Module description

Guided Wave Theory

Teaching methods Lecture/lab
Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 6.0
  • Classes:90 h
  • Individual/
    Group work:120 h

  • Workload:210 h
ECTS 7.0
Max. participants 0
Recommended semester 1
Frequency Annually (ss)
Lectures Guided Wave Theory
Type Lecture
Nr. E+I411
Hours per week 4.0
Lecture contents

Maxwell’s equations: general forms, cause-effect-relations, continuity relation, time harmonic fields

Wave concept: uniform plane waves, propagation and energy flux, skin effect

Boundary conditions

Transmission lines:

- Modes: concept and classification, orthogonality

- Properties of rectangular waveguides, other waveguide types and coaxial lines

Circuit theory for waveguide systems:

- Scattering matrix formulation

- Equivalent circuits

- Examples of passive devices



Balanis, C. A., Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 2012.

Ulaby, F. T., Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Pearson, 2014.

Fleisch, D., A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Labor Simulation elektrodynamischer Felder
Type Lab/studio
Nr. E+I2223
Hours per week 2.0
Lecture contents

Simulation of threedimensional electromagnetic fields in passive microwave structures. Interpretation of the results (propagation coefficients, scattering parameters, fields):

* Modes in rectangular waveguides

* Microstrip lines

* Post in a rectangular waveguide

* Window in a rectangular waveguide

* Transition microstrip line --rectangular waveguide

* Directional coupler

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Lecture notes "Guided Wave Theory"

Theorie concering rectangular waveguides: e.g.: C. A. Balanis: Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. Wiley 1998, S. 352 - 375.


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