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.

2022W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC

Course evaluation

Properties

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

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 Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022 at 10:15-12:00 noon in lecture hall EI 2 (Pichelmayer).

The lectures are held on

Tuesdays at 10:15-12:00 noon

and

Thursdays at 10:15-11:00.

The lectures from 2020W were recorded and are available on TUpeerTube as video on demand.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue10:00 - 12:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu10:00 - 11:0006.10.2022 - 26.01.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Wave propagation - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue04.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu06.10.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue11.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu13.10.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue18.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu20.10.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue25.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu27.10.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu03.11.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue08.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu10.11.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu17.11.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue22.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu24.11.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue29.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu01.12.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue06.12.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu08.12.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Tue13.12.202210:00 - 12:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung
Thu15.12.202210:00 - 11:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Vorlesung

Examination modalities

The exam has a writen and oral part. Optionally, two additional tasks (one is experimental, the other is a simulation) can be accomplished which give add-on points.

 

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed09:00 - 12:0001.02.2023 CG 04 02written&oral24.01.2023 08:00 - 27.01.2023 12:00TISSmündliche Prüfung
Thu09:00 - 12:0002.02.2023 CG 04 02written&oral24.01.2023 08:00 - 31.01.2023 12:00TISSmündliche Prüfung
Fri09:00 - 12:0003.02.2023 CG 04 02written&oral24.01.2023 08:00 - 01.02.2023 12:00TISSmündliche Prüfung
Fri09:00 - 12:0003.03.2023 CG 03 13written&oral27.01.2023 11:25 - 28.02.2023 12:00TISSmündliche Prüfung
Thu14:00 - 18:0016.03.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written21.02.2023 00:00 - 07.03.2023 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung
Tue14:00 - 18:0016.05.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written25.04.2023 00:00 - 09.05.2023 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung
Thu14:00 - 18:0022.06.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written01.06.2023 00:00 - 15.06.2023 00:00TISSschriftl. Prüfung

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available at the "TU Verlag", Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 - 10, 1040 Wien (EG, red part of the building), see here:

https://shop.tuverlag.at/de/wellenausbreitung?info=380


Further Reading:

  • 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