Wireless Communications I

Course Information
TitleΑΣΥΡΜΑΤΟΣ ΤΗΛΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ Ι / Wireless Communications I
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTraianos Gioultsis
Course ID20000660

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic understanding of electrical circuits and electromagnetic theory.
Learning Outcomes
1. Thorough understanding of antenna concept and parameters. 2. Ability to perform basic antenna and radiolink calculations based on antenna parameters. 3. Ability to analyze and design antenna arrays, including the calculation of parameters and radiation patterns by writing down equations and appropriate computer programs (e.g. Matlab). 4. Understanding of the operating principles of various antenna types, such as standing- and traveling wave antennas, loop and helical antennas, aperture and reflector antennas etc.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Electromagnetic radiation. Antenna parameters. Theory of simple linear antennas. Dipole and monopole antennas. Loop and helical antennas. Traveling-wave antennas. Antenna arrays (linear and two-dimensional). Antenna impedance and mutual impedances. Aperture and reflector antennas. Receiving antennas and reciprocity. Free space propagation losses.
Radiation, antennas, dipoles, arrays, reflector antennas, impedance, reciprocity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written Examination (180 min) Assessment of optional project
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, John Wiley, 2005. 2. C. Kapsalis, P. Kottis, Antennas – Wireless Links, Tziolas Pub., Athens, 2003.
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