389.190 Centimeter and Millimeter Waves
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, PR, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: PR Project

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to visualize electromagnetic centimeter- and millimeter waves on transmission lines and in free space and are able to select a suitable transmission line, components, and antennas for centimeter- and millimeter waves. Finally, the students are familiar with systems engineering, problems and natural limits in this field.

Subject of course

These practical aspects broaden the content of Chapters 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the course VU Wave Propagation.

Teaching methods

In the lecture part, the foundations are laid down. In the practical part, a 10 GHz transceiver or a 10 GHz SAT-Receiver for QO-100 is built in a small group and tested. Experiments about propagation in free space over 10 km link distance and beyond, standing waves and diffraction phenomena are carried out.


Mode of examination


Additional information

preliminary discussion and organizational matters: Monday March 9, 2020, 2.00 - 3.00 pm, SEM 389-2 (room no. CG0402).

This course consists of three lectures and a practical part.

The lectures are scheduled as follows:

Monday, 16 March 2020, from 4pm  to 6pm, Sem 389-2 (CG0402): System aspects.

Monday,  23 March 2020 from 4pm  to 6pm, Sem 389 (CG0118): Propagation effects.
Monday,  30 March 2020 from 4pm  to 6pm, Sem 389 (CG0118): Antennas for such wavelengths. 




Course dates

Mon16:00 - 18:0023.03.2020 SEM389 (Room # CG 0118)Lecture 1: Propagation of centimeter and millimeter waves
Mon15:00 - 17:0030.03.2020 SEM389 (Room # CG 0118)Lecture 2: Antennas for centimeter and millimeter waves
Tue16:00 - 18:0007.04.2020 SEM389-2 (Room # CG 0402)Lecture 3: System aspects
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The group's lab report is evaluated


Course registration

Registration modalities:

Successful completion of the exam "Wave Propagation" (course no. 389.064) is required (or equivalent).


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Jürgen Grosskopf: Wellenausbreitung I, Kapitel III: Die troposphärische Ausbreitung, Bibliographisches Institut, Hochschultaschenbücher, Band 141/141a, 1970.

Adolf Heilmann: Antennen III, Bibliographisches Institut, Hochschultaschenbücher, Band 540/540a, 1970.

European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016), Davos, Switzerland.


Previous knowledge

Contents of the VU Wave Propagation, especially concerning Chapters 10-13.


Preceding courses

Accompanying courses


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