Characteristic mode (CM) theory has received a great deal of attention in the field of antenna engineering in recent years and is one of the best choices to gain thorough physical insight to explain antenna (generally scaterrer) operating mechanism. The antenna analysis, based on CM framework, provide a set of characteristic modes which are dependent only on antenna shape, material and frequency, but not on actual feeding.

Its attractive features are mainly useful in terms of the designs of small antennas and reconfigurable antenna systems.

This course cover both theoretical and practical aspects of the CMs as well individual work with in-house and commercial software tools.

Aimed at postgraduate research students and industrial engineers who want to acquire deep insight into the theory and applications of characteristic modes.

Schedule 30 hours
Prerequisites Good knowledge of electromagnetic and antenna theory and basic antennas
Availability 20 participants
Credits 2 ECTS