Hi I have taken a very rudimentary course on antenna theory, now i am interested in further deepening my knowledge. I have bought myself Balanis's book on antenna theory, I need some guidance regarding what chapters should i study as it is quite a large book. Secondly, after i have got enough of theory i would like to design antennas using HFSS (possibly patch antennas), now my question is, what is the next step after getting the 3D rad pattern, vswr, impedance etc in HFSS and fabricating the antenna?? How to test the antenna physically?? Will i have to construct a transmitter and receiver for the antenna???? What is the standard practice to test the antenna in the academia?