Topics in Antennas - Antenna Synthesis

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΕΣ ΚΕΡΑΙΕΣ. ΣΥΝΘΕΣΗ ΚΕΡΑΙΩΝ / Topics in Antennas - Antenna Synthesis
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThomas Xenos
Course ID20000664

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
1. Electromagnetic field theory 2. Wave propagation 3. Antennas 4. Microwaves
Learning Outcomes
1. Experience in the analysis and design of antennas, especially planar ones, using available antenna analysis software and by applying design principles. 2. Understanding the operation principles of planar and microstrip antennas, adaptive and smart arrays and MIMO antennas. 3. Ability to perform fabrication of planar antennas and their experimental characterization, including reflection coefficient, gain, directivity and efficiency.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Nonuniform antenna arrays (binomial, Dolph-Chebyshev). Antenna array synthesis. Smart antennas. Computational analysis of antennas (Integral equation methods, method of moments). Broadband antennas (dipoles, helical antenna, biconical and discone antennas). Frequency independent antennas (spiral, log-periodic). Microstrip antennas. Small antennas. MIMO antennas. Antenna measurements (gain, directivity, SWR, efficiency).
Integral equation methods, nonuniform arrays, broadband antennas, MIMO antennas, microstrip antennas
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work60.2
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Three (3) projects on: 1. Analysis and design of linear antennas using NEC. 2. Analysis and design of planar antennas using integral equation based software. 3. Laboratory exercises on antenna measurements, including fabrication and experimental characterization of antennas designed in project 2.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. J. Kraus, Antennas, 1988. 2. C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, John Wiley, 2005.
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