EE261/EE 261!! – Wave Propagation and Transmission Media

Course lecturer :

Yasser Elkamshoushy

Course assistant :

Heba Abdelhameed

Course objectives :

The aim of this course is to develop students\’ knowledge of: i) Methods of guided (transmission lines and waveguides) and unguided (antennas and free-space links) electromagnetic wave transmission in communications and sensing systems. i) Analytical tools used in the design of such systems.

Course description :

Introduction to plane waves: Plane wave solutions for the wave equation. Electromagnetic waves in complex media, dielectrics and conductors, polarization, reflection and transmission of waves, total reflection and total transmission, considerations for lossy media. High-frequency transmission lines: Distributed parameters model, lossy lines, distortionless lines, reflection and standing waves, input impedance, impedance transformation and matching. Waveguides: Rectangular and circular waveguides, TE and TM modes, power transmission and losses. Cavity resonators: Fields and modes in rectangular and cylindrical cavities, resonance frequencies, quality factors, effect of dielectric losses.

Course assessment :

i) Evaluation of class work from 1st week up to 6th week (20%) & from 7th week up to 12th week (20%) including:  Drop Quizzes: 5%.  Home work assignment & Short reports and presentation: 5%.  Written exam @ 6th (or 12th Week): 10%. ii) Experimental results, Lab report and Lap exam: 5%. iii) Project: 5%. iv) Final Examination: 50%. i) Evaluation of class work from 1st week up to 6th week (20%) & from 7th week up to 12th week (20%) including:  Drop Quizzes: 5%.  Home work assignment & Short reports and presentation: 5%.  Written exam @ 6th (or 12th Week): 10%. ii) Experimental results, Lab report and Lap exam: 5%. iii) Project: 5%. iv) Final Examination: 50%. i) Written exams. ii) Practical exam. iii) Semester work:  Assignment problems solution.  Short reports and presentation. i) Quizzes.

Recommended text books :

Matthew N. O. Sadiku, “Elements of Electromagnetics”, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, 2009.

Recommended refrences :

Staelin, David, Ann Morgenthaler, and Jin Au Kong. \”Electromagnetic Waves,\” Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994.