TGI Antenna Design & Technology Course

AHFR are hosting a week long course on Antenna Design & Technology as part of the Telecommunications Graduate Initiative. Places are still available for students or interested parties from industry.

Antenna Design & Technology (course code NIMT 1001) 5 ECTS credits.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St, Room 403
Monday 18th June to Friday 22nd June
Course Tutor Dr Steven Best

This module is an introduction to modern Antennas – Design and Technology. The aim of this module is to provide a broad understanding of antenna theory, design and practice with respect to real world wireless communications systems and devices and to understand the building blocks and design process for fundamental antenna elements. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental and advanced concepts associated with antenna design, performance and operation within real world environments
  • Identify a broad spectrum of antenna types used in today’s wireless communications markets
  • Evaluate properties of antennas with a detailed knowledge of factual and fundamental antenna theory
  • Evaluate advanced performance trade-offs associated with antenna design
  • Use advanced electromagnetic simulation software and model a family of antenna types
  • Design antenna elements for modern wireless systems
  • Discuss the theories associated with the implementation of phased array antenna systems
  • Describe how antenna performance and the RF propagation environment impact wireless communication system performance

Antennas Design and Technology Course Schedule [pdf].

Update 15 June 2012: This course is fully booked!

The Telecommunications Graduate Initiative (TGI) has the primary aim of making Ireland the best European location for research in the broad domain of telecommunications including physical transportation of data, networking protocols/architectures and telecommunications service delivery. Work in these disciplines is underpinned by advanced mathematical techniques and generic skills targeting research methods and innovation.

Research in ICT is the primary focus of research activity at the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering at DIT. The ICT area has been identified as a strategically important research strength for DIT. There are currently twelve permanent academic staff engaged in ICT research. There are three substantial signature ICT research areas, Wireless Communications Systems; Antennas & High Frequencies and Photonics. Each of these signature areas is underpinned by a group led by one or more Principal Investigators with the support of other academic staff, several post-docs, dedicated accommodation, doctoral graduate students, access to funding and proven substantial outcomes in publication and/or intellectual property and commercialization metrics. There is also a range of other ICT related research areas including liquid crystal switching for optical networks, MIMO systems, high speed transmission over powerlines and wireless channels and distributed systems.