Seminar on Topics in Antennas and Propagation

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeAdvanced seminar
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2019/20
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline



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! Registration deadline Tuesday, 21.04.2020. The number of participants is limited and the first-come first-served principle is applied.

Topic Advisor Availablilty
Complex Reference Impedances for Scattering Parameters
Loosing Reality?
Jonas Weindl Taken
Self Calibration
Do We Need Expensive Reference Standards?
Bernd Hofmann


The Relation Between Electromagnetics and Acoustics
Different Quantities, the Same Equations?
Bernd Hofmann Taken
What is the best linear solver?
Josef Knapp Taken
Quantum Radar
Sensing with the "spooky action at a distance"
Josef Knapp Taken
Near-Field Imaging Based on Surface Equivalent Current Methods1
Finding the sources when the fields are known
Arslan Azhar Taken
Target Range-Angle Estimation using Frequency Diverse Arrays1
Range estimation and beam scanning without phase-shifters or phased-arrays
Arslan Azhar Available
Translation Operators in the Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM)1
Faster Algorithms for Gigantic Problems
Arslan Azhar Available

Measured Sources in Antenna-Siting Scenarios

Is it beneficial to employ measurement results in simulation models?

Björn Möhring Taken

Pulsed vs. FMCW Radar for automotive applications

Which technique suits best?

Björn Möhring Taken
Singularity Treatment
Infinity and Beyond
Alexander Paulus Taken
Precoding in Multi-User MIMO1
One base station to serve them all
Mehmet Taygur Available
Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range
An idea for indoor navigation?
Fabian Faul Taken
Passive Radars
Invisible Observers
Daniel Ostrzyharczik Taken

Direct Digital Synthesis

A Substitute for PLLs in Every Application ?
Stefan Punzet Available

¹ only in English

Place and Time

The seminar take places in the room N4512 Wednesdays between 09:45 and 13:00. The dates are

Date Content
Writing- and
Presentation Techniques
22.04.2020 Introduction, Scientific Writing I
29.04.2020 Scientific Writing II
06.05.2020 Fachschaftsvollversammlung
13.05.2020 Scientific Presentations I
20.05.2020 Scientific Presentations II
27.05.2020 Scientific Presentations III
03.06.2020 Preparation of Practice Presentations
17.06.2020 Practice Presentations I
24.06.2020 Practice Presentations II
01.07.2020 Draft Deadline
13.07.2020 Final Deadline
15.07.2020 Final Presentations I
22.07.2020 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