19E073SAP - Software Tools for Antenna Design

Course specification
Course title Software Tools for Antenna Design
Acronym 19E073SAP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition None
The goal Introduce students to the modern software tools for electromagnetic modeling. Mastering techniques for designing antennas using software tools.
The outcome Training students for independent design of antennas with software tools.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Numerical methods for 3D modeling of antennas/scatterers: MoM, FEM, TLM, FDTD, PO, GO, hybrid methods. Overview of software tools: NEC, MiniNEC, SuperNEC, WireZeus, AWAS, OSU code, FEKO, IE3D, HFSS, CST, WIPL-D. Advanced modeling techniques with focus on wire antennas (dipole, yagi, helical), horn antennas, reflector antennas, microstrip antenna and antenna arrays. Matching circuits. Optimization.
Contents of exercises Work in the laboratory, practical use of WIPL-D software for designing antennas.
  1. B.M. Kolundzija et al., WIPL-D Microwave: Circuit and 3D EM simulation for RF & Microwave Applications, Software and User's Manual, Artech House, Norwood, 2005. (Original title)
  2. B.M. Kolundžija, J.S. Ognjanović, and T.K. Sarkar, WIPL-D: Electromagnetic Modeling of Composite Metallic and Dielectric Structures, Software and User's Manual, Boston: Artech House, 2000. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, laboratory exercises
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 70 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0