ELEC 411

Antennas and Propagation

Basic antenna concepts; antennas for low, medium and high frequencies; terrestrial and satellite propagation links; environmental effects on electromagnetic radiation.

3 credits

Course Outline

Antennas and Propagation focuses on the design and implementation of the airlink portion of wireless communications systems at both the systems and device levels. Students should consider taking EECE 483 if, at some point in their career, they anticipate:

  • working in aerospace, defence, telecommunications or broadcasting
  • working for a wireless equipment manufacturer
  • working for a wireless communications consulting firm
  • working for a wireless service provider
  • designing or testing wirelesssystems
  • specifying or procuring antennas
  • designing or testing antennas

Course Topics

  • wireless fundamentals
  • introduction to vector network analyzers
  • electromagnetic
  • antennas in systems
  • antenna arrays
  • wireless propagation


Lamont V. Blake and Maurice W. Long, Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, Measurement, 3rd ed, Scitech Publishing, 2009.


ONE of
ELEC 311 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
PHYS 301 – Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 354 – Electric and Magnetic Fields

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