Welcome to ECE 123, Antenna Systems Engineering

Classes: Tuesday, Thursday 11:00-12:20, Pepper Cyn Hall 121

Office hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:00, Jaocobs Hall 3209

TA: Omid Erfani (oerfani@eng.ucsd.edu)

TA office hours: Wednesday 12:00-1:00, Jacobs Hall 5706

Midterm exam: Tuesday, April 26, in class

Final exam: Tuesday, June 7, 11:30-2:30

Course Description:

This course will cover antenna physics and systems engineering topics related to radio communications. Antenna topics include performance parameters, basic antenna types such as wire antennas, planar and integrated antennas, aperture antennas, electrically small antennas, arrays, and others for a wide range of practical applications. It will also cover the physics of noise, bandwidth, impedance matching, polarization, and other concepts that are important for communication systems engineering.


Homework: 25%

Midterm: 25%

Final: 50%


Warren Stutzman and Gary Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design

Some references:

Constantine Balanis, Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design

John Kraus Antennas

Class structure:

This class will include weekly homework, a midterm exam, and a final exam. Students will be expected to read the appropriate sections from the book prior to the lectures, and to participate in discussion about the class topics.

Other information:

Check out the Applied Electromagnetics Group page