Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKatherine Siakavara
Course ID600016896

Programme of Study: Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
TĪLEPIKOINŌNIESCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)2110

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
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 and microwave systems which serve modern wire and 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 (4 hours) Introduction - Basic theory and fundamental lows of waveguiding and radio-transmission of electromagnetic waves within microwave frequency band. Forms and kinds of systems for microwave signals waveguiding and their applications. Forms and kinds of antennas and their applications. Section 2 (8 hours) Theory of electromagnetic wave guiding in microwave systems - Transmission Lines (analysis of operation in time and frequency domain). - Waveguides of orthogonal and cylindrical cross-section (structure of systems, waveguiding modes: TEM, TEmn, ΤΜmn, characteristics and parameters of waveguiding, electromagnetic field distribution inside the systems). -Electromagnetic resonators. - Matching techniques among waveguiding systems and their loads. - Microstrip transmission lines. Specific systems for guiding microwaves (structure, microwave circuits and applications) Section 3 (12 hours) Antennas’ basic indices of operation and antenna array theory - Indices of antennas’ operation. - Antennas in telecommunication networks and radio-links, Radars. -Linear dipole antennas. - Methods for designing antenna arrays: 1)Method of uniform feeding 2) Methods of non-uniform feeding [ a) Dolph-Chebyshev b)Fourier c)Orthogonal d) Woodward-Lawson d) Fractal]. - Exercises of designing antenna systems (arrays) for radio coverage applications in UHF band. Section 4 (14 hours) Microstrip antennas -Structure, forms and physical-mathematical theoretical analysis (transmission line model, cavity model and full-wave analysis). - Wideband Microstrip Antennas. - Multiband Microstrip Antennas. - Microstrip Antennas for Base Stations and portable devices of mobile communication systems. - Printed antennas for RFID systems. - Exercises on designing microstrip radiating systems (microstrip antenna arrays) for wireless links. Section 5 (4 hours): Wideband antennas - Structure, analysis of operation and characteristics. - Helical, conical, spiral and log-periodic antennas. - Exercise on log-periodic antenna and antenna array design for wideband applications. Section 6 (10 hours) Aperture antennas - Horns and Parabolic reflectors (theoretical analysis and operation, applications). -Exercise on design of global system of horn-parabolic reflector for satellite signals reception.
Antennas, antenna arrays, parabolic reflectors, horn antennas, microstrip antennas, RFID systems, RADAR, wide-band antennas, fractal antennas, mobile communications, transmission lines, waveguides
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • www lectures
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. WWW lectures via commercial digital platforms. 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
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (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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