Course level

Postgraduate Coursework


Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology


Info Tech & Elec Engineering




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 2 Contact hours


COMS4104 or COMS7104

Assessment methods

Examinations, assignments

Course coordinator

Dr Nicholas Shuley (

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

(Offered on an occasional basis.) Fundamental properties of antennas and classification of antenna types, radiation formulations involving auxiliary potential functions. Topics from: Linear wire antennas ¿ dipoles, loops and similar elements on ground-planes; array theory encompassing both linear and planar elements including design procedures; specialized synthesis of arrays including the Dolph-Tschebycheff Array and limiting case of the Hanson-Woodyard criteria; mutual coupling, its formulation and its effects on antennas; scanned arrays; continuous synthesis methods including the Woodward-Lawson and Taylor line source synthesis methods; broadband matching techniques; ultrawide-band and travelling wave antennas; rectangular and conical horn design and other simple aperture antennas; simple microstrip antenna models and miniaturization limits; reflector antennas, antenna measurements.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2015 (TP1) St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile