Course Details

ELE720 - Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

2023-2024 Spring term information
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ELE720 - Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
PhD 3 0 3 10
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : -
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Preparing and/or Presenting Reports, Problem Solving
Course objective : The main purpose of this course is to equip students with necessary knowledge and skills about the basic concepts and principles of electromagnetic wave propagation in the atmosphere and over the ground, as well as about the modeling, analysis and design methods that are used in this field.
Learning outcomes : Describe the main principles and application within Electromagnetic wave propagation in free space To calculate the Electromagnetic Field depending on the different propagation media and frequency in telecommunication To understant the research papers and the plannig about RF propagation To recognise the application and usage of the related national and international standards
Course content : Introduction to Electromagnetic wave theory, Propagation of RF waves and ApplicationsRadio wave propagation in free space, the effects of the Earth's surface on propagation, propagation problems for the line of sight paths. Influence of the troposphere ans Ionosphere on propagation, concept of diffraction, frequency sharing, noise and interference problems..
References : Lecture notes; -R.E.Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propadation, McGraw Hill, 1985; -J. Lavergnat, M.Sylvain, Radio Wave Propagation Principles and Techniques, Wiley, 2000. ; -A.Saakian, Radio Wave Propagation Fundamentals, Artech House, 2011.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to the basic principles and wave mechanisms (reflection, diffraction, refraction) in electromagnetic wave propagation
2 Basics principles of electromagnetics and antenna analysis
3 Line of sight (LOS) propagation, atmospheric attenuation
4 Propagation over Earth (interference region)
5 Propagation over Earth (diffraction region)
6 Tropospheric propagation
7 Midterm Exam-I
8 Ionospheric propagation
9 Numerical methods for electromagnetic wave propagation
10 Satellite communication
11 Statistical modeling, noise
12 Midterm Exam II
13 General review by classifying all propagation models according to the frequency band of operation
14 Project presentations
15 Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 3 30
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 2 30
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 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 5 70
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 3 22 66
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study duration) 2 25 50
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 34 80 253
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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