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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Electromagnetic Waves in Guided and Wireless Medium

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


A thorough understanding of propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves in both wired and wireless media is important in many fields such as microwave and RF engineering, antennas, wireless communications, and fiber-optics. In this course, we discuss guided electromagnetic wave propagation in transmission lines and metallic waveguides, light propagation in optical waveguides, fibers, and free-space. In the final part of the course, we cover basic concepts of antennas and channel models for wireless communications. Pre-requisites include familiarity with vector analysis and vector calculus, electrostatics, and magnetostatics. Assignments include both conceptual and computational problems. 

PREREQUISITES: Vector analysis, Electrostatics, and Magnetostatics


Week 1  :  Transmission lines
Week 2  :  Applications of transmission lines
Week 3  :  EM waves in free-space
Week 4  :  Diffraction of EM waves
Week 5  :  Guided waves in metallic waveguides
Week 6  :  Guided waves in dielectric waveguides
Week 7  :  Fundamentals of radiation
Week 8  :  Wireless channel modeling

Taught by

Prof. Pradeep Kumar K

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