Checking date: 21/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Fundamentals on computational electromagnetism apllied to communications I
Study: Master in Advanced Communications Technologies (278)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CASTILLO, LUIS EMILIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
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
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)
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

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