Module Description

Module: Introduction to Waveguides, Antennas, and Electromagnetic Compatibility

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Introduction to Waveguides, Antennas, and Electromagnetic CompatibilityLecture3Summer Semester
Introduction to Waveguides, Antennas, and Electromagnetic CompatibilityRecitation Section (small)2Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Christian Schuster

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basic principles of physics<br><br>and electrical engineering

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can explain the basic principles, relationships, and methods for the design of waveguides and antennas as well as of Electromagnetic Compatibility. Specific topics are:

- Fundamental properties and phenomena of electrical circuits
- Steady-state sinusoidal analysis of electrical circuits
- Fundamental properties and phenomena of electromagnetic fields and waves
- Steady-state sinusoidal description of electromagnetic fields and waves
- Useful microwave network parameters
- Transmission lines and basic results from transmission line theory
- Plane wave propagation, superposition, reflection and refraction
- General theory of waveguides
- Most important types of waveguides and their properties
- Radiation and basic antenna parameters
- Most important types of antennas and their properties
- Numerical techniques and CAD tools for waveguide and antenna design
- Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Coupling mechanisms and countermeasures
- Shielding, grounding, filtering
- Standards and regulations
- EMC measurement techniques

Capabilities

Students know how to apply various methods and models for characterization and choice of waveguides and antennas. They are able to assess and qualify their basic electromagnetic properties. They can apply results and strategies from the field of Electromagnetic Compatibilty to the development of electrical components and systems.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to work together on subject related tasks in small groups. They are able to present their results effectively in English (e.g. during small group exercises).

Autonomy

Students<br>are capable to gather information from subject related, professional<br>publications and relate that information to the context of the lecture. They<br>are able to make a connection between their knowledge obtained in this lecture<br>with the content of other lectures (e.g. theory of electromagnetic fields,<br>fundamentals of electrical engineering / physics). They can discuss technical problems and physical effects in English.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Introduction to Waveguides, Antennas, and Electromagnetic Compatibility

Lecturer:

Christian Schuster

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

This course is intended as an introduction to the topics of wave propagation, guiding, sending, and receiving as well as Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). It will be useful for engineers that face the technical challenge of transmitting high frequency / high bandwidth data in e.g. medical, automotive, or avionic applications. Both circuit and field concepts of wave propagation and Electromagnetic Compatibility will be introduced and discussed.

Topics:

- Fundamental properties and phenomena of electrical circuits
- Steady-state sinusoidal analysis of electrical circuits
- Fundamental properties and phenomena of electromagnetic fields and waves
- Steady-state sinusoidal description of electromagnetic fields and waves
- Useful microwave network parameters
- Transmission lines and basic results from transmission line theory
- Plane wave propagation, superposition, reflection and refraction
- General theory of waveguides
- Most important types of waveguides and their properties
- Radiation and basic antenna parameters
- Most important types of antennas and their properties
- Numerical techniques and CAD tools for waveguide and antenna design
- Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Coupling mechanisms and countermeasures
- Shielding, grounding, filtering
- Standards and regulations
- EMC measurement techniques

Literature:

- Zinke, Brunswig, "Hochfrequenztechnik 1", Springer (1999)

- J. Detlefsen, U. Siart, "Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik", Oldenbourg (2012)

- D. M. Pozar, "Microwave Engineering", Wiley (2011)

- Y. Huang, K. Boyle, "Antenna: From Theory to Practice", Wiley (2008)

- H. Ott, "Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering", Wiley (2009)

- A. Schwab, W. Kürner, "Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit", Springer (2007)