Course Details

ELE440 - Antennas and Propagation Laboratory

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Feza Arıkan Supervisor 21-25
Emre Efendi Assistant 21-25
Ekin Doğan Assistant 21-25
ELE440 - Antennas and Propagation Laboratory
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 0 3 1 2
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE444
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Experiment, Project Design/Management, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE444 ANTENNAS and PROPAGATION.
Course objective : It 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 : Have basic understanding of antenna parameters, Measure antenna parameters, Investigate a microwave link, Design, simulate, fabricate and measure a microstrip antenna under the given constraints, Have participated in a team.
Course content : Review 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.
References : 1) 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
Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to Antenna Laboratory, equipment and measurement systems
2 Introduction to antenna design simulation packages, formation of teams for design project
3 Exp. 1: Measurement of antenna parameters: Plotting of radiation pattern
4 Project, Part 1: Theoretical design of microstrip antenna
5 Exp. 2: Measurement of antenna gain (Horn antenna)
6 Project, Part 1: Theoretical design of microstrip antenna
7 Exp. 3: Observation of doppler frequency shift
8 Project, Part 2: Simulation of microstrip antenna
9 Exp. 4: Measurement of received power and antenna gain in a microwave link
10 Project, Part 2: Simulation of microstrip antenna
11 Project, Part 3 : Manufacturing of the microstrip antenna
12 Project , Part 3: Manufacturing of the microstrip antenna
13 Project, Part 4: : Measurement of S-parameter of the microstrip antenna
14 Project presentations
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 4 10
Laboratory 4 10
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 30
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 0 0
Final exam 1 40
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 60
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 40
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 0 0 0
Laboratory 4 2 8
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 4 3 12
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 1 5 5
Project 1 30 30
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 0 0 0
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 5 5
Total workload 11 45 60
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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