389.064 Wave propagation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to visualize electromagnetic waves on transmission lines and in free space and are able to select a suitable transmission line for different kinds of radio frequency signals. Finally, the students are familiar with the problems and natural limits of wave propagation and antennas.

 

Subject of course

General characterization of electromagnetic waves, including repetition of basics: wave vector, field pattern, wave impedance, polarization, boundary conditions, solutions of wave equations in Cartesian coordinate systems, plane waves. Specific examples of some important lines and the waves they propagate: parallel plate, surface waves, dielectric waveguides, microstrip lines. Metallic waveguides (including resonators). Propagation of electromagnetic waves in free-space (radio links, radar) and at interfaces (reflection, scattering, refraction, diffraction). Mobile communication propagation (fast/slow and selective/flat fading, time dispersion and intersymbol interference, description of multi-path propagation with deterministic and stochastic methods). Electrical charcterization of antennas by antenna pattern, gain, polarization, impedance, bandwidth. Far field and near field, basics of reciprocity.

Please note, this lecture is given in German only!

Teaching methods

The theory of electromagnetic waves and antennas is supported by exemplary problems, by hardware items ("things of the week") to touch and feel, and an introduction into the software package EZNEC which allows the numerical modelling of simple antennas. An optional experiment can be carried out at home to verify the law of refraction.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The first lecture will be held on Thursday Oct. 1, 2020 at 10:15-11:30am with GoToMeeting due to the current Covid-19 measures (instead of the usual real-world lecture in lecture hall EI 3 (Sahulka).

Please participate in the GoToMeeting via the Link
   https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/771709269
Access Code: 771-709-269

The lectures are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15am to 11:30am. Please be so kind to deactivate your WebCam and microphone in order to save internet bandwidth. If you have a question, please announce it in the chat. 

The lectures will be recorded and offered on Lecture Tube as video on demand.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu10:00 - 12:0001.10.2020 - 28.01.2021EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue10:00 - 12:0006.10.2020 - 26.01.2021EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Wave propagation - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu01.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue06.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu08.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue13.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu15.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue20.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu22.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue27.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu29.10.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue03.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu05.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue10.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu12.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue17.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu19.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue24.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu26.11.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Tue01.12.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu03.12.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER
Thu10.12.202010:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL MECKLENBRÄUKER

Examination modalities

writen and oral exam

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed09:00 - 12:0029.09.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96631988106written&oral25.08.2021 13:30 - 24.09.2021 23:59TISSmündliche Prüfung
Wed09:00 - 12:0013.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96631988106written&oral23.09.2021 06:00 - 10.10.2021 23:59TISSmündliche Prüfung
Fri13:00 - 17:0029.10.2021EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT written01.10.2021 00:00 - 22.10.2021 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung
Fri09:00 - 13:0010.12.2021EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written15.11.2021 00:00 - 03.12.2021 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 15:0028.01.2022EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written03.01.2022 00:00 - 17.01.2022 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available at the "Graphischen Zentrum an der TU Wien", Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 - 10, 1040 Wien (EG, roter Bereich).
Further Reading: (also see https://www.nt.tuwien.ac.at/teaching/winter-term/wellenausbreitung/)

  • Zinke-Brunsvig, Hochfrequenztechnik, Springer Verlag
  • Heilmann, Antennen, BI Taschenbücher
  • Stutzman & Thiele, Antenna Theory and Design, Wiley
  • J.D.Parsons, The Mobile Radio Channel, Wiley
  • R. Vaughan, J. Bach-Andersen, Channels, Propagation and Antennas for Mobile Communications, IEE Electromagnetic Waves Series 50,2003

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

German