Checking date: 22/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Fundamentals on computational electromagnetism apllied to communications I
Master in Advanced Communications Technologies (Plan: 436 - Estudio: 278)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CASTILLO, LUIS EMILIO

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


The complexity of real communication systems requires from software tools being able to predict the behavior of different components and subsystems. The student will have a global vision about the main computational methodologies on which commercial software are based on, i.e., electromagnetic solvers. The specific competences that will be obtained by the students are: - Choosing the proper electromagnetic solver for each application - Getting the know how about the mathematical modelling and numerical implementation in electromagnetic solvers. - Knowing the computational skills in different platforms. - Basic knowledge about HPC in computational electromagnetism
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Lesson 0: Introduction to electromagnetic solvers. Lesson 1: Electromagnetic mathematical modelling. Differential an integral approaches. Lesson 2: Finite elements method, Finite differences methods, Moment method. Asymptotic techniques applied to high frequency. Lesson 3: Implementation. Computational issues. Lesson 4: Applications: waveguides, transmission lines, passive circuits, antennas, on board antennas, radar cross section, electromagnetic compatibility. Lesson 5: High performance computing. Architectures and software programming MPI, OpenMP, GPUs)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • A. F. Peterson, S. L. Ray, and R. Mittra. Computational Methods for Electromagnetics. IEEE Press. 1998
  • D. B. Davidson. Computational Electromagnetics for RF and Microwave Engineering. Cambridge University Press. 2010
  • M. N. O. Sadiku. Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics with MATLAB. CRC press. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • A. K. Bhattacharyya. High-Frequency Electromagnetic Techniques. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 1995
  • C. A. Balanis. Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons Inc.. 1989
  • J. L. Volakis, A. Chatterjee, and L. C. Kempel. Finite Element Method for Electromagnetics. IEEE Press. 1998
  • J. M. Jin. The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 2002
  • J. M. Jin and D. J. Ryley. Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays. Wiley-IEEE Press. 2009
  • M. Salazar-Palma, T. K. Sarkar, L. E. Garcia-Castillo, T. Roy, and A. R. Djordjevic. Iterative and Self-Adaptive Finite-Elements in Electromagnetic Modeling. Artech House Publishers, Inc.. 1998
  • R. F. Harrington. Time Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields. McGraw-Hill, Inc.. 1961

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.