Price: $2,999.00

Course Number: 5024
Length: 3 Days
College Credits: 3
Continuing Education Credits: 17 PDH
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Antenna Training

Antenna Engineering Training Boot Camp

Antennas are used in wide range of applications from terminal devices (such as mobile phones), to advanced communication systems on aircrafts, ships, vehicles, medical applications, remote sensing, global navigation satellite systems(GNSS), and so on.

Strong demands like small physical size, low weight, low cost, wideband and multiband, reconfigurable capabilities, medical or even aesthetic considerations are increasingly required as essential for modern antenna designs.

Additionally, 5G is expanding the possibilities of what mobile networks can do and will drive the future evolution of the internet itself. All of these aspects will put more demands for new innovations in antennas.

Antenna technologies are expected to play a pivotal role in telecommunication, particularly with the advent of IoT and 5G communications.

The adoption of suitable antenna systems are critical to expedite commercialization of solutions which can support high-speed communications.

Manufacturers especially need to pay attention.

Awareness and research initiatives of antenna technologies improving wireless communication and high-speed data transfer have created opportunities for antenna manufacturers to discover a wide range of applications across various sectors.

Demand for new and high-quality applications which require antennas with wider impedance bandwidth, high gain and rotatable radiation patterns, particularly in higher frequencies are encouraging advancements in antenna technologies.

Over the years, several distinct types of antennas have come into common use, with designs, frequencies and operating power levels that depend strongly on their purpose. This would include things like patch antennas in mobile phones, wire antennas in household radio receivers, and reflector antennas for satellite TV.

The smart antenna market has benefited significantly from the development and operation of 5G networks. Experts in this area predict 5G cellular will facilitate considerable advancement in communications, applications, content and commerce. One of the most important aspects of 5G is the New Radio (NR) portion that utilizes millimeter wave radio frequency (RF) propagation.

5G NR (5GNR) involves a much lower wavelength (millimeter as compared to centimeter to a meter for LTE) and therefore a higher frequency.

Physics dictates that higher frequencies need more power and/or more coverage as an RF signal fades more than a lower frequency signal. This is why there will need to be at least an order of magnitude more antennas than required for LTE.

Putting this into perspective, the United States is likely going from roughly 30,000 antennas to 300,000 or more nationally.

Mind Commerce sees the global market for single input multiple output 5G smart antenna solutions reaching $3.5 billion by 2028.

Why should you choose Tonex for your Antenna Training?

Antenna Training Course by Tonex covers all aspects of Engineering, Theory, Analysis and Design covers all the necessary topics related to antenna theory and antenna array theory.

Learn about a wide variety of antenna concepts and propagation topics. Antenna Training Course is both a theory course and a hands-on course where all the attendees will make their own antennas (Tonex will provide all the material and equipment for testing). Attendees will learn about the basic RF and antenna theory, propagation, antenna design technical considerations, antenna types and RF safety fundamentals.

In Antenna Training Course, the students will learn how to apply the leaned topics in practice. Antenna Training Course discusses electromagnetic radiation and antenna characteristics such as impedance, VSWR, radiation pattern, polarization, gain, and efficiency.

New topics includes smart antennas, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR), and fractal antennas, along with the latest applications in Wireless and Mobile communications along with Java animations, applets, and MATLAB features.

antenna training course


antenna Training

Learn the theory and practice of antenna engineering including the basic operation of antenna, antenna types, applications, and physical properties from basic to state-of-the-art.

Antenna training topics also include radomes, materials, modeling and simulation, and measurement techniques are discussed.  In addition, Antenna Training Course also provides the necessary tools for analyzing complex antennas and for designing new ones in the hands-on sessions. There is also a session on vector algebra, including gradient, divergence and curl operation.

Antenna Training covers spectrum of frequencies from 550 kHz to 550 GHz, including  VHF, UHF, and microwave regions: communications and radar, commercial, and military applications.

Course Book: Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 3rd Edition by Constantine A. Balanis (Arizona State Univ.)

