EECS 144 Antenna design for wireless communication links (2017-2018)

EECS 144 Antenna design for wireless communication links

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 144 Antenna design for wireless communication links (Credit Units: 4) Antenna properties. Analysis and synthesis of antennas and antenna arrays. Adaptive arrays and digital beam forming for advanced wireless links. Friis transmission formula. Wireless communication equations for cell-site and mobile antennas, interference, slow and fast fading in mobile communication. Prerequisite: EECS180A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470576649.

Recommended Textbook:
Filippo Capolino
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:

Review of basic transmission line concepts, presentations of two-port networks. Matching Network and signal flow graphs. Hybrid circuit design; Stability theory for microwave two port networks; Noise theory for two port networks; Low noise microwave amplifiers design; Multiple stage amplifier design; Introduction to broadband amplifier design; Introduction to power amplifiers. Total lecture hours: 30.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The design methodologies of wireless system on a single chip will be the emphasis of the class. The analytical tools to approach the design of a wireless system on a chip and possible trade-off between different system parameters will be discussed in the class.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 15%
  • Midterm exam: 35%
  • Final exam: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
June 12, 2012
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr