Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Advanced antenna techniques and measurements

Overall Course Objectives

The participants must achieve an understanding of antennas on the basis of the electromagnetic field theory. Furthermore, they must achieve the skill to analyze and design advanced antennas and antenna systems.

Learning Objectives

  • apply electromagnetic field theory to analyze antennas.
  • calculate/compute the radiation from several types of antennas and determine parameters such as directivity, gain, and polarization.
  • understand and analyze wire antennas, microstrip antennas, and aperture antennas including horn and reflector antennas.
  • understand and analyze antenna arrays, including phased arrays.
  • understand and apply array pattern synthesis
  • develop simple computer codes for the analysis of antennas.
  • apply commercial computer codes for the analysis of antennas.
  • explain, compare, and assess different methods for measurement of antenna radiation – in particular far-field measurements, planar near-field measurements, and spherical near-field measurements
  • understand and explain the theory for planar and spherical near-field measurements
  • carry out measurements of antenna radiation with different antenna measurement systems in DTU’s Electromagnetic Test Centre (ETC)
  • analyze and compare calculated and measured results and explain possible differences.

Course Content

Antenna fundamentals
Electromagnetic theory for antennas
Wire antennas
Aperture antennas, including horn and reflector antennas
Microstrip antennas
Antenna arrays and phased antenna arrays
Array pattern synthesis
Antenna measurements (near field, far field, near-field to far-field transformation, gain)
Project work

Recommended prerequisites

30417/30428, The course requires knowledge of fundamental antenna theory and advanced electromagnetics as contained in the two prerequisite courses or similar courses. Courses on applied mathematics and numerical methods are an asset.

Teaching Method

Lectures, exercises, and project


The course provides a strong background for special courses and master’s thesis projects in antennas and applied electromagnetics.

E-learning is used in the form of online quizzes.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 30430
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48

15.000,00 DKK

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