
Supervisor(s):Dr. Feza Arıkan
Assistant(s):Hüseyin Emre Mutlu

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 26/05/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesExperiment
Project Design/Management
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE444 ANTENNAS and PROPAGATION.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveIt is aimed to give the following topics to the students; Fundametals of antenna parameters, Measurement of antenna parameters, Understanding of a microwave link, Design of a microstrip antenna, to apply the theoretical foundation in ELE 444, Antennas and Propagation course to real life problems, encourage team work, and introduce project planning.  
Learning outcomes
  1. Have basic understanding of antenna parameters,
  2. Measure antenna parameters,
  3. Investigate a microwave link,
  4. Design, simulate, fabricate and measure a microstrip antenna under the given constraints,
  5. Have participated in a team.
Course ContentReview of antenna parameters,
Measurement of radiation pattern and antenna gain,
Investigation of a Line-Of-Sight microwave link,
Design of a microstrip antenna using a simulation package,
Fabricate the microstrip antenna,
Measurement of input impedance of the fabricated microstrip antenna,
Presentation of microstrip antenna design procedure and test results.
References1) Collin, R.E., Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw Hill, 1988.
2) Balanis, C.A., Antenna Theory, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2005.
3) Laboratory Manual.
4) Manuals of simulation packages for antenna design. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction to Antenna Laboratory, equipment and measurement systems
Week 2Introduction to antenna design simulation packages, formation of teams for design project
Week 3Exp. 1: Measurement of antenna parameters: Plotting of radiation pattern
Week 4Project, Part 1: Theoretical design of microstrip antenna
Week 5Exp. 2: Measurement of antenna gain (Horn antenna)
Week 6Project, Part 1: Theoretical design of microstrip antenna
Week 7Exp. 3: Observation of doppler frequency shift
Week 8Project, Part 2: Simulation of microstrip antenna
Week 9Exp. 4: Measurement of received power and antenna gain in a microwave link
Week 10Project, Part 2: Simulation of microstrip antenna
Week 11Project, Part 3 : Manufacturing of the microstrip antenna
Week 12Project , Part 3: Manufacturing of the microstrip antenna
Week 13Project, Part 4: : Measurement of S-parameter of the microstrip antenna
Week 14Project presentations
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes1160
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 0 0 0
Laboratory 4 2 8
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)4312
Presentation / Seminar Preparation155
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 155
Total Workload114560

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.     X
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.    X
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.    X
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.     X
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.    X
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.    X
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.    X
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.    X
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.  X  
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.   X 
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.    X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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