BASIC ANTENNA MODELING
DATES: DEC. 1, 2019 - JAN. 1, 2020
This 5 day course will cover basic antenna theory and modeling using EZNEC software, as well as antenna construction in order to compare modeling with real antennas. Each student will develop specific antenna structures, draw them in EZNEC, and perform full analysis of the antennas to include gain, VSWR, return loss, pattern, and impedance. The idea is for the students to be able to build models for antennas before building them in order to gain insights into how they will perform prior to construction. This process is most efficient, saves time, and allows for a deeper understanding of the antenna structures. Antennas will be both omni-directional and
gain-producing. The students will compare the models to real antennas using lab equipment to compare gain, efficiency, VSWR and return loss.
This course requires a basic understanding of antennas and spectrum/antenna analyzers.
REVIEW OF ANTENNA FUNDAMENTALS AND TESTING
INTRODUCTION TO EZNEC SOFTWARE
• Fundamental dipole
• Ground Plane Reflector
• Dipole over ground plane
TESTING OF CONSTRUCTED ANTENNAS TO COMPARE TO MODEL
• Return Loss