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Section |
Time |
Room |
Instructor |
Office Hours |
Office |

X | 3:30 | 2013 ECEB | Erhan Kudeki | MF 4:00 PM | 2080 ECEB |

**Teaching Assistant**: Binghui Wang - bwang36@illinois.edu --- Office Hours: Wednesday 9:30AM-11AM, 3036 ECEB

**Course Description**:
ECE 458 is a follow-on course to ECE 350 concerned with the complexities of EM wave propagation on and around our planet with a special focus on near-Earth space environment including the neutral (un-ionized) atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, and solar wind. Topics include:

- Multipath and Diffraction: in mobile communications in urban areas as well as in ionospheric sky-wave links,
- Dispersion: in isotropic and anisotropic propagation media,
- Absorption: in weakly collisional plasmas occupying the lower ionosphere,
- Refraction, reflection, guidance: in media with slowly varying refractive indices in plane and spherical stratified geometries,
- Scattering and scintillations: why the sky is blue and stars twinkle - stochastic phenomena not covered in ECE 329 and 350,
- Depolarization: of crucial importance in anisotropic propagation media not covered in ECE 329 and 350,

**Course Outline:** Specified in

**Supplementary Course Material:**

`List of Vector Identities `

`Direction Cosines `

`EMORS Area `

`Smith Chart Tool `

`AARL Smith Chart Supp `

**Lecture Notes and Reading Material:**

`2010 Class Notes`

`Communications Notes`

`Collin's book`

`ITU-R REC-P.452`

`Lunar Occulation Theory`

`Lunar Occulation Measurements`

`Paper on Multiple Knife Edge`

`Ground Wave Attenuation`

`Ground Wave - Collin Derivation`

`Booker Clemmow papers`

`Clemmow's book`

`Norton's paper`

`Gilbert paper on Pierce antenna system`

`Clarke paper`

`Jakes book`

`MIMO-OFDM ChoETAL book`

`Farley/Hagfors manuscript on IS`

`Kudeki & Milla 2011 papers`

`Milla & Kudeki 2009 collisions paper`

`Nyquist Noise Paper 1928`

`Nyquist Noise + Langevin Equation`

`ChirpZ transform paper for Gordeyev computations`

`Ground Reflections`

`Reflection Coefficients & Space Wave - Math.nb`

`Space Wave Links`

`Apertures & Diffraction I`

`Weyl Identity Proof`

`2D Huygens Derivation`

`Cornu Spiral`

`Cornu Spiral - Math.nb`

`Diffraction II and Edge Waves`

`Point Source Effect (JB68)`

`Diffraction Examples`

`Ground Wave Propagation`

`Ground Wave Propagation - New Notes`

`Clarke paper with EK annotations`

`Bessel Integrals`

`Fading Signal Statistics and Spectral Estimation`

`Error Covariances and Fitting`

`Radar Interferometric Imaging`

`Bragg Scattering - Macroscopic Approach`

`Soft Target Radar Equation`

`Incoherent Scatter Radar Notes`

`Visibility/Brightness Fourier Pair`

`Gordeyev Integrals - Thermal & Collisional cases`

`Conductivity and ISR Spectrum of Thermal Plasma`

`Magneto-Ionic Propagation`

`Ionograms & Whistlers`

`Anisotropic and Magnetoionic Media`

**Microlectures:** (streaming from Illinois Media Space)

`Fourier/Laplace Transforms++`

`2D Diffraction - A Review `

`Old Lecture Videos`

`2017 Lecture Videos`

**Homework:** Will be assigned weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) on Tuesdays and collected a week later. The assignments and their solutions will
be posted below in pdf format. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your
instructor before the due date). You can check your homework grades in Illinois Compass2g.

`Homework 1`

`soln`

`Homework 2`

`soln`

`Homework 3`

`soln`

`Homework 4`

`soln`

`Homework 5`

`soln`

`Homework 6`

`soln`

`Take Home Exam 1`

`soln`

`Homework 7`

`soln`

`Homework 8`

`soln`

`Homework 9`

`soln`

`Homework 10`

`soln`

**Exams:** Two midsemester exams and a final exam (possibly take home) will be scheduled.

**Grading Policy:**

Homework and Class Participation | 30% of total |

Midsemester Exams | 30% of total |

Final Exam | 40% of total |