Course Details

ELE620 - Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

2023-2024 Fall term information
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ELE620 - Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
MS 3 0 3 8
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; -L. 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 14 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 10
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 2 40
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
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 1 22 22
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 32 80 209
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems.
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.
6. Produces novel solutions for problems.
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects.
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work.
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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