## BASIC ANTENNA MODELING

DATES: DEC. 1, 2019 - JAN. 1, 2020

COST: $1,000

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course requires a basic understanding of antennas and spectrum/antenna analyzers.

COURSE TOPICS

REVIEW OF ANTENNA FUNDAMENTALS AND TESTING

INTRODUCTION TO EZNEC SOFTWARE

MODELING OF:

• Fundamental dipole

• J-pole

• Loop

• Ground Plane Reflector

• Yagi

• Arrays

CONSTRUCTION OF:

• Dipole

• Dipole over ground plane

TESTING OF CONSTRUCTED ANTENNAS TO COMPARE TO MODEL

• VSWR

• Return Loss

• Gain

• Efficiency