Methods and techniques for antenna systems/ Metodi e tecniche per sistemi di antenna

  • Course Objectives

    Antennas are fundamental components of modern wireless communication systems for smart environments such as pervasive systems for distributed information and computing, advanced space systems, intelligent transportation systems. This course aims at providing a selection of advanced topics in antenna engineering, including analytical and numerical techniques: theory and applications of periodic structures; resonant and traveling-wave antennas for terrestrial and space communication systems; smart and MIMO antenna arrays; numerical techniques based on differential formulations (finite differences in time and frequency) and on boundary integral formulations (method of moments); the main commercial CAD tools for antennas based on the above numerical techniques will also be illustrated.