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Antenna Engineering training course, the attendees will

  • Understand the basics theory behind antennas and antenna theory
  • Discuss the mathematical and physical background that is needed to understand electromagnetic radiation and antennas
  • Describe antenna radiation and antenna parameters
  • Master basic definitions of antenna including radiation, gain, bandwidth, directivity, efficiency, effective area, pattern, impedance, antenna noise temperature, and polarization of antennas for wireless communications
  • Understand the operation of a wide range of antenna types
  • Carry out planning, calculation and design of a wide range of antenna types
  • Select antenna types for specific applications and systems
  • Learn to measure antenna performance on a variety of antenna measurement facility types
  • Explore new antenna concepts such as smart antenna, Phased-Array, MIMO and MU-MIMO

Course Content

Fundamentals of Antennas

  • Antenna Terminology
  • Antenna Basics
  • Theory and practice of antenna engineering
  • Popular antenna types
  • Antenna applications and electromagnetic properties
  • Spectrum of frequencies: 550 kHz to 550 GHz
  • VHF, UHF and microwave regions.
  • Mobile communications
  • Radar
  • Military applications.
  • Radiation
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Power flow
  • Maxwell equation basics
  • Plane wave propagation in space
  • Antenna directivity, power gain and efficiency
  • Components, Construction and Cost
  • Modeling and Simulation of Antennas
  • Near-Field Antenna Measurement Techniques
  • Far-Field Antenna Measurements
  • Near-Field Antenna Measurements

Why do Antennas Radiate?

  • Radiowave Propagation
  • Antenna Function
  • Size and Directivity
  • Gain and Frequency
  • Physics and Applications
  • Transformation of a guided EM wave
  • Transmission line
  • Radiator
  • Resonator
  • Radiation Pattern
  • Antenna Gain
  • Antenna Polarization
  • Antenna Parameters
  • Antenna Bandwidth and Gain
  • Effective Area or Aperture
  • Intended and  Unintended Radiators
  • Antenna Materials
  • Antenna Synthesis and Continuous Sources
  • Basic Antenna Properties
  • Bandwidth
  • Frequency Bands
  • Field Regions
  • Directivity
  • Efficiency and Antenna Gain
  • Beamwidths and Sidelobes
  • Impedance and VSWR
  • Radiation Pattern
  • How to read Radiation Patterns
  • Effect of Polarization
  • Computational Methods for Antennas
  • Computer Modeling of Antennas
  • Current and Voltage Distribution

Types of Antennas

  • Aperture Antennas
  • Antenna Arrays
  • Resonant antennas
  • Traveling wave antennas
  • Frequency Independent antennas
  • Aperture antennas Phased arrays
  • Electrically small antennas
  • Circularly polarized antennas
  • Antenna Miniaturization and Fractal Antennas

Physics of Different Antenna Types

  • Helical Antennas
  • Helical Antennas
  • Horn Antennas
  • Linear Wire Antennas
  • Log Periodic Dipole Arrays
  • Loop Antennas
  • Low-Noise Antennas
  • Microstrip Antennas
  • MIMO
  • Mobile Antennas
  • Phased Array Technology
  • Spiral Antennas
  • Traveling Wave and Broadband Antennas
  • VHF and UHF Antennas
  • Broadband Dipoles and Matching Techniques
  • Cellular Base Station Antennas
  • Dipoles and Monopoles
  • Radar Antennas
  • Reflector Antennas

Fundamental Parameters of Antennas

  • Antenna Radiation Efficiency
  • Antenna Temperature
  • Antenna Vector Effective Length and Equivalent Areas
  • Bandwidth
  • Beam Efficiency
  • Beamwidth
  • Gain
  • Impedance and Impedance Matching
  • Integral Equations, Moment Method, and Self and Mutual Impedance
  • Directivity
  • Maximum Directivity and Maximum Effective Area
  • Numerical Techniques
  • Polarization
  • Propagation Effects
  • Radiation Integrals and Auxiliary Potential Functions
  • Radiation Intensity
  • Radiation Pattern
  • Radiation Power Density
  • Radomes
  • Reciprocity
  • Smith Charts
  • Antenna Temperature
  • Design Considerations

Linear Wire Antennas

  • Infinitesimal Dipole
  • Small Dipole
  • Region Separation
  • Finite Length Dipole
  • Half-Wavelength Dipole
  • Linear Elements Near or on Infinite Perfect Conductors
  • Ground Effects
  • Computer Codes

Building Loop Antennas

  • Small Circular Loop
  • Circular Loop of Constant Current
  • Ground and Earth Curvature Effects
  • Polygonal Loop Antennas
  • Ferrite Loop
  • Mobile Communication Systems

Building Arrays Antennas

  • Linear, Planar, and Circular
  • Two-Element Array
  • Design Procedure
  • Rectangular-to-Polar Graphical Solution
  • Superdirectivity
  • Planar Array
  • Circular Array

Introduction to Smart Antenna

  • Antenna Arrays
  • Phased Array Antennas
  • MIMO and MU-MIMO Concepts
  • Antenna Testing and Measurements
  • Antenna Measurement Techniques
  • Phased Array Antennas for Radar and Communications
  • Phased Array Antennas and Adaptive Techniques


Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Operators

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