Antennas and Propagation


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon knowledge of Electro-magnetics, and Antennas and their connection to stochastic radio channels. Moreover the module builds on knowledge obtained during the modules Wireless PHY/MAC Fundamentals (1st semester) and Wireless System Performance (2nd semester) or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Antennas
  • Basic antennas
  • Requirements for antennas in a scattering radio environment
  • Multi-antenna/ correlation analysis
  • Antenna measurement principles
  • Near field (antenna design)
  • Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method
  • Method of Moments
  • Far field (propagation)
  • Ray tracing
  • Phase screen methods and diffraction
  • Propagation scattering modeling for multiple antenna systems


  • Identify connection between antenna system and radio channel behavior
  • Assess performance of antenna elements and antenna systems
  • Select appropriate Electro-magnetic near and far field Simulation methodology for realistic antenna and propagation settings


  • Apply antenna(system) and propagation conditions in new/real-world constellations for analyzing wireless communication system impact and performance optimization
  • Evaluate limits of the methods and theories as applied to more general problems

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of ยง17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examAntennas and Propagation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAntenner og udbredelse
Module codeESNWCSK3K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design