Description: This course should provide the PhD candidates in the Wireless program the necessary background on the physical aspects of radiowave communication. The motivation follows the well-known fact that students at this program come from various backgrounds, often specialized in communication protocols and information theory, but lacking the necessary physical insight into electromagnetic fields, antennas and radiowave propagation. For the rest of the participants, this course should give a recapitulation of the previously acquired knowledge and extending it to meet the needs of their dissertation, as many of them will need to design an antenna and/or carry out electromagnetic simulations in their projects.

Main topics of the course: Electromagnetic theory, electromagnetic wave absorption in human tissues, body phantoms; numerical methods overview, introduction to the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, simulations in CST Microwave Studio; antennas, antenna measurements.

Prerequisites: Basic BSc/MSc course in electromagnetics

Organizer: Ondrej Franek,

Lecturers: Ondrej Franek, Gert F. Pedersen (AAU/Electronic Systems/APNet)


Time: 19—20 October, 2015, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00

Place: Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room A3-217

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 28 September, 2015