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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ELEC 411 - ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION


  Fall 2017 - Section 101



Welcome to ELEC 411!



ELEC 411 students visit the CBC Transmitting Site on Mt. Seymour


EECE
                      483
Basic antenna concepts; antennas for low, medium and high frequencies; terrestrial and satellite propagation links; environmental effects on electromagnetic radiation. [3-0-0]
   
Prerequisite: 1 of EECE 364, ELEC 311, PHYS 301, PHYS 354 or permission of instructor.


Lecturer: 

Email:  
davem@ece.ubc.ca

Office: 
MCLD 441

Lab: 
MCLD 132/442/500



Teaching Assistant: 
Parham Zarei

Email:  pzarei1993@gmail.com

Office: 
 -

Lab: 
 -



Lecture Times:  
Mon, Wed, Fri 14:00-14:50

Room:  
DMP 201




Lab Facilities:  
MCLD Rooftop Antenna Facilities
MCLD 500 - Antennas and Propagation Lab
MCLD 132
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab




Course Mailing List: 
https://oldlists.ece.ubc.ca/sympa/info/eece483




Student Services Listing: 
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/




Course Duration:  
13 Weeks  -  36 lecture hours






Approach: 
A standard three-week cycle will include:

1) a reading assignment
2) problem-based lectures
3) a problem set with solutions
4) workshops involving two problem-based exercises
5) an in-class quiz





      Course Text: 
Course Notes and Handouts





Formula Sheet

Practice Exams


Formula Sheet

Practice Exam 1
Solutions

Practice Exam 2
Solutions

Practice Exam 3
Solutions

Practice Exam 4

Solutions


 


MATLAB Tutorials


ELEC 411 students should review and perfect their MATLAB skills during the first two weeks of the course.

Video Tutorial
Getting Started with MATLAB
05:10 How to get started with MATLAB and where to go next for more information

Working in the Development Environment
04:03  How to work in the MATLAB desktop development environment

Writing a MATLAB Program
05:42 How to write a MATLAB program, including creating a script and a function

Video Tutorial
Analyzing Data
04:44 This video demonstrates the different types of data analysis available in MATLAB

Visualizing Data
04:07 This video demonstrates the different types of data visualization available in MATLAB

Working with Arrays
07:52  How to create and manipulate MATLAB arrays, including accessing elements using indexing
Web-based Tutorial
MATLAB Basics Tutorial

A short web-based tutorial from Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Michigan
Practice Problems
MATLAB Exercises

A set of web-based exercises from Bucknell University.   Answers included.
Web-based Tutorial
MATLAB Getting Started 
 
An in-depth set of web-based tutorials from the MathWorks
Supplementary Material
 
A tutorial by Jeffrey Donnell, The Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech.


  1. Course Synopsis


Wireless Design and the Professional Engineer

- Where public safety or legal liability are issues, it is generally necessary to have a Professional Engineer assume responsibility for the correctness of a design or results by signing or sealing a design document or report.

- For example, professional engineers are often required to seal the results of tests and measurements conducted on communications and control systems, especially where deficiencies in such systems could affect public safety. 

- Industry Canada currently requires Professional Engineers to sign or seal most licence applications concerning broadcasting or microwave systems that operate in licenced bands.

- Many clients now require that their consultants carry errors and omissions insurance.  This is very difficult to obtain if one isn't registered as a Professional Engineer.

- RFP's (Requests for Proposal) and RFQ's (Requests for Quotations) for consulting services often stipulate that bidders be registered as Professional Engineers to be eligible for consideration.  This is especially common for work done on behalf of a provincial government or another consulting firm.

- Because the Professional Engineer designation is awarded to those with documented experience in designing engineering solutions based upon established and accepted principles, many consultants feel that it gives them instant credibility with prospective clients. 

- If you aren't certain whether you need to register, your manager or director will not hesitate to advise you!

- For more information, please contact the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

APEGBC


2. Schedule - FALL 2017


Week
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1
4 Sep
Labour Day 
University Closed
  5
  6 Course Introduction &
Wireless Fundamentals
Lecture
  7
  8 Wireless Fundamentals
Lecture &
Problems
2
11 Wireless Fundamentals

Problems 2

12
13 Wire Antennas

Lecture 1
14
15 Wire Antennas
& CBC-TV Field Trip Briefing

Problems 1
3
18 Wire Antennas

Lecture 2
19
20 Wire Antennas

Problems 2
21
22 Wire Antennas
 
Lecture 3
4
25 Wire Antennas
 

Problems 3
26
27 Wire Antennas

In Class Quiz
28
29 Wire Antennas
& CBC-AM Field Trip Briefing
Debrief

5
  2 CEM - Method of Moments

Lecture
  3
  4 CEM - Method of Moments

Lecture 2
  5
  6 CEM - Method of Moments
Hands-on Training
In-Class Quiz
6
  9
Thanksgiving
University Closed
10
11 Wireless Systems Engineering

Lecture 1
12
13 Wireless Systems Engineering

Problems
7
16 Wireless Systems Engineering

Lecture 2
17
18 Wireless Systems Engineering
 
Problems 2
19
20 Wireless Systems Engineering
 
In-Class Quiz
8
23 CEM - FDTD
 
Lecture
24
25 CEM - FDTD
 
Lecture 2
26
27 CEM - FDTD
Hands-on Training
In-Class Quiz
9
30 CEM 

Hands-on Exercises

31
  1 Nov LET'S Case Study
     UBC Orbit Case Study
  2
  3 UBC Sailbot Case Study
    
UBC UAS Case Study
10
  6 Antenna Arrays
 
Lecture 1
  7
  8 Antenna Arrays
 
Problems 1

  9
10 Antenna Arrays

Lecture 2
11
13
Remembrance Day (in lieu of)

University Closed
14
15 Antenna Arrays

Problems 2
16
17 Antenna Arrays

In-Class Quiz

12
20 Antenna Measurements

Lecture 1
21
22 Antenna Measurements

Problems 1
3
24 Antenna Measurements

Problems 2
13
27 Antenna Measurement
Workshop


MCLD Penthouse

28
29 Antenna Measurements

In-Class Quiz
30
1 DEC Course Review
 

Last Day of Classes - Term 1
Summary
Course Intro + Review - 3 hours
Readiness Assurance Tests - 6
Lectures - 16 hours
Workshops and Case Studies - 3 hours
Problem Set Reviews - 6 hours
In Class Quizzes - 5 hours

Field Trip 1
CBC TV-FM Tx Site
Mt. Seymour
Sat, 16 Sep 2016: 09:00-10:30 am
Field Trip 2
CBC AM Tx Site
Steveston
Sat, 30 Sep 2016: 09:00-10:30 am
Field Trip 3
TELUS Cell Site
UBC
TBA



3. Grading



10% - five readiness assurance tests (RAT)

30% - five in-class quizzes (ICQ)
10% - course project report

50% - final exam (five problems)
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100% - final course mark
_____________________________________

If you score at least 60% on the RAT and ICQ  but score higher on the final exam, I will only count the final exam.

 

4. Industrial Sponsors


Course facilities provided by major equipment donations or teaching discounts from:

Agilent
                      Technologies




  http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~elec411/index.html
  Last updated:  13 Nov 2016
  Comments?  Suggestions?
  Please contact Prof. Dave Michelson, davem@ece.ubc.ca