Antenna Theory I (ANT1)


The course ANT I will take place in SoSe 2022 as face-to-face sessions, supported by digital elements via Microsoft Office 365 / Teams. To take part in the course you have to join the "Antenna Theory I" team using the team code 1np50pd.

Instructions for using Microsoft Teams .

  • In MS Teams, click "Join a team or create a team".
  • Then enter the team code 1np50pd under "Join a team with a code" and then click "Join team".


Instructor: Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
Location: Building C6 3, Floor 9 - Seminar Room 9.05
Time: on Friday, period of Apr. 15, 2022 til July 22, 2022
from 02:30 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Extent: 15 weeks per 2 weekly hours


Location: Building C6 3, Floor 9 - Seminar Room 9.05
Time: on Monday, period of Apr. 18, 2022 til July 18, 2022
from 04:00 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.
Extent: 15 weeks per 1 weekly hour


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Correlation to curriculum:

Master Systems Engineering: extension course
Master Mechatronic: extension course
Computer- und Kommunikationstechnik: deepening course

Admission requirements:

Students are expected to have taken a course in electromagnetic fields.

Evaluation / examination:

Homework and oral exam.
Here you will find the underlying grading scheme .


Exam preparation
30 h
15 h
75 h
30 h
150 h

Module grade:

Bonus points for optional homework
20 %
100 %

Educational objectives

  • To master the theoretical foundations of antennas.
  • To know the standard terms for characterizing antennas.
  • To understand the working principles of and differences between widely used classes of antennas.
  • To be able to choose the proper type of antenna for a given application.
  • To master methods for quantitative antenna design.
  • To have a basic knowledge of antenna measurement techniques.


  • Theoretical foundations.
  • Definitions and terminology.
  • Radio channel.
  • Antenna classification.
  • wire antennas, aperture antennas, microstrip antennas, antenna arrays, reflector antennas, broadband and frequency-independent antennas
  • Feeding networks
  • Antenna measurements
  • Advanced theory

Further information

  • Language of instruction: Students may choose between English and German.
  • C. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design. 3rd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
  • J. Kraus, Antennas. 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • R. Elliot, Antenna Theory and Design. Revised edition. Wiley-IEEE Press, 2003.
  • R. Collin, Antennas and Radiowave Propagation. 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, 1985.
  • K. Klark, Antennen und Strahlungsfelder. 2nd edition. Vieweg. 2006.
Postal address

Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
Saarland University
Campus C6 3, 11th floor
Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrucken

Visitor and delivery address

Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
Saarland University
Campus C6 3, 11th floor (site plan)
66123 Saarbrücken (directions)

Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
Phone: +49 681 302-2441
Consultation by appointment.
Sarah Braun
Phone.: +49 681 302-2551
Fax: +49 681 302-3157

Office hours
Mo   08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.
Tue  only reachable by phone
Wed 08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.
Thu  closed
Fri    08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.