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									   THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF
           AMERICA

  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND
      COMPUTER SCIENCE
       Washington, DC 20064


EE 542 – Antennas and Propagation for
    Wireless Communications

                  Fall 2010
            Pangborn Hall, Room 207
              Tue, Thur 5:10 – 6:25


                Prof. Ozlem Kilic
              e-mail: kilic@cua.edu
               tel: (202) 319-5261
            Pangborn Hall, Room 223




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                        EE 542 Fall 2010 Class Schedule



Week #    D      Date   Topic #, Topic Covered
          Tu   31-Aug
WEEK 1                  1. Cellular History and Principles
          Th    2-Sep
          Tu    7-Sep   2. Concepts of em Wave Theory
WEEK 2
          Th    9-Sep
          Tu   14-Sep   3. Reflection and Transmission at Planar Boundaries
WEEK 3
          Th   16-Sep
          Tu   21-Sep
WEEK 4                  4. Antenna Fundamentals
          Th   23-Sep
          Tu   28-Sep
WEEK 5                  5. Propagation Mechanisms
          Th   30-Sep
          Tu    5-Oct   6. Terrain Models
WEEK 6
          Th    7-Oct   ** Propose a project topic **
          Tu   12-Oct   NO CLASS. Admin Wednesday
WEEK 7
          Th   14-Oct   7. Array Antennas
          Tu   19-Oct   NO CLASS – instructor on travel
WEEK 8
          Th   21-Oct   *** MIDTERM ***
          Tu   26-Oct
WEEK 9                  Presentation of project plan and progress
          Th   28-Oct
          Tu    2-Nov
WEEK 10                 Adaptive Antennas
          Th    4-Nov
          Tu    9-Nov
WEEK 11                 Presentation on project progress
          Th   11-Nov
          Tu   16-Nov
WEEK 12                 Presentation on project progress
          Th   18-Nov
          Tu   23-Nov
WEEK 13                 Presentation on project progress
          Th   25-Nov
          Tu   30-Nov   Project Work
WEEK 14
          Th    2-Dec   Thanksgiving Recess
          Tu    7-Dec   Project Work
WEEK 15
          Th    9-Dec   Project Presentations Due




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GRADING POLICY:

Class participation – 5%
Midterm – 25%
Quiz – 10%
Project – 60%

Homework may be assigned as needed, but will not be returned. Homework performance will be
a reference to help determine the grade if the project performance is a borderline grade.

PROJECT GUIDELINES

The objective of this project is to evaluate students’ understanding of different topics covered in
EE 542 via a simplified real world problem.

The students will have the option to propose a topic or choose from the following list of
suggested topics. The decision for the project topic has to be finalized by Thursday, October
2nd.

Some suggested topics are:
   1. Optimize C/I for a multibeam communications system.
   2. Blockage mitigation for ad-hoc network systems.
   3. Model attenuation by rain, foliage, trees, etc.
   4. MIMO antenna performance optimization.

You will be required to write a final report discussing all steps in detail, explaining any
assumptions that were necessary to complete the project. How could you improve your
calculations/assumptions to make this a more realistic scenario?

You will be giving a 20-30 minute PowerPoint presentation to show your work and results.

Project grading criteria: relevance, significance, difficulty level, accuracy, ease of use of GUI,
attention to details, final report

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Spend enough time to feel comfortable with the mathematical aspects.

Start your project as early as possible.




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