The theory and implementation of smart antennas is explored including electromagnetic principles, array signal processing, random processes, channel characterization, spectral estimation, and adaptive algorithms. The fundamentals of electromagnetics, antenna elements, antenna arrays, sidelobe cancellation, and adaptive antennas methods will be covered. MATLAB will be used for instruction, simulation, and homework.
525.414 Probability and Stochastic Processes, 525.418 Antenna Systems. Knowledge of MATLAB will be helpful.