Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40000108

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Advanced knowledge of electromagnetism and mathematics. Desired: capability of programming and utilization of commercial software relevant to the subjects of the course
Learning Outcomes
The target of the course is the specialization of the students in the theoretical analysis and study as well as in the synthesis and realization of antenna systems which serve contemporary wireless communication systems
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
____Section 1-Introduction (3 hours) _Antenna types and their applications _Linear dipole antennas(solution of Maxwell' s equations) _Indices of antenna's operation _Antennas in communication networks and radar systems ____Section 2 - Methods for the design of antenna arrays(8 hours): _Uniform _Dolph-Chebyshev _Fourier _Orthogonal method _Woodward-Lawson _Fractal _____Section 3 - Wide frequency band antennas(3 hours): Helical, Biconical, Spiral, Log-periodic Exercises (2 hours) _____Section 4 - Aperture antennas(3 hours): Horns, Parabolic reflectors ____EXERCISES( 2 hours) _____Section 5 - Microstrip antennas(8 hours): _Microstrip antenna structure. _Theoretical analysis α) Transmission line model β) Cavity model γ) Full wave analysis _Wideband Microstrip Antennas _ Multi-frequency Microstrip Antennas _ Microstrip Antennas for Base Stations and for portable devices of mobile communication networks _Printed antennas for RFID systems. ____EXERCISES( 8 hours) _____Section 6 - Propagation of radio waves in mobile communications environment (4 hours): _Path loss and large scale fading _Multi-path propagation an small scale fading _Antennas and techniques of signal diversity in mobile communication networks: Space diversity, Polarization diversity, time diversity frequency. _Techniques of combining signals of diversity systems: SNR Selection Combining , Switched Combining , Equal - gain combining, Maximum ratio combining _Smart antenna systems: Switched – beam antenna arrays, Adaptive antenna array systems
Antennas, antenna arrays, parabolic reflectors, horn antennas, microstrip antennas, RFID systems, RADAR, wide-band antennas, smart antennas, fractal antennas, mobile communications, techniques of signal diversity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Presentation of theory and exercises in POWER POINT software. Utilization of mathematic software and software related to the subject of the course for the development , in real time, of examples for the application of the theory as well as the solution of project type exercises.
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. C.A. Balanis, Antenna theory, 3rd ed., John Wily & Sons, New Jersey, 2005 2. Th., A. Milligan, Modern Antenna Design, 2nd ed. , John Wily & Sons, New Jersey, 2005 3. J.N. Sahalos, Orthogonal Methods for Array Synthesis, John Wily & Sons , W. Sussex, 2006 4. S. R. Saunders and A.A. Zavala, Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, 2nd ed., John Wily & Sons , W. Sussex, 2007. 5. K. Siakavara (2011). Methods to Design Microstrip Antennas for Modern Applications, Microstrip Antennas, Nasimuddin Nasimuddin (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-247-0, InTech, Available from: 6. Teaching lectures' presentations in electronic form.
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