course: Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems

number:
141122
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ilona Rolfes
lecturer:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Geissler (extern)
language:
german
HWS:
3
CP:
4
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Wednesday the 22.04.2020
  • lecture with integrated tutorials Wednesdays: from 14:15 to 16.45 o'clock

Exam

All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow
Duration:30min

goals

The students have gained in-depth know­ledge in the field of antenna technology.

content

Antennas are key elements in mobile communications as well as in satellite communications. Their properties directly influence the quality of the data transmission as well as the maximum possible range of the communication link. Concerning of antennas for user terminals, one should not only consider the gain and the antenna efficiency, but also the electrical effects of the phone chassis, as well as the influence of the user’s presence have to be included into the design. Besides, electronic beamforming antennas come more and more into the focus. This lecture starts with antenna basics, provides an overview of classical antenna types and puts emphasis on practical antenna engineering showing a lot of state-of-the-art antenna designs for current and future mobile and satellite communications.

Contents:

  • Basic antenna types, typical applications
  • Hertzian Dipole, linear antennas, PIFA, IFA, Microstrip Antennas
  • Antenna arrays, aperture antennas, reflector antennas
  • Application specific designs for mobile phones, for cars, for planes and for ships
  • Steerable Antennas, electronic beamforming, phased arrays

Besides, the lecture also comprises an interactive 3D field simulation session for antenna design as well as an excursion to an external antenna lab & design facility.

requirements

keine

recommended knowledge

Lecture: Fun­da­men­tals of High-Fre­quen­cy Tech­ni­ques

materials

script:

literature

  1. Stirner, Edmund "Antennen III. Meßtechnik", Hüthig, 1985
  2. Kark, Klaus "Antennen und Strahlungsfelder", Vieweg, 2004

miscellaneous

Information about the presence-free lecture will be announced in the moodle course. The password is: AMS2020