This course will first cover the theoretical aspect of the analysis and
design of planar and conformal antennas. The first half of the course
will cover moment method analysis of microstrip patch antennas on
planar grounded substrates.
The second half will cover analysis methods for antennas embedded in
multilayer structures of planar, circular cylindrical and spherical
types. The analysis is based on using the moment method in the spectral
domain. The Green's functions of the multilayer structure are
constructed numerically by division in homogeneous subregions and using
equivalence principle. The latter is a general approach applicable to
multi-region problems of other kinds as well. Therefore, the course
also gives an introduction to how general and complex structures can be
divided in subregions that can be analyzed independently and
efficiently by making use of the appropriate symmetries of each
subregion. The lectures will therefore include definitions of different
canonical structures with certain symmetries. For large structures the
uniform geometrical theory of diffraction is an appropriate method.
Antennas embedded in cylindrical structures of arbitrary cross section
will also be treated.
The course will throughout contain examples of practical planar and
conformal antennas and discussions of their application. The main focus
of the lectures will be the structuring of the field problems into
manageable sub-problems and presentation of results, rather than
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