Seminar on Topics in Antennas and Propagation

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeAdvanced seminar
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2020/21
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


Current Information.

If personal attendance for the meetings is not possible due to the current COVID-19-situation, the seminar will still take place if enough participants are registered. In this case, we will use interactive online tools such as ZOOM or LRZ Meet.


In the framework of the Seminar on Topics in Antennas and Propagation, students will learn how to conduct a bibliographical research, and how to present their findings - both as a scientific paper and a presentation in the semestral symposium. The Seminar is divided into the following parts:

  1. Writing and Presentation Techniques
    The participants learn and practice interactively writing and presentation techniques, they conduct the bibliographical research on the selected topic supported by their advisor, and give a practice presentation for which feedback is provided.

  2. Preparation
    In the second part, the participants prepare a conference article (scientific paper with three pages) and a presentation.

  3. Symposium
    Eventually, the participants present their topic in the semestral symposium of the Seminar on Topics in Antennas and Propagation. Every talk is followed by a short discussion.


To register for the Seminar on Topics in Antennas and Propagation, you have to find an advisor first (see the list of topics below). You have to find and contact the advisor first. When he/she accepts to advise you, you have to send an e-mail to stating the topic and advisor. The registration in TUMOnline is necessary, but not sufficient! The number of participants is limited and the first-come first-served principle is applied.

Topic Advisor Availability

The Corrugated Waveguide

Is the wall conductive or not?

Jonas Tiede Available
T-Junctions in the Mode Matching Technique
Jonas Weindl Available
VNA Self Calibration
Do We Need Expensive Reference Standards?
Bernd Hofmann Available
Debye Potentials
The Most Natural Description?
Bernd Hofmann Available

Degrees of Freedom of Electromagnetic Fields

Enough is enough!

Josef Knapp Taken
Near-Field Imaging Based on Surface Equivalent Current Methods1
Finding the sources when the fields are known
Arslan Azhar Available

Measured Sources in Antenna-Siting Scenarios

Is it beneficial to employ measurement results in simulation models?

Björn Möhring Available
Initialization Methods for Phase Retrieval
The Art of Educated Guessing
Alexander Paulus



Simulation of Waveguides with the Method of Moments and the Electric
Field Integral Equation
Waveguides are straightforward?
Alexander Paulus Available
Influence of Buildings on the VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range
When air navigation gets in trouble
Fabian Faul Taken
Direct vs. Iterative Solvers in MoM Scattering Scenarios
Who wins?
Daniel Ostrzyharczik Available

Direct Digital Synthesis

A Substitute for PLLs in Every Application ?
Stefan Punzet Taken

Application of Huygens Principle and Reciprocity Theorem to Electromagnetic Wave Tracing1

Rays and Waves Cooperate?

Han Na Available

¹ only in English

Place and Time

The seminar will take place between 09:45 and 13:00, likely online. The dates are

Date Content
Writing- and
Presentation Techniques
14.04.2021 Introduction, Scientific Writing I
21.04.2021 Scientific Writing II
05.05.2021 Scientific Presentations I
12.05.2021 Scientific Presentations II
19.05.2021 Scientific Presentations III
26.05.2021 Preparation of Practice Presentations
09.06.2021 Practice Presentations I
16.06.2021 Practice Presentations II
21.06.2021 Draft Deadline
04.07.2021 Final Deadline
07.07.2021 Final Presentations I
14.07.2021 Final Presentations II

On all dates, attendance is mandatory. The article draft has to be send to the day of the draft deadline. The final article has to be send to the day of the final deadline.


Final presentation
(20 min talk + 10 min colloquium)
70 %
Scientific article
(three pages w/o bibliography)
30 %
Practice presentation Pass/fail credit requirement