Antennas and Wave Propagation

Module EI7308

This Module is offered by Chair of High-Frequency Engineering (Prof. Eibert).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2014

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2016SS 2014

Basic Information

EI7308 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Antenna basics: Far-field and circuit properties; Wave propagation: deterministic and empirical methods in the far-field; Electromagnetic concepts: Radiation from sources, Huygens' and reciprocity principles; Hertzian and Fitzgerald dipoles, wire antennas, aperture antennas, printed antennas, ultra-wideband antennas, antenna arrays, leaky-wave antennas;

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to understand the electromagnetic concepts describing antenna radiation and reception. They are able to analyze and design radio links. They understand working mechanisms of linear antennas, aperture antennas, ultra-wideband antennas, antenna arrays and leaky-wave antennas. They are able to evaluate antenna radiation properties by applying electromagnetic concepts and approximation methods.


Vektoranalysis, Grundlagen der theoretischen Elektrotechnik Folgende Module sollten vor der Teilnahme bereits erfolgreich absolviert sein: - Höhere Mathematik 1,2 - Elektrizität und Magnetismus - Elektromagnetische Feldtheorie Es wird empfohlen, ergänzend an folgenden Modulen teilzunehmen: -

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 5 Antennas and Wave Propagation Montag, 09:45–11:15
Mittwoch, 13:15–14:45
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

Als Lernmethode wird zusätzlich zu den individuellen Methoden des Studierenden eine vertiefende Wissensbildung durch mehrmaliges Aufgabenrechnen in Übungen angestrebt. Als Lehrmethode wird in den Vorlesungen und Übungen Frontalunterricht gehalten, in den Übungen auch Arbeitsunterricht (Aufgaben rechnen).


Folgende Medienformen finden Verwendung: - Präsentationen - Skript - Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen als Download im Internet


Folgende Literatur wird empfohlen: - Balanis C.A.: Antenna Theory and Design, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2005 - Lo, Y.T., Lee, S.W.: Antenna Handbook, Vol. I,II,III, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen: - Abschlussklausur

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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