Active integrated antennas
The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the active integrated antenna (AIA).
The AIA has been a growing area of research in recent years, as the microwave integrated circuit and monolithic microwave integrated circuit technologies became more mature allowing for high-level integration. From a microwave engineer’s point of view, an AIA can be regarded as an active microwave circuit in which the output or input port is free space instead of a conventional interface.
In this case, the antenna can provide certain circuit functions such as resonating, filtering, and duplexing, in addition to its original role as a radiating element. On the other hand, from an antenna designer’s point of view, the AIA is an antenna that possesses built-in signal- and wave-processing capabilities such as mixing and amplification.
The effective design of AIA provides a new approach and new degrees of freedom to the development of innovative communication systems.
The Topics of the Course
• Active antenna concept
• Impedance matching and harmonic tuning
• Radiating elements for active integrated antennas
• Active integrated antenna configurations
• Analysis methods of nonlinear microwave circuits