FREQUENCY DOMAIN TECHNIQUES FOR ANTENNA ANALYSIS: from in-house to commercial EM solvers

October 3-7, 2022 - Florence, Italy


Course Topics


Introduction to Frequency Domain Techniques  – A. Freni (UNIFI)

An overview of frequency domain methods. Mathematical aspects common to any frequency domain method. Review of basics of linear system solvers 


Introduction to the Method of Moments – Z. Sipus (UNIZAG)

Construction of Moment Method programs. Examples of the development of Moment Method codes (thin wire antennas, slot antennas). Scattering from metallic objects. Body of Revolution problems. Analysis of lenses and focalizing structures.


Mixed Potential formulations of some integral equations in Electromagnetics – J. Mosig (EPFL)
Integral equations for electrostatics problems in free space. Mixed potentials for electrodynamics (full-wave) problems: vector and scalar potential. The Mixed Potential Integral Equation (MPIE) and its associated Green's functions. Method of Moments (MoM) implementations of the MPIE. Multilayered media: The spectral domain. Associated Green's functions as Sommerfeld integrals. 


Periodic stuctures – A. Skrivervik (EPFL)
Definition of a periodic structure and examples of applications, eg. arrays, frequency selective surfaces, and metamaterials. Periodic Green's functions in space and spectral domains. Grating lobes and blind spots. Convergence issues.


Course schedule: 25 hours

Prerequisites: Basic electromagnetic theory,  Basic antenna theory

Availability: 20 students

Student grant information
: One grant is available (please see below)

Additional Info
: The course gives 2 ECTS credits

Accommodation
: Accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Further Information
: To receive further information you can e-mail to [email protected] 

Course Registration

 Please fill the registration form and send it by e-mail to [email protected]

Grant rules for the ESoA course

A maximum of one registration fee will be granted to students from non-profit institutions (offered by the company IDS S.p.a.).

Students who wish to apply for the grant should send, no later than 4th September 2022, to Prof. Angelo Freni ([email protected]):
- a motivation letter;
- curriculum vitae;
- a reference letter.
Due to the big amount of junk mail, please, enable the “return receipt” option in your mail program to be sure that the mail has been received.

No later than 8th September 2022 you will receive an acceptance/non-acceptance mail, where it will be specified whether your grant request has been approved/refused.

To confirm that you accept the grant, you have to reply to the acceptance mail and complete the registration before the 12th of September 2022. If you do not complete your registration by 12th September, we will consider that you have declined the grant.

Important deadlines:
- 4th September 2022 grant request submission 
- 8th  September 2022 grant acceptance notification 

- 12th September 2022 course registration