Course syllabus

Antenna Technology

ETEN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Compulsory for: MWIR1
Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-fel, MFOT1, N4-hn
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of antenna theory. The student shall acquire good ability to analyse and design antennas. The student shall acquire good knowledge of antenna parameters such as directivity and radiation pattern.

The student shall carry through and document a project in which an antenna is designed, fabricated and measured.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Radiation integrals. The far field. Antenna parameters. Friis´ transmission formula. The radar equation. Various antenna types such as wire antennas, patch antennas, aperture antennas, array antennas including pattern synthesis, reflector antennas, measurement techniques. Numerical methods for antenna problems, e.g., the method of moments.

In the laboratory work part a patch antenna is designed, manufactured and measured.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and written laboratory report.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0110. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Antenna theory.
Code: 0210. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report. Contents: Laboratory work.


Assumed prior knowledge: Electromagnetic Field Theory (F) ETE055, EITF85 (Pi) ETEF01, or (E) ESS050, EITF80.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETE100

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Mats Gustafsson,
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