Introduction to Waveguides, Antennas, and Electromagnetic Compatibility

Organisation of courses at the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory during the summer term 2020:

Exercises and lectures will take place using the video conferencing system zoom at the times given in university calendar and in Stud.IP.  The corresponding conference links will be made available in Stud.IP in the overview of the lecture / exercise (in the category “Dates” under the category “Announcements”). Please familiarize yourself with zoom. All further information will follow in the first lectures. All exercises start after these.

Prof. Christian Schuster, Summer Term, in German or English

This course is intended as an introduction into the topics of electromagnetic wave propagation, guiding, sending, and receiving as well as Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for graduate engineering students that do not have a specific background in electrical engineering. It will be useful for engineers that face the technical challenge of transmitting high frequency / high bandwidth data and / or EMC issues in e.g. medical, automotive, or avionic applications. Both circuit and field concepts of electromagnetic wave propagation will be introduced and discussed.


– Fundamental properties and phenomena of electrical circuits
– Steady-state sinusoidal analysis of electrical circuits
– Fundamental properties and phenomena of electromagnetic fields and waves
– Steady-state sinusoidal description of electromagnetic fields and waves
– Useful microwave network parameters
– Transmission lines and basic results from transmission line theory
– Plane wave propagation, superposition, reflection and refraction
– General theory of waveguides
– Most important types of waveguides and their properties
– Radiation and basic antenna parameters
– Most important types of antennas and their properties
– Numerical techniques and CAD tools for waveguide and antenna design
– Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility
– Coupling mechanisms and countermeasures
– Shielding, grounding, filtering
– Standards and regulations
– EMC measurement techniques


Further Information:

Course Overview: PDF

Link to Module Description