TTT4215 - Antenna Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course will give students a thorough understanding of the fundamental radiation mechanisms of antennas and thereby get an overview of the special characteristics of the most common antenna types. One should also get a good construction background for such antennas as well as understanding of how the antennas are included in different radio systems Keywords:Fundamental antenna properties. Radiation from general current sources in free space. Array antennas. Analysis of some important types like electrically small antennas, resonant antennas, broadband antennas, and aperture antennas including reflector antennas. The method of moments for computing the current distribution on wire antennas.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has - Basic knowledge of antenna properties and mechanisms for radiation from general current sources in free space. - In-depth knowledge of how the basic antenna properties contribute to the performance of a radio system or a radio based sensor system (eg radar). - In-depth knowledge for the construction of resonant antennas, array antennas, broadband antennas, and aperture antennas including reflector antennas. - basic knowledge of the principles and practical methods for measuring the main antenna properties. Skills: The candidate can - analyze the most important antenna types and calculate radiation patterns of the most common antenna types. - Use data simulation tools to calculate the current distribution of wire antennas, the associated radiation patterns, and antenna impedance. - conduct antenna measurements in the laboratory or in the field to determine radiation characteristics and the impedance of the antennas. General competence: The candidate can - collaborate on conducting computer simulation exercises and practical antenna measurements at the laboratory. - write and deliver exercise and report from laboratory exercises

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Compulsary computer and laboratory exercises. Compulsary problem exercises. The course is held in English or Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

In case of continuation, the written exam may be changed to oral exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Knowledge about electromagnetics, wave propagation and vector calculus.

Course materials

C.A. Balanis, "Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design", 4th Ed, Wiley 2016.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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