Part1: Uniform Plane Waves
Maxwell Equations in phasor form, Wave Equation, Uniform Plane wave in Homogeneous, free space, dielectric, conducting medium. Polarization: Linear, circular & Elliptical polarization, unpolarized wave. Reflection of plane waves, Normal incidence, oblique incidence, Electromagnetic Power and Poynting theorem and vector.
Part 2: Wave Propagation 1
Fundamental equations for free space propagation, Friis Transmission equation. Attenuation over reflecting surface, Effect of earth‟s curvature. Ground, sky & space wave propagations. Structure of atmosphere. Characteristics of ionized regions. Effects of earth‟s magnetic field. Virtual height, MUF, Skip distance. Ionospheric abnormalities. Multi-hoppropagation. Space link geometry. Characteristics of Wireless Channel: Fading, Multipath delay spread, Coherence Bandwidth, and Coherence Time.
Part 3: Wave Propagation 2
Characteristics of Wireless Channel: Fading, Multipath delay spread, Coherence Bandwidth, and Coherence Time. Fast Fading and Slow Fading which can be charachterized by various distributions such as Rician, Rayleigh, Nakagami.
Part 4: Communication aspects
The goal is for the student to have sufficient knowledge regarding analog communication systems so that they are prepared for their next step towards a thorough understanding of Digital Communication Systems.