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FEI3204 Antenna Theory, PhD Course I 8.0 credits

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Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FEI3204 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Antenna theory, physical optics, microwave devices, advanced antennas, metamaterials.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student shall be able to
• Identify the key parameters in any commercial antenna; and to be able to explain the importance of each of these parameters.

• Determine the theoretical limitation of antennas, specifically the link between electromagnetic size, efficiency and bandwidth.

• Define the operation of advanced antennas such as leaky wave antennas, metamaterials antennas, phased arrays and lens based antennas.

• Have scientific discussions about antennas and to identify the strong points and limitations of advanced antennas.

• Identify which are the recent trends of research in the topic and the importance of this research.

• Describe the environmental impact of antenna systems, including "electromagnetic effects", power consumption, and materials employed for the antennas. 

• Identify and classify antenna technologies depending on their impact in the environment.

• Conduct research on antenna systems, which are more environmentally friendly. 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course requires basic knowledge of electromagnetism, and it is desirable to have a basic knowledge about radiofrequency technologies. Students who hold an MSc degree in Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Physics could potentially have the bases for the development of this course.
Furthermore, basic knowledge of antennas and/or microwave devices is an asset. If the student has already passed the Master course EI2400 (or an equivalent “Antenna Course” in any other University institution), he/she should be in ideal conditions to follow the lectures.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 8.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In the beginning of the course, the student will choose a project which will be supervised by the coordinator of the subject. The coordinator will propose different projects, although the project could be also proposed by the student (however, the coordinator will have to express the consent about the project).
Alternatively, the student can choose not to carry out a project and to go for a final exam (written and oral), in which he/she will have to demonstrate

Other requirements for final grade

Regular home-assignments, including exercises and development of own scripts of simulation. One of the assignments will be related to environmental issues. The student must attend to a reflection seminar in which environmental implications of antennas are discussed.
Additionally, one of the two options will be chosen by the student:
1) Written and oral individual examination.
2) Creation of a written report and oral presentation of a proposed project.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Oscar Quevedo-Teruel

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